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

SOCHI: 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.

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.

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