In the previous 120 minutes, Denis Cheryshev rifled Russian Federation in front with a long-range thunderbolt, his fourth goal of the tournament, in the 31st minute before Andrej Kramaric headed Croatia level six minutes before halftime.
After making the semi-final in 1998 in France the Croatians return to the last four, this time to face England.
Cheryshev replaces Yuri Zhirkov in the only change for the hosts, while Croatia also made just one change with Andrej Kramaric coming in for Marcelo Brozovic in the forward line.
This will be the first time that England will reach the last four of the World Cup tournament since 1990 when the reached this stages last.
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As a precautionary measure, sites in Amesbury and Salisbury, believed to have been visited by the couple before they fell ill have been cordoned off.
This was the first time since 1994 that a team tied a match after going behind in extra-time.
Russia's midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin (L) and Croatia's defender Sime Vrsaljko vie for the ball during the World Cup Quarter Final in Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia, July 7, 2018.
It was the second straight time both teams played in a shootout.
And it was Lovren's team that prevailed 4-3 in the shootout when Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic netted the decisive kick.
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Sister Venus, a five-time champion, lost the first set but fought back to beat Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6 6-0 6-1. The 36-year-old made quick work of Lukas Lacko, winning 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 in a match that saw the Swiss make only 11 errors.
For Russia, they will look back with extreme pride on their World Cup performance.
After extra time ended with the score level at 2-2, goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was Croatia's penalty hero, denying Fedor Smolov before seeing Mario Fernandes fire wide.
Subasic, 33, saved three penalties in Sunday's round-of-16 shootout win in Nizhny Novgorod, and afterward showed the tribute to close friend Hrvoje Custic, who died in 2008 after being injured during a game falling into a concrete wall near the sideline of a field.
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During the speech, the President slammed reporters and commentators for questioning whether he was preparing for the meeting. But overall, organizers say things have gone peacefully here today, and they're relatively happy with how it all went down.