Croatia ends Russia's run in shootout

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Croatia ends Russia's run in shootout

Russian midfielder Aleksandr Samedov, along with veteran defender Sergei Ignashevich, have announced their retirement from worldwide football.

World football's governing body FIFA has shown the whole world the story of Bangladesh's football frenzy through its official World Cup Facebook page along with pictures of graffitis and fans celebrating the World Cup.

Heading towards Moscow, the two friends both wore "ushanka" hats - the trademark Russian headgear worn in winter with flaps that cover the ears - as a souvenir of a country they said had given them a warm welcome. Numerous Croatia players said arriving in Sochi immediately after the round of 16 win over Denmark was a major benefit, but now are facing a rapid recovery.

As the game went to extra time, and then penalties, the beers kept flowing and Mandzukic's bar tab sailed past 3000 pounds ($5325), according to Croatian news site 24Sata who said the 32-year-old outlaid 25,000 kuna toward the bill.

"Of course we wanted to go further", he admitted.

The defender is not ready for his World Cup dream to be over as he targets a first England final since 1966.

Ivan Rakitic, so often a key man for Barcelona, was not almost as influential as at club level, while in defence, Russia's Mario Fernandes beat more highly rated defenders to head home a late equaliser.

Going to extra-time and penalties meant using up valuable reserves of energy that could potentially put them at a disadvantage in their semi-final on Wednesday when they face an England side who coasted to a 2-0 win over Sweden. "I think they've played a good tournament".

"We took a hard route and we were unlucky, particularly in previous tournaments, especially the Euros".

Technically no team plays a more devastating counter attack than Roberto Martniez's side as Japan found out.

"So to be here, to be a part of it, leading this team out, I'm so proud". The Croats won 4-3 on penalties.

"But I thought we handled it really well. My mum and sister watched every one of their World Cup games at my place, passionately supporting them, and they have never watched football in their lives!"

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