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Croatia beat Russia on penalties to set up World Cup semi against England

AFP  |  Sochi 

beat 4-3 on penalties to set up a semi-final against England after a dramatic match full of twists and turns.

The game finished 2-2 after extra-time following a late equaliser by Russia's

struck a stunning opener from distance to give the hosts the lead in the 31st minute but equalised through just eight minutes later.

Croatia's broke the deadlock in extra-time, getting his head to the ball from a corner to score in the 101st minute but Fernandes headed home from a free-kick just five minutes before the end in Sochi.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 02:35 IST