SOCHI – Host nation Russia and Croatia were locked at 1-1 at half-time in their World Cup quarter-final in Sochi on Friday as they compete for the right to play England in the semis.
Earlier on Saturday, England advanced to the semi-finals when they beat Sweden (0-2) at the Cosmos Arena.
Hosts Russia stunned Croatia when they scored first in the fourth and final quarter-final match, but Croatia leveled the score shortly thereafter.
👉 Kramaric became the seventh different player to score a goal for #CRO at this #WorldCup
👉 Only @HKane (6) has scored more goals than @Cheryshev (4) at this World Cup so far#RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/Iton6bPQBI
Denis Cheryshev struck a stunning opener from distance to give Russia the lead in the 31st minute but Croatia equalised through Andrej Kramaric just eight minutes later.
Agence France-Presse (AFP)