Russia and Croatia have showed cased their Team intelligence, creativity and sporting skills Tonight. But it turn out to be a wide goose chase for the World cup hosts team; Russia after loosing to Croatia.
Croatia subdued the host team with 2-1 score-line but the game changes at 115 minutes of extra time when Russian; Mário Fernandes scored a header bringing both teams into Penalty kick.
Croatia won a second consecutive penalty shootout 4-3 to advance to the World Cup semifinals, ending the tournament for hosts Russia, who had equalised late in extra time.
Russia became the third World Cup hosts to have their tournament end on penalties, after Mexico in the 1986 quarterfinals and Italy in the 1990 semifinals.