Luka Modric needs support as it's one step forward and one step back for Croatia after Russia win

Ivan Rakitic scored the winning penalty as Croatia beat Russia 4-3 in a shoot-out after a 2-2 draw to end the World Cup hopes of the host nation and advance to a semi-final against England.

Brazil-born Mario Fernandes had kept Russia’s dream alive when he headed home in the 115th minute to level and force penalties.But he and Fyodor Smolov both failed to convert their spot-kicks in Sochi.

Andrej Kramaric and Domagoj Vida found the net for Croatia prior to penalties as they advanced to their first World Cup semi-final since 1998.

Source: sports360

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