FIFA Probes Croatia Over Pro-Ukraine Celebration Of Russia Win

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England trio Harry Kane, Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire are looking to guide their side to only their second World Cup final.

Which one of these two ultra-talented squads can do a little more than the other, and advance to the 2018 World Cup Final?

While Russia also started well in Saturday's energy-sapping quarter-final duel against Croatia, they ran out of steam and ended bowing out against the Luka Modric-led side.

How they got there France made smooth work of beating Uruguay 2-0 in their quarter-final, with Raphael Varane and Antonie Griezmann the goalscorers. I asked him and he said he was OK, it did not affect him much. "They were dying on the pitch, we are proud with them", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying.

"The whole of our nation is euphoric, they are upbeat, there are parties going on when Croatia play, they are out in the squares, out in the cafes.it's great that our president is going to be there tomorrow", Dalic said.

"I hope we can outdo them".

'There are no favourites in this World Cup - every game is 50-50 and you have to fight it out.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association are investigating Croatia defender Domagoj Vida after he appeared to make anti-Russian comments following his country's quarter-final win over the World Cup hosts. "But I think we have such fantastic players, very experienced and we showed it in the penalties that we have the players who are playing in the best teams in the world". They also trailed Croatia 1-0 in the semifinals before earning a 2-1 win.

"He watched, he was rooting for the team".

Rakitic was the hero against Russian Federation, converting the winning penalty just as he did in the round-of-16 shootout win over Denmark.

As the second half got underway Croatian striker Kramarić went for the overhead kick - it was no Ronaldo performance - especially seeing as it went straight to Russian keeper, Igor Akinfeev.

"They dealt with Sweden relatively easily so we know they are going to be a hard opponent and we respect them", he continued.

The Barcelona midfielder scored the victor from the spot in the tense shoot-out against Denmark after goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saved three penalties, and then kept his cool again last night to send Croatia into the semi-finals and set up a tasty encounter with England.

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