Hosts Russia’s dream run in the Fifa world cup 2018 has come to an end after being served defeat at the hands of Croatia in the quarterfinals of the world cup.
Denis Cheryshev has been the standout player for Russia in the world up and he showed up on the ocassion to score the opening goal in the 31st minute. Croatia did not wait long and scored the equalizer in the 39th minute via Andrej Kramaric.
90 minutes of regulated time finished and the score was 1-1 the match was taken to extra in which Croatia scored from a corner to make in 1-2. Russia all set to have a heart break had some fight left as they scored the equalizer through Mario fernandes also from a corner.
The match went ahead to penalties which Croatia won 4-3 after Fedor Smolov and Mario fernandes missed their respective penalties for Russia. Ivan rakitic scored the match winning penalty for Croatia for the 2nd time on the world cup.
Croatia now face England in the semi finals of the Fifa world cup.