Where to live stream Russia vs Croatia online in the UK
We’ve tracked down where to stream Russia vs Croatia in the UK so you don’t miss a minute of the action.
Few could have predicted Russia’s surprisingly successful campaign at the tournament, but both the host nation and Croatia had a tough time in the Round of 16, qualifying thanks to penalty kicks.
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Russia were runners-up of Group A with six points, after Uruguay. They clashed with Spain in the knockouts, in a tense game that was undecided until the last minute. Sergei Ignashevich scored an own goal in the 12th minute, but Russia bounced back via Artem Dzyuba late in the first half. Neither team was able to find the net in the second half or extra time, so it came down to penalty shots.
It was Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev’s time to shine, as he managed to save penalty shots from both Koke and Iago Aspas to send the Iberians packing and help his team advance to the quarterfinals. Nobody expected Spain to go out this early, but it turns out the host nation had other plans.
Meanwhile, Croatia had a great run in the group stage, topping Group D with three wins. However, the team stumbled against Denmark in the Round of 16.
Mathias Joergensen opened the scoring for Denmark in the very first minute of the match, with Mario Mandzukic equalizing only three minutes later. It was an explosive start at thrilling clash overall, but neither team was able to find a breakthrough and the match advanced to a penalty-kick shootout. Croatia’s goalkeeper Danijel Subasic put on a great show, as he made two consecutive stops, allowing his team to secure a 3-2 victory.
As the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, Russia managed to beat the odds to make it so far in the competition. But with Croatia being one of the most impressive teams in the group stage, the host nation needs to up the ante to keep up the momentum. The quarterfinal will take place at Fisht Olympic Stadium.
Russia vs Croatia: Kick off time and date in the UK
The knockout match kicks off at 7:00:00 PM BST on Saturday, 7 July 2018 here in the UK.
Where to watch Russia vs Croatia in the UK
Below are your options for live streaming the match locally.
|Provider||Type||Matches streamed||Monthly cost||Free trial?|
|BBC One||Broadcaster||All matches||Free||N.A|