"In four years' time in Qatar we will be better", Cherchesov added, referring to the next World Cup tournament.
What time will the 2018 FIFA World Cup Croatia vs England Semi-final begin? The Croats won in a 4-3 penalty shootout.
Larger productions, like Timberlake's concert at the O2 Arena, are trying to keep fans from defecting by screening the match before they start their show. They should be extremely proud.
The credit must go to their captain, Harry Kane who has scored 6 goals in the tournament till now and is the leading goal-scorer in Russian Federation. Last year, he made a 20,000 euros donation to firefighters in Dalmatia so that they received new equipment to help them tackle wildfires that spread in and around Split. They are not in the semi-final for no reason.
And after Fernandes' late equaliser from Alan Dzagoev's free-kick - the midfielder was making his first appearance as a substitute since suffering injury in Russia's opening game - you felt the momentum would be with Russian Federation.
But on Saturday the team bowed out as heroes, with fans in Moscow dancing on the streets and chanting "Russia" through the night.
Jacobs said that whether England win or lose, the soccer fans who do come to his gig would be hard to handle. "It's just a continuation of a great season that he had at Barcelona", he said.
Squares packed with red-and-white painted fans, stalls selling football jerseys and flares, and drivers blaring their horns, people hugging and singing - scenes reminiscent of 1998 are all around as the country of around four million people lives and breathes football. Vida tried to get Croatia back in the game but Mario Fernandes snatched an equaliser for Russian Federation.
"Atmosphere is so important for us - we're basically a comedy gig", said Stacey Norris, the producer, director, and occasionally drunk cast member. But coach Stanislav Cherchesov - his moustache becoming the unofficial symbol of Russia's Cinderella waltz through the tournament - seemed visibly distraught. I don't put myself under any pressure, I embrace the moment and play in the moment. "The biggest thing for me is just continuing to win - and hopefully a few more wins over the next week".
"Luka Modric is a fantastic player but they have players around the squad who are going to be hard opponents".
"As I know, when you work overseas, you feel your country in a different way".