How to Watch Russia vs. Croatia

Croatia’s Dejan Lovren during the press conference

Croatia’s Dejan Lovren during the press conference

Then Russia left their Croatian counterparts in hot water (well maybe luke warm) as Denis Cheryshev conceded in the 31st minute of the game. The game ended 2-2 after extra time.

Andrej Kramarić's goal against World Cup hosts, Russia. "We gave everything we could".

Croatia grabbed the lead in extra-time thanks to a header from Domagoj Vida following a corner, but with just six minutes to go Russian Federation made it 2-2 when Mario Fernandes glanced home a header following a free-kick.

Vida was booked moments later after removing his top during his goal celebration.

Zlatko Dalic's men needed a penalty shootout victory of their own against Denmark in the last round after Luka Modric missed a spot kick in normal time.

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Subasic, 33, saved three penalties in Sunday's round-of-16 shootout win in Nizhny Novgorod, and afterward showed the tribute to close friend Hrvoje Custic, who died in 2008 after being injured during a game falling into a concrete wall near the sideline of a field.

The draw of 1-1 remained flashing on the scoreboard as both teams retreated for the 15-minute break ahead of the second half, .

Following some superb attacking displays, comparisons with the 1998 team that midfielder Ivan Rakitic - who was born in Switzerland to parents who originally hailed from Croatia - remembers so well were inevitably made.

Mario Mandzukic ran unchallenged into the penalty area and chipped a low ball back into the centre where unmarked Kramaric scored with a glancing header.

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