The hosts caused a major shock in their last-16 match by beating 2010 Spain on penalties. They have defied all expectations already, but now anything seems possible for Stanislav Cherchesov’s men.
Croatian, meanwhile, also needed spot-kicks to overcome Denmark. Barcelona playmaker Ivan Rakitić got the winner from 12 yards after Luka Modrić missed the chance to settle the tie in extra time when Kasper Schmeichel saved his penalty.
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