Kolinda, the first female president in her country, was earlier seen shaking hands and congratulating Medvedev when Russian Federation took the lead but she couldn't hide her excitement when her team entered the semi-final for the first time after 1998.
The 29-year-old Besiktas center-back headed Croatia in front in extra time after Denis Cheryshev netted his fourth goal of the tournament to put Russian Federation 1-0 ahead Andrej Kramaric equalised, only for Mario Fernandes to dramatically send the game to penalties.
Despite his off-field troubles, Modric been an admirable leader for his team on the field, allowing them to match the great side of 1998 that reached the last four in France.
Team manager Stanislav Cherchesov, who guided his team into the quarter-finals, expressed his gratitude to Russian supporters and promised to deliver an even better performance at the 2020 World Cup in Qatar. Two key midfielders and playmakers were nearly operating as sweepers alongside Lovren and Vida - starving Croatia and their forwards of creativity.
After beginning his coaching career at the age of 28 with FC Vevey in Switzerland, Miroslav Blazevic managed several clubs, most notably Dinamo Zagreb, before taking the Croatia helm in 1994.
Subasic didn't need to win the shootout the same way he did against Denmark, when his three saves were the reason the Croatian team advanced.
"I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses (in England's team) since they are in the semi-finals, that says it all. We're going home", Cheryshev told Match TV.
"We feel like conscripts, when they come to just before they have done their two-year [national] service, like those a bit demoralised who wanted to stay in the army for some more time longer", the 54-year-old said.
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Eleven host cities, namely Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara, were selected to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup.
Up front, Mario Mandzukic was leaden and static and a strike rate of one goal apiece in five games for him, Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic and Eintracht Frankfurt's Ante Rebic is disappointing.
Russia's remarkable World Cup run ended in a heart-breaking quarter-final defeat on penalties as Croatia bounced back from a late extra-time equaliser to set up a last-four meeting with England.
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who attended the game, called it "the best match in the history of the national team".
"I'm wondering, 'Where are the European fans?'" Al Khater said. The teams have not met since qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, when England won 4-1 in Zagreb and 5-1 at Wembley Stadium.
The team and the country are riding a wave of adrenaline in matching the 1998 Croatian team and reaching the semis.
"We have to be united, go forward and apply pressure".