World Cup Update: FT: Croatia 1-1 Denmark (Croatia Wins 3-2 by Penalty)
1998 World Cup semi-finalists Croatia in an exciting encounter today defeated Denmark 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out. The match which went on to the extra time was finally decided through a penalty shoot -out
Croatia's Luka Modric had the chance to send his team into a quarter-final against hosts Russia with a penalty four minutes from the end of extra time but Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel dived to his left to save the spot kick.
Both goals came in the first four minutes in Nizhny Novgorod. Mathias Jorgensen gave Denmark the lead after only 58 seconds, and Mario Mandzukic equalized in the 4th minute. The second half has seen far fewer attacking chances with both teams playing more cautiously.
Croatia will play the quarterfinal against Russia, which beat Spain 4-3 in a penalty shootout after their match finished 1-1 after extra time.
Source: Economic Times