Croatia end Russia's World Cup dream on penalties

Croatia end Russia's World Cup dream on penalties

Croatia end Russia's World Cup dream on penalties

"Glory to Ukraine! This victory is for Dynamo and for Ukraine", he chanted in the video, alongside Dynamo Kiev scout and former Croatia worldwide Ognjen Vukojevic.

Vukojevic added in the video: "This victory is for Dynamo (Kiev) and for Ukraine! It was definitely no political message, but a simple thank you for all the support from Ukraine, where Vukojevic and I spent a number of years", Vida said in a statement released by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS).

Russia's road to the World Cup final ended last night after the Russian team lost a penalty shoot-out to Croatia in one of the most dramatic matches of any World Cup in recent memory.

"Glory to Ukraine" is the war cry of the Ukrainian army but has also become more widely associated with the simmering conflict on the country's eastern border with Russian Federation and in Crimea, which Russian Federation has claimed since 2014, despite worldwide condemnation.

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The video in question was posted online after Croatia's victory and also featured Vida's teammate, Ognjen Vukojevic, saying, "this win is for Dynamo and Ukraine.go Croatia".

"Glory to Ukraine" is the war cry of the Ukrainian army.


"There's no politics in football". "I've got friends there since I joined Dynamo Kyiv, I didn't mean anything else".

"I also believe that today, regardless of which team wins, we will see an excellent and fair play and will see how to overcome everything in our daily lives that could create obstacles", Grabar-Kitarovic said.

The players and head coach Stanislav Cherchesov have been invited by Putin to "to sum up the results of the championship and discuss Russia's World Cup heritage", Peskov told Russian news agency TASS on Sunday.

During the group stage of the World Cup, FIFA fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an "Albanian eagle" symbol to celebrate goals against Serbia and cleared them to continue playing.

For the fifth straight game, Croatia will wear its change shirt of black and dark blue checks to play England on Wednesday for a place in the final.

England beat Croatia 5-1 in a World Cup qualifier in 2009.

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