Twitterati Laud Russia’s Performance in WC After Quarters Exit
Russian players react after the quarter-final match against Croatia.
Russian players react after the quarter-final match against Croatia.(Photo: AP)

Twitterati Laud Russia’s Performance in WC After Quarters Exit

Although Russia made it further at this year's World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semi-finals with a 4-3 shootout victory on Saturday following a 2-2 draw at extra time.

The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked team in the tournament at Number 70, were trying to make it to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since the Soviet Union finished fourth at the 1966 tournament in England.

I left everything on the field and unfortunately we were unlucky. We gave everything we could.
Roman Zobnin, Midfielder, Russia

The Croats hadn't advanced this far at the World Cup since 1998, when the country made their first appearance. Croatia will next play England in the semi-finals on Wednesday in Moscow. The English team defeated Sweden 2-0 on Saturday.

Even though Russia were knocked out of the tournament, Twitterati lauded the team’s performance during the World Cup.

(With inputs from AP)

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