Russia v Croatia, 07 July 2018

Score2-2 :: penalties 4-3 to Croatia
RefereeSandro Ricci
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Quarter-final
VenueFisht Stadium, Sochi
Attendance44,287
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Croatia won 4-3 on penalties After extra time - 1-1 at 90 minutes Russia v Croatia was Match 59 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil) Assistant Referee 1: Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil) Assistant Referee 2: Marcello Van Gasse (Brazil) VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (Italy) Croatia had now reached the World Cup semi-finals for a second time. Their only previous quarter-final was a 3-0 win against Germany in 1998. In their home tournament, Russia had reached the quarter-final of the World Cup for the first time since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Croatia had twice previously faced the host nation at the World Cup finals, losing against France in 1998 (1-2 in semi-final) and Brazil in 2014 (1-3 in the group stage). Croatia became the second nation to progress on a penalty shoot-outs in consecutive knock-out games in a World Cup finals after Argentina against Yugoslavia and Italy in 1990. Domagoj Vida became the eighth player to score for Croatia at Russia 2018; only Belgium (nine) now had more different goalscorers at this World Cup finals (excluding own goals). At 38 years and 358 days, Sergei Ignashevich became the fourth oldest player to appear in a quarter-final, semi-final or final of the World Cup after Peter Shilton (40 years and 292 days), Dino Zoff (40 years and 133 days) and Stanley Matthews (39 years and 145 days).

2 (3)  Russia

Manager: Stanislav Cherchesov

2 (4)  Croatia

Manager: Zlatko Dalic

Goals:

Denis Cheryshev 31 G
Mário Fernandes 115 G

Goals:

Andrej Kramarić 39 G
Domagoj Vida 101 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev (captain)
Defender Mário Fernandes
Defender Fedor Kudryashov
Defender Ilja Kutepov
Defender/Midfielder Daler Kuzyaev
Midfielder Denis Cheryshev
Midfielder Aleksandr Golovin
Midfielder Aleksandr Samedov
Midfielder Roman Zobnin
Forward Artem Dzyuba

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Danijel Subašić
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender Ivan Strinic
Defender Domagoj Vida
Defender/Midfielder Šime Vrsaljko
Midfielder Luka Modrić (captain)
Midfielder Ivan Rakitić
Midfielder/Forward Ivan Perišić
Forward Ante Rebić

Substitutions:

Aleksandr Erokhin for Aleksandr Samedov 54
Fedor Smolov for Denis Cheryshev 67
Yuri Gazinskiy for Artem Dzyuba 79
Alan Dzagoev for Aleksandr Golovin 102

Substitutions:

Marcelo Brozović for Ivan Perišić 63
Josip Pivarić for Ivan Strinic 74
Mateo Kovačić for Andrej Kramarić 88
Vedran Corluka for Šime Vrsaljko 97

Cards:

Yuri Gazinskiy 109 Y

Cards:

Dejan Lovren 35 Y
Ivan Strinic 38 Y
Domagoj Vida 101 Y
Josip Pivarić 114 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov
Goalkeeper Andrey Lunev
Defender Vladimir Granat
Defender/Midfielder Igor Smolnikov
Defender/Midfielder Yuri Zhirkov
Midfielder Alan Dzagoev
Midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin
Midfielder Yuri Gazinskiy
Midfielder Aleksandr Samedov
Midfielder/Forward Aleksei Miranchuk
Midfielder/Forward Anton Miranchuk
Forward Fedor Smolov

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić
Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković
Defender Dulje Caleta-Car
Defender Vedran Corluka
Defender Tin Jedvaj
Defender Josip Pivarić
Midfielder Milan Badelj
Midfielder Filip Bradarić
Midfielder Marcelo Brozović
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder/Forward Marko Pjaca

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Russia went first) 1 - Fedor Smolov [saved] 2 - Alan Dzagoev [scored] 3 - Mário Fernandes [missed] 4 - Sergei Ignashevich [scored] 5 - Daler Kuzyayev [scored]

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Croatia went second) 1 - Marcelo Brozovic [scored] 2 - Mateo Kovačić [saved] 3 - Luka Modrić [scored] 4 - Domagoj Vida [scored] 5 - Ivan Rakitić [scored]