World Cup 2018 quarter-final: Russia v Croatia – live!

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11 min: Modric’s delivery isn’t all that. “The first major tournament I can remember was Euro 1988 and I really liked the USSR side, managed by the coaching great Valeri Lobanovsky, featuring goalkeeping legend Rinat Dasaev and a number of outfield greats,” writes Kári Tulinius. “They got undone in the final by a Dutch side featuring some outrageous talents. A similar USSR team then made a complete hash of it at the 1990 World Cup. Though they trounced Cameroon 4-0 in the final game, a mutually beneficial 1-1 between Argentina and Romania meant they went home. It was a much more talented side than today’s lot, who’re a game away from a World Cup semifinal. Talent only gets you so far.”

10 min: Yes, Croatia are getting into this game now. Perisic wins a corner off Fernandes down the left. More pressure on the hosts.

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Written by Scott Murray
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