Time: Saturday, July 7 at 2/1c
Channel: Fox, Telemundo and NBC Universo
Stream Online: Hulu with Live TV or fuboTV (Try for free)
Russia has been basking in the spotlight this World Cup, playing to the roaring crowds at home and winning games. They were the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, only there because they were the host country, and they won two of their three groups games, and then shocked everyone when they knocked Spain out of the competition to move on to the quarter finals.
Meanwhile, Croatia beat Nigeria (2-0), Argentina (3-0) and Iceland (2-1) to win Group D with 9 points. Their first tough competition came against Denmark, as the teams headed to penalties to decide the winner. The Crotian team has seven goals scored by six different players, so Russia will have to play a tight game defensively as the scoring could come from anyone.
The game at Fisht Stadium, Sochi starts at 9 p.m. local time, or 2 p.m. ET. You can watch it live on Fox in English, or in Spanish on Telemundo and NBC Universo through your cable company. If you don't have cable you can stream it via Hulu with Live TV or fuboTV. If you can't watch the game live, fuboTV provides access to all of the games for up to 72 hours after the original airing.
On paper Croatia should dominate the game, as they're ranked number 20 compared to Russia's 70th place, but you can never underestimate the effect of a home crowd. The winner of this game will play the winner of the Sweden-England game in the semi-finals.