Hosts Russia’s remarkable World Cup 2018 journey continues when they take on Croatia in the quarter-finals, having seen off Spain on penalties in the previous round.

footballexpert.com verdict: After beating Spain on penalties and opening up the draw as a result, Russia now need one more win to reach the semi-finals. Considering they were not expected to qualify from their group, their remarkable run has seen pre-tournament predictions torn up and they now have the momentum to progress further. Croatia won all three group games but needed penalties to beat Denmark in the second round. It will not be easy, but Russia could continue their remarkable journey.

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