Federation Internationale de Football Association probes Croatia over pro-Ukraine celebration of Russia win

Zlatko Dalic has guided Croatia to the quarter-finals of the World Cup

Zlatko Dalic has guided Croatia to the quarter-finals of the World Cup

Sadly, hours later, Vida said yes to racism by shouting a hateful slogan that is typically directed against Russians while it is also directed with scorn against socialists, Jews, Roma and other minorities in present day Ukrainian territory.

In a statement, Federation Internationale de Football Association said it "is processing the different reports of the said match as well as potential evidence concerning the matter" but said it could not comment any further until it has "evaluated all information available".

Vukojevic, who now works as a scout at Dynamo but is with his national team for their World Cup campaign, added: "This victory is for Dinamo and Ukraine".

Of course, this was not the first time that this year's world cup has become politicised.

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After extra time ended with the score level at 2-2, goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was Croatia's penalty hero, denying Fedor Smolov before Mario Fernandes fired wide.

Vida told the Russian newspaper Sport Express he meant the video to be a personal message. "It was just a joke".

The victor of the match will meet England in the semifinals next week.

Earlier this week, Ukrainian goalkeeper Mikhail Gotra had his contract with FC Karpaty terminated for cheering on Russian Federation on his Instagram page following their round-of-16 win over Spain. Three Swiss players were fined for making hand gestures referencing the Albanian flag during a 2-1 win over Serbia in the group stage.

The ongoing Fifa World Cup has delivered classic after classic. During an earlier match between Switzerland and Serbia, several ethnic Albanian players on the Swiss team flashed a provocative hand signal created to inflame tensions between Serbs and Albanians.

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