Luka Modric almost cost his side a place in the quarter final of the ongoing World Cup in Russia but at the end, Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the last eight on Sunday,

After the Round of 16 clash finished deadlocked at 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, the game went into penalty shootouts just like the day's earlier tie.

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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.

However, Denmark missed three penalties, and despite two saves from Schmeichel, Ivan Rakitic stepped up to score the vital spot-kick that earned Croatia a place in the quarter final where they will now face hosts, Russia.

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