Russia vs Croatia
Russia vs Croatia | World Cup 2018, quarter-final | Fisht Stadium
Russia and Croatia meet on Saturday for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.
The hosts have been impressed all tournament, convincing wins over Saudi Arabia and Egypt was improved upon by a penalty shootout victory over Spain. Now the lowest-ranked nation at the finals are three wins from glory.
Croatia are aiming to match their best-ever showing at a finals when they made the semi-finals in 1994 in their first World Cup since gaining independence. Since then, it has been three group stage exits.
Russia and Croatia meet at Fisht Stadium in Sochi, with kick-off scheduled for 7pm BST.
TV, online and live stream coverage
The match will be televised live on BBC One, and can be streamed live online via BBC iPlayer.
You will be able to follow the match with Standard Sport’s dedicated LIVE blog
Betting tips via Betfair | UK users only | Odds subject to change
- Russia to win 1-0: 8/1
- Croatia to win 2-0: 17/2
- Artem Dzuba to score first: 5/1
- Ivan Perisic to score: 3/1
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Head to head
The two nations have met three times previously, with Russia never victorious.
They met twice during qualification for Euro 2008, both games ended as a draw, while their most recent clash saw Croatia saw three times in the final half an hour to run out 3-1 wins in a 2015 friendly.
Russia have no suspended players but there are concerns over the fitness of left winger Yuri Zhirkov with a damaged tendon expected to rule him out of Saturday’s game.
Aleksandr Samedov trained alone as the squad were put through their paces on Tuesday. After a brief team discussion with coach Stanislav Cherchesov, the winger underwent fitness tests and worked through an individual training programme.