"The game was fair, that's what matters the most, it's not about politics here, it's about football. Russia lost to Croatia. We congratulate both our team on their brilliant game and Croatia who have advanced further," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

The host nation lost to Croatia 4-3 on penalties on Saturday after their quarter-final match finished 2-2 following extra time.

On Saturday night, a video showing Vida shouting "Glory to Ukraine!" and coaching assistant Ognjen Vukojevic saying "This is a victory for Dynamo and Ukraine" appeared on social media.

Both previously played for Ukrainian Premier League side Dynamo Kiev.

The Croatian Football Federation later suspended Vukojevic from his duties at the World Cup, publishing official apologies for his behavior on their official website on Monday. Vida, who was issued a warning by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee but was not banned from their next games, also apologised for his statement.