FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals: Russia vs Croatia - See pics

Croatia ended Russia's unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate the gallant hosts after a dramatic quarter-final ended 2-2 after extra time on Saturday.

Jul 08, 2018, 17:00 PM IST

Croatia ended Russia's unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate the gallant hosts after a dramatic quarter-final ended 2-2 after extra time on Saturday.

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Fedor Smolov of Russia is seen after the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match between Russia and Croatia. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Players of Russia are seen after the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match between Russia and Croatia. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Ivan Rakitic of Croatia celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during the penalty shootout of the match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic (3rd R) of Croatia defends during the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Players of Russia are seen prior to the extra time of the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match. (Courtesy: IANS)

 

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Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic of Croatia sustains injury during the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Players of Croatia celebrate Domagoj Vida's goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Domagoj Vida (bottom) of Croatia celebrates scoring during the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R), FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C) and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic are seen prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Head coach Stanislav Cherchesov of Russia is seen during the match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Roman Zobnin (R top) of Russia competes for a header with Dejan Lovren (C top) of Croatia during the match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Domagoj Vida of Croatia celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during the penalty shootout of the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Players of Russia are seen after the match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Players of Croatia celebrate victory after the match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev of Russia misses a penalty kick by Croatia's Marcelo Brozovic during the penalty shootout. (Courtesy: IANS)

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Luka Modric of Croatia shoots a penalty kick during the penalty shootout of the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match. (Courtesy: IANS)

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