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SOCHI, Russia Russia's unexpected World Cup run ended on penalties after a thrilling quarter-final against Croatia on Saturday, and the hosts left the stage having earned the admiration of fans both home and abroad for their indomitable spirit.
SOCHI, Russia, July 7 Croatia beat hosts Russia 4-3 on penalties after the teams were level at 2-2 following extra time in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday and will meet England in the semi-finals.
SOCHI, Russia Luka Modric has already done enough at the World Cup to upstage some top names in contemporary soccer but when he steps into the Fisht Stadium by the Black Sea on Saturday against Russia, he will have a chance to become part of Croatia's folklore.
SOCHI, Russia Croatia's successful run in the 1998 World Cup in France, when they finished third, has been something of a burden for the generations that followed, but the current group in Russia could even surpass them, defender Dejan Lovren said on Thursday.
SOCHI, Russia Croatia and Russia did just about enough to emerge successful from their respective round of 16 matches but will need to replicate their group stage form and attacking mindset when they clash in Saturday's World Cup quarter-finals in Sochi.
SOCHI, Russia Russia employed an attacking mindset against their World Cup group stage opponents but played defensively in the knockout clash against Spain, and Croatia believe they must be ready for either approach from the hosts in Saturday's quarter-final. | Video
SOCHI, Russia Backed by a partisan crowd, Russia will play above themselves in their World Cup quarter-final against Croatia but Zlatko Dalic's men will have the answers ready for the challenge posed by the hosts, goalkeeper Danijel Subasic said on Tuesday.
SOCHI, Russia Uruguay's Edinson Cavani has always played second fiddle to his more illustrious attacking colleagues at country or club level but the long-haired marksman emerged out of those shadows with his twin strike in the World Cup round of 16 last week.
SOCHI, Russia, July 2 Uruguay's Edinson Cavani has always played second fiddle to his more illustrious attacking colleagues at country or club level but the long-haired marksman emerged out of those shadows with his twin strike in the World Cup round of 16 last week.
SOCHI, Russia Portugal coach Fernando Santos spent the World Cup denying that his team was only about Cristiano Ronaldo, but he will leave Russia with even more doubts about the future of the European champions once their talismanic forward decides to hang up his boots.