Hosts Russia and Croatia level at 1-1, go to extra time


SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Hosts Russia and Croatia were level at 1-1 after 90 minutes in Saturday’s last World Cup quarter-final at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium and the teams will now play extra time.

Soccer Football – World Cup – Quarter Final – Russia vs Croatia – Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia – July 7, 2018 Croatia’s Danijel Subasic reacts after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Carl Recine

Denis Cheryshev’s swerving left-footer from the edge of the box gave hosts Russia the lead in the 31st minute but an unmarked Andrej Kramaric headed in a cross from Mario Mandzukic eight minutes later to restore parity.

The winners will play England in the semi-finals at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday.

Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Ken Ferris

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