Ghanaians react to Russia's shootout defeat to Croatia

Ghanaians react to Russia's shootout defeat to Croatia

"England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup and you need to respect that, but we have nothing to lose".

Sterling was a key part of the Manchester City side that won the Premier League last season but he has been less effective in England's charge to the last four for the first time since 1990.

But it was not meant to be as Croatia won 4-3 on penalties to advance to a semi-final against England, leaving numerous 48,0000 fans at Sochi's Fisht Stadium in tears.

"Of course there is some power left for the English", he told a post-match press conference.

"And now I want to say to English fans: "Guys, get it together, come to Russian Federation and support your national team because they have gotten into the semi-final", she said.

"And certainly sooner or later, we will wait for some sort of rational explanations or arguments over the recent situation in Salisbury and the situation that followed", he added, referring to two cases of nerve agent poisonings in southwest England.

But their performances gave Russian players instant national hero's status and the country the right to be proud of a run no one had expected less than a month ago.

Croatia will take on England in the semi-final in Moscow on July 11.




Victory would see Croatia emulate the achievement of their 1998 side in reaching the last four.

"I'm wondering, 'Where are the European fans?'" Al Khater said.

"They have a very serious national team".

Croatia will come up against a partisan Russian crowd in their last eight-tie in Sochi on Saturday evening.

The last time Russian Federation did so well at a major tournament was when it reached the semifinals of the 2008 European Championship.

"I believe that people did not only start trusting us but they are in love with us". "We did not want to risk some passes that would tip the balance in our favour". "Now is the time and hopefully we can achieve a similar result", Perisic said.

But this is a player whose reputation took a battering at home before the tournament due to his implication in the multi-million-euro corruption trial of former Dinamo Zagreb chief Zdravko Mamic.

The day after their hard-fought defeat at the hands of Croatia in the quarterfinals of the World Cup the team visited the Fifa Fan Fest in Moscow to personally thank the fans for their unbelievable support throughout the tournament. "We have all of the requisites for that - we have a great team, backroom staff, coach, and I hope we will be able to make that extra step to reach the final".

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