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Cassandra Gardner | 11 July, 2018, 04:03

Russia's Alan Dzagoev gestures during the penalty shootout at the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.

"The objective of the exhibition is to engage with football fans in Russian Federation and introduce them to Qatar's preparations for the World Cup", said Kayed.

Southgate said it vindicated his decision to play a weakened team in the final group game against Belgium. Having dragged Russian Federation back into the tie, with the scores level in the shooutout he dragged his effort wide, allowing Ivan Rakitic to slot home three kicks later and give Croatia the victory.

"We feel like soldiers conscripted into the army", he said. That's not how Croatia play.

But it was not meant to be as Croatia won 4-3 on penalties to advance to a semi-final against England, leaving numerous 48,0000 fans at Sochi's Fisht Stadium in tears.

"They are our heroes, they are our inspiration, they brought us to this point, and we would like to continue on their way, and hopefully we will take a step further tomorrow if we have the strength and luck to do so", he added. Dalic, however, said there was plenty left in the tank.

"I hope we can outdo them".

"It makes us extremely proud and happy that after 20 years we've reached the semi-final of a World Cup", the former Tottenham midfielder said.

Goerges downs Bertens to set-up Wimbledon semi with Serena
The key game was when Williams powered to a 2-1 lead in the decisive set, against the serve, without conceding a point. Goerges, seeded 13th, faces seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams on Thursday for a place in Saturday's final.


Ex-Real Madrid forward Davor Suker, the current president of the country's football federation, was the golden boot victor in 1998 with six goals for a team that also featured AC Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban, as well as defenders Igor Stimac and Slaven Bilic - both of whom played in England.

England have four days to recover before facing Croatia in the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday night.

France won against Uruguay by netting 2 balls past the very experienced goalkeeper, Fernando Muslera. Brazil has some good chances too but failed to convert them into goals.

We've analysed them. They have a serious team, who deserve to have reached the quarter-final. But he saved fantastically the first shot in the shootout.

Tottenham won the race for the Croatian in 2008, paying a then club record-equalling £16.5m for a player, who nevertheless initially struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premier League, amid fears his stature would work against him.

Russian Federation entered the World Cup without having won a match at the tournament since 2002 and with the lowest ranking of the 32 teams, but suddenly the host nation couldn't stop winning.

There was also an image of fans gathering at TSC to watch a match.Earlier, Argentine superstar Lionel Messi posted a video clip during the World Cup, which showed footage of Bangladeshi fans cheering for Argentina and Messi.

The world has its eyes fixed on the big games ahead.

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