Croatia has beaten host Russia 4-3 in a penalty shootout to advance to a World Cup semifinal against England.
The quarterfinal at Sochi was tied 1-1 after regulation and 2-2 after extra time, forcing both Croatia and host Russia to a shootout for the second consecutive game.
Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic made one save in the shootout, blocking Fedor Smolov’s attempt. He also watched Mario Fernandes shot miss the goal wide left in the third round.
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