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).
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?!
- 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
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.
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.
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.
CROATIA ARE IN THE WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL.
They will play England on Wednesday!
Croatia have done it! Ivan Rakitic sends the keeper the wrong way
Has to score. Does. A perfect penalty low and in the corner.
Excellent kick, sends the keeper the wrong way.
The 38-year-old scores in a penalty shootout for the second round in a row. Slams it home.
It's a goal - just.Keeper Igor Akinfeev gets a touch onto it - but it hits the post and crosses the lineCopyright: Getty Images
Russia's hero turns to villain. It's a bizarre run-up and he just toe punts it wide.
An excellent low save in the corner from Igor Akinfeev. Brilliant stop.Copyright: Reuters
He's barely played in this tournament because of injury, but he sends the keeper the wrong way to level.
Top corner. Nice.
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?!
Fedor Smolov steps up to take the first penalty for Russia...
Gregory: Only Argentina in 1990 have won 2 shootouts in the same tournament. Someone else is about to manage it