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Live Reporting

Emma Sanders

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  1. Post update

    Croatia are only the second team to make it through to the semi-finals of a World Cup with two penalty shootout victories. (Argentina also did it in 1990).

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    Bezaleel: Rakitic sends Croatia through....AGAIN

    Lee: Massive commiserations to Russia!! Croatia go through on penalties to meet us in the Semi Final!! We will have them!

    Robert: There is a huge gulf in quality between France/Belgium and England/Croatia. Surely the winner of the first semi-final must go on to become champions?!

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    SMS Message: When Russia got into a shootout I thought England could bring it home but now Croatia are through it's not coming within 100 miles of home. from Scott
  4. Post update

    What a game! What a finish! AND WHAT A WORLD CUP!

    The Russian players are almost inconsolable at the moment but there's sheer relief on Luka Modric's face. His penalty was inches from bouncing off the post.

    He was excellent in the second half for Croatia. Go and give him a rating.

  5. 'I really feel for Russia'

    Russia 3-4 Croatia

    Dion Dublin

    Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    I am not sure if anybody really deserved to lose tonight, they both put their bodies on the line. The quality of Croatia was just a little bit better but that doesn't matter in penalty shootouts. Croatia have edged it but I really feel for Russia.

  6. Post update

    Devastation for the hosts. They have made it so far.

    But Croatia are through to the final four thanks to back-to-back penalty shootout victories. Nerves of steel.

  7. BreakingPost update

    Russia 3-4 Croatia


    They will play England on Wednesday!

  8. CROATIA SCORE - Ivan Rakitic

    Russia 3-4 Croatia

    Croatia have done it! Ivan Rakitic sends the keeper the wrong way

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Croatia beat Russia on penalties to set up semi-final against England
  9. RUSSIA SCORE - Daler Kuzyaev

    Russia 3-3 Croatia

    Has to score. Does. A perfect penalty low and in the corner.

  10. CROATIA SCORE - Domagoj Vida

    Russia 2-3 Croatia

    Excellent kick, sends the keeper the wrong way.

  11. RUSSIA SCORE - Sergei Ignashevich

    Russia 2-2 Croatia

    The 38-year-old scores in a penalty shootout for the second round in a row. Slams it home.

  12. CROATIA SCORE - Luka Modric

    Russia 1-2 Croatia

    It's a goal - just.Keeper Igor Akinfeev gets a touch onto it - but it hits the post and crosses the line

  13. RUSSIA MISS - Mario Fernandes

    Russia 1-1 Croatia

    Russia's hero turns to villain. It's a bizarre run-up and he just toe punts it wide.

  14. CROATIA MISS - Mateo Kovacic

    Russia 1-1 Croatia

    An excellent low save in the corner from Igor Akinfeev. Brilliant stop.

    Igor Akinfeev
  15. RUSSIA SCORE - Alan Dzagoev

    Russia 1-1 Croatia

    He's barely played in this tournament because of injury, but he sends the keeper the wrong way to level.

  16. CROATIA SCORE - Marcelo Brozovic

    Russia 0-1 Croatia

    Top corner. Nice.

  17. RUSSIA MISS - Fedor Smolov

    Russia 0-0 Croatia

    Wow. Waits for the keeper to move and goes for a little chip... but the keeper is able to stop it with his arm. What was he doing?!

  18. Post update

    Fedor Smolov steps up to take the first penalty for Russia...

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    Gregory: Only Argentina in 1990 have won 2 shootouts in the same tournament. Someone else is about to manage it