Both Russia vs Croatia have emerged as dark horses during this summer’s World Cup and will seek to make a place in the semi-finals.
On Saturday, at the Fish Olympic stadium in Sochi, Russia and Croatia will get quarter-final tie because both sides are looking for a place in the semi-finals.
Both teams progressed through the penalty shootout in the last eight, Russia exited former World Cup winners Spain and Croatia from Denmark.
They have already exceeded expectations and have progressed in competition compared to moving forward, and winning the quarterfinal tie is expected to be gripped by success in Russia.
Winners of the finals will face England or Sweden in the semi-finals.
Here is what you need to know before the quarterfinals tie between the two sides.
Russia vs Croatia LIVE Streaming, TV Channel
|Game||Russia vs Croatia|
|Date||Saturday, July 7|
|Time||7pm BST / 2pm ET|
|Stream (US only)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
Russia vs Croatia LIVE Streaming & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|FOX / Telemundo||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be viewed live on TV on ITV or live online stream using the ITV Player.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Russia vs Croatia LIVE Streaming Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Akinfeev, Lunyov, Gabulov|
|Defenders||Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Semyonov, Kudryashov, Granat, Smolnikov|
|Midfielders||Gazinsky, Dzagoev, Golovin, Erokhin, Zhirkov, Kuzyaev, Zobnin, Samedov, Miranchuk, Cheryshev|
|Forwards||Dzyuba, Miranchuk, Smolov|
There is no player in Russia who has been suspended but Midfielder Yuri Zirkov is worried about the injury after a shoulder is damaged, which is not possible that he will be against Croatia.
In Tuesday’s session, Alexander Samedov trained by himself and started to dispute. Alan Dzagov has returned to Croatia before the World Cup quarter-finals against Croatia and should be appropriate to play in Sochi.
Potential Russia XI: Akinfeev; Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Kudryashov; Zobnin, Kuzyaev; Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev; Dzyuba.
|Goalkeepers||Subasic, Kalinic, Livakovic|
|Defenders||Corluka, Vida, Strinic, Lovren, Vrsaljko, Pivaric, Jedvaj, Caleta-Car|
|Midfielders||Modric, Rakitic, Kovacic, Badelj, Brozovic, Bradaric|
|Forwards||Mandzukic, Perisic, Kalinic, Kramaric, Pjaca, Rebic|
There are currently no fitness or injury issues in Croatia and in the conflict with Russia is expected to be in the same XI region against Denmark.
Potential Croatia XI: Subasic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Rakitic, Brozovic, Rebic, Modric, Perisic; Mandzukic.
Russia vs Croatia Betting & Match Odds
According to Dubelabet, the victory for the home country is 14/5, whereas a draw is available on 21/10. A win for Croatia is for the odds of 6/5.
Russia vs Croatia LIVE Streaming Match Preview
Russia vs Croatia has emerged as undergone in the tournament and both have influenced so far, the domestic country removed the 2010 winners from Spain through a shock penalty shootout, and the latter side made the group stage in Argentina and Nigeria Beat the likes.
Spain was one of the favorites to win the tournament, but in the last 16 years, Russia had made it the best. After getting 1-0 down from the hosts, the hosts equalized with the spot and were able to force the game into extra time, where they beat the former champions to make it to the quarter-finals.
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Russia managed to return to its final group stage, where they defeated Uruguay 3-0 but was impressed in the first round of the tournament after registering a massive win against Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Croatia has another side to win the competition as dark horses and win in a penalty shootout against Denmark. Captain Luca Modric missed the spot kick in the last second of the regular period, which would have won the game for Croatia but managed to score in the shootout.
The winner of the semifinals will face England and Sweden in the last four