Ghanaians react to Russia's shootout defeat to Croatia

Russia were the lowest team entering the tournament and came within penalty kicks of making the semi-final

Russia were the lowest team entering the tournament and came within penalty kicks of making the semi-final

"Obviously, it's hard to get out here but the supporters who have travelled have been unbelievable". They say a massive screen on Wharf Green is broken and orders banning drinking alcohol in town centre public spaces would make showing the Croatia game hard and put a dampener on celebrations.

"That allows you to be flexible tactically, dynamic, good on the ball - because we have the quality - and good without the ball". She believes Croatia will put up a great fight, however, England's composure throughout the World Cup, as well as their strong lineup, will lead them to the finals.

"Our last three games were different because we played teams with a defensive approach", he said. Alexander Golovin stressed that the emotions he had felt during the championship would stay in his heart for the rest of his life.

Eight of its 11 goals so far have come via free kicks, corners or penalties, which is four more than any other team and the most since Portugal also scored eight set-piece goals at the World Cup in 1966. The two pundits with the highest score in this round will go head to head for the predictions crown in the third/fourth placed playoff and the final.

Sergei Ignashevich, who said on Saturday he was finishing his sports career, thanked the fans, saying, "My biggest thanks to you all and each one of you personally".

"We have proved we are a football nation".

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'The feel of this group is similar to then but that team was a lot more experienced, ' Southgate said.

While Les Bleus of France are hoping to repeat their success in 1998, their next door neighbour, Le Diable Rouge (The Red Devils) of Belgium will play in their first semi-final in 32 years.

If it's level with 30 minutes to go, there's only one victor.

For many fans, the fact that Russian Federation lost only in a penalty shootout against a team widely considered to be one of the most skilled in the tournament was a victory in itself.

The likes of Alexandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev, and Artem Dzyuba were impressive as Russian Federation built on the momentum to cause one of the biggest upsets of the tournament as they knocked out the La Roja on penalties in the quarter-final.

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