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Russia bow out of World Cup after agonizing shootout defeat to Croatia (AS IT HAPPENED) LIVE UPDATES

7 Jul, 2018 17:31
Russia bow out of World Cup after agonizing shootout defeat to Croatia (AS IT HAPPENED)
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Live updates as Russia aim to continue their historic World Cup run as they meet Croatia in the quarter-finals in Sochi. Check out all the action and reaction in the text below.

  • 07 July 2018

    21:07 GMT

    So, we leave our live updates here, but you can check out the full match report from Sochi here

    We'll be back for the semi-finals and finals, so stay with RT Sport for all the World Cup action. 

  • 21:05 GMT

    Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov: 

    "It's a shame we lost... we gave away goals we shouldn't have... but I thank the players and the fans. 

    "We didn't have one player was the best, it was the whole team..."     

  • 21:02 GMT

    So, the semi-final line-ups are complete as Russia bow out. They've illuminated the tournament on the pitch when many thought they would struggle. 

    From the 5-0 opening rout of Saudi Arabia to tonight's agonizing shooutout loss, they've contributed massively to this wonderful tournament.

    They now make way for others, but their place in history is secure... 

  • 20:54 GMT

    Croatian players celebrate with their fans, Russia take the commiserations from their home fans - they've done them proud, and they've done their nation proud.    

  • 20:51 GMT

    The hosts are out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals, after a brave, brave effort. 

    Few expected them to come this far, but they've battled to the end and gone out in the cruelest possible circumstances.

    Croatia head into a semi-final with England in Moscow on Wednesday.

  • 20:50 GMT

    Agony for Russia as Ivan Rakitic slots home the decisive penalty for Croatia... 

  • 20:50 GMT

    GOAL! Croatia win 4-3 on penalties 

  • 20:49 GMT

    GOAL! Russia 3-3 Croatia

    Kuzyaev scores for Russia, but if Croatia score next, they win...

  • 20:48 GMT

    GOAL! Russia 2-3 Croatia

    Vida slots home for Croatia. 

  • 20:48 GMT

    GOAL! Russia 2-2 Croatia

    Veteran Ignashevich slots home for Russia