"That's it. There's no point watching the World Cup anymore", a woman identifying herself only as Vasilisa from Samara, one of the host cities for the World Cup, tweeted soon after Russian Federation crashed out.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia had never managed to go past the group stage and their defeat to Uruguay that did expose some of the qualities they were missing, including in attack, mattered little at that point. In England's class of 2018, free kicks, corners and wide crosses are mostly provided by England's wing backs, Young and Kieran Trippier, and they are proving tough to defend. "There will be a lot of great players on the pitch".
Observers are still coming to terms with what they witnessed from the country's surprise run, which included a historic victory over Spain and the emergence of Russia's leading goal scorer Denis Cheryshev.
Russia's team coach Stanislav Cherchesov told a television chat show on Monday that he would also no longer be following the tournament, but would support Belgium, as he was friendly with the team's coach.
Earlier players partied inside the dressing room in a raucous atmosphere as they toasted reaching the final four of the tournament. "Our players are at the strongest clubs, Real [Madrid], Barcelona, and have shown their best in Russian Federation".
"Russia is the 70th best team in the world in the company of Cape Verde, Finland, Albania, Jamaica, and others". Cheryshev, a superstar in his own country at the moment, recently denied claims that he used a growth hormone before the World Cup began, according to The Telegraph.
"Croatia is remembered as a team who earned third place in 1998".
The three subsequent appearances, Croatia did not make it out of the group stage. Subašić was characterized as a more reliable goalkeeper than Akinfeev, the talented Golovin is still inadequate to Modrić, and Mandžukić had the advantage over Artem Dzyuba. I could be with my parents, eating and drinking and watching the game on TV.
"I think for the Croatia team, our biggest pressure was beating Denmark in the last 16".
Forbes even wrote 5 things to know before the encounter, giving Croatia the advantage.
Modric will feature in a midfield that consists of the likes of Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic, while Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Mateo Kovacic and Dejan Lovren are just some of the names in a Croatian team expected to be England's toughest test yet.