National football team of Croatia is the last semi-finalist of the World Cup in Russia.
Last night, Croats won against the host, the team of Russia, with the score 4: 3 after better penalty shootout. The result after 90 minutes of the match was 1: 1, and after 120 minutes it was 2: 2.
Russia took the lead in the 31st minute with the goal of Denis Cheryshev, who scored with a powerful and precise shot after he got the ball from Artem Dzyuba.
However, their joy did not last for too long. Andrej Kramaric, assisted by Mario Mandzukic, scored a goal in the 39th minute of the match and tied the score.
Both teams had numerous opportunity to score in the second half of the match, and Ivan Perisic was the closest to scoring a goal in 59th minute of the match.
The result was the same after 90 minutes of the match, and they played the extra time during which were scored two goals. Domagoj Vida brought the lead back to Croatia with the goal he scored from 11 meters distance after Luka Modric’s corner, and Mario Fernandes scored in 115th minute for Russia.
Alan Dzagoev performed a free kick, and Fernandes handled the situation and sent the ball between the goal stands.
Croats were more successful in the performance of penalties, and Ivan Rakitic scored the decisive goal.
In the semi-finals that will take place on July 11, in Moscow, Croatia will play against the team of England, which won against the team of Sweden with the score 2: 0. Belgium and France will fight for the finals a day earlier in Saint Petersburg.