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Not many keepers can make history in the World Cup but Croatian shot stopper has made history for himself and his country. The Croatian goal keeper kept a clean sheet against Nigeria and Argentina but that is not the story. The story is that Danijel Subacic saved three penalties in a penalty shootout in the world cup to become the second keeper to achieve that feat after Portugal keeper Ricardo who was the first and only keeper to have done that in 2006 against England.
Subacic’s heroic saves has propelled Croatia into the quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw against Denmark. Subacic also becomes the first Croatian keeper to save three penalties in a world cup penalty shoot-out.
Mathias Jorgensen’s first minute goal and Mario Mandzukic’s fourth minute equalizer was the only goals from both teams till the end of the full time and the extra time before they had gone into the penalty shoot-outs. Luka Modric had missed a penalty in extra-time that would have sealed the match but the save by Denmark’s keeper Kasper Schmeichel, whose father was the legendary keeper Schmeichel.
Kasper made two saves in the penalty shootout but Ivan Rakitic’s goal was the decider and winning goal that put an end to Denmark’s dream of the quarter-final in the 2018 World cup in Russia. The all impressive Croatia in their group stage will have to improve on their game in other for them to survive the next match. Nobody expected Denmark to hold this Croatian side that had brought South American football gurus to their knees.
Croatia will face host nation Russia who edged out football giant Spain after a 1-1 draw in the full time which had gone into extra-time. Russia won on penalties 4-3 against Spain. The match will be in Sochi on the 7th of July.