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post Jul 5 2018, 08:59 AM
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The last quarter-final sees hosts Russia take on dark horses Croatia.


The game is live on ITV. Please use this thread for speculation, pre and post match chat on the Russia v Croatia game.


How do you see this going?
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post Jul 5 2018, 09:58 AM
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Head 2 Head between Russia v Croatia:

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06 Sep 2006 Russia v Croatia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship
06 Jun 2007 Croatia v Russia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship
17 Nov 2015 Russia v Croatia W 1-3 International Friendly
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post Jul 5 2018, 10:04 AM
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FIFA will ensure Russia are shepherded through to at least the Semis, so again probably by virtue of a questionable decision or 2 Russia will advance.
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QUOTE(Dobbo @ Jul 5 2018, 11:04 AM) *
FIFA will ensure Russia are shepherded through to at least the Semis, so again probably by virtue of a questionable decision or 2 Russia will advance.


Still hope Russia will win even despite these referee conspiracy theories, as Russia have played better than Croatia overall in the tournament I think, especially after Croatia were so disappointing in their last match.
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post Jul 5 2018, 11:53 PM
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When didn't they get shephereded through against Spain?
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post Jul 6 2018, 11:28 AM
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I can see this going to penalties and Croatia prevailing.

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post Jul 6 2018, 10:23 PM
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I can see Croatia beating Russia actually quite comfortably, I just think Russia are the flukey team that go lucky getting where they are now in the competition. I never expected them to get this far, mind you they are on my work sweepstake to win
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post Jul 7 2018, 01:03 PM
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I can see Croatia beating Russia actually quite comfortably, I just think Russia are the flukey team that go lucky getting where they are now in the competition. I never expected them to get this far, mind you they are on my work sweepstake to win


I am not sure, maybe in the last match against Spain it was a bit flukey because of the infamous no-penalty decision for Spain, but in their first two group games they proved a good attacking team that can score goals and have home advantage too. Hopefully they will go forward more than they did against Spain in this match.

Croatia meanwhile were poor in their last match and would have lost if Denmark would have taken their chances better.


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post Jul 7 2018, 03:48 PM
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Can see England beating either of these two in the semi-final.
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post Jul 7 2018, 06:41 PM
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Now 1-1 with that Croatia equaliser.
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Russia scored a blinder of a goal. I do find the game lacks something, at the moment England are capable of beating any of these teams.
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Brave call to sub your goalscorer there, Russia.
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Another 30 minutes of this then.
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post Jul 7 2018, 08:07 PM
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Both teams look shattered, Russia playing for penalties. I'll tell you what though, both teams playing another 30 minutes is great for England..
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Ideal! Tire out their key players!
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post Jul 7 2018, 08:09 PM
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Well, I'm sure they'd recover by Wednesday!
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Vida with the goal to put Croatia ahead in extra time
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post Jul 7 2018, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE(WhoOdyssey @ Jul 7 2018, 09:09 PM) *
Well, I'm sure they'd recover by Wednesday!

Bear in mind that it is now 23:15 in Sochi. It's going to be a late night for whoever wins.
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post Jul 7 2018, 08:19 PM
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We are now being told that Russia will rush. Will Croatia crowaishe?
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post Jul 7 2018, 08:24 PM
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Both sides have been piss poor, I fancy England a lot more now.
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