Russia v Croatia Live Stream: Watch the 2018 World Cup online for free
Russia are in action at the Fisht Stadium this afternoon, where they’ll battle Croatia for a place in the Semi Finals of World Cup 2018. Our guide reveals everything you need to know to watch the Russia v Croatia game on TV and online – and best of all, it’s free! Plus, full Russia v Croatia TV channel details, the kick-off time and more.
Well, well, well. Host nations Russia − the lowest-ranked side in the entire competition − are in with a chance of making it to the semis. The Golden Eagles massively overachieved just by qualifying for the Round of 16, and then shocked the world by beating a star-studded Spain team on penalties.
Standing in their way are Croatia, who looked incredibly impressive in the group stages of the competition, before labouring to a penalty shootout win over Denmark in the last round. Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic will need to be at their scheming best today, with Russia likely to play with their backs to the wall, looking to hit Croatia on the counter.
And, of course, there’s the question on everyone’s lips? Will Vladimir Granat complete a pass this time out?
Without further ado, here’s how to tune into the game.
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Russia v Croatia: When is today’s World Cup match?
The Russia v Croatia kick-off time is set for 7pm BST, which is 9pm local time in Sochi, Russia, where the game is being played.
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Russia v Croatia TV Channel: How do I watch Russia v Croatia on TV?
The BBC and ITV are splitting World Cup TV coverage here in the UK, and the Russia v Croatia clash has gone to ITV. The exact channel is ITV1, with coverage set to start at 2:30pm BST.
How to watch Russia v Croatia: Live stream the World Cup
To watch Russia v Croatia online, all you need to do is fire up ITV Hub, which doesn’t cost a penny.
There are ITV Hub apps available for virtually every modern platform and device. Below are some of the most popular to help you on your way.
Worried that you might not be able to access ITV Hub where you live? A common workaround is to use a VPN – and our guide to the best VPNs is the obvious place to get started choosing the one that’s right for you.
Russia World Cup squad
Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Andrey Lunev; Vladimir Granat, Fyodor Kudryashov, Ilya Kutepov, Andrey Semyonov, Igor Smolnikov, Mario Fernandes, Sergei Ignashevich; Yury Gazinsky, Alan Dzagoev, Alexander Golovin, Alexander Erokhin, Yury Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Samedov, Anton Miranchuk, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba, Alexei Miranchuk, Fyodor Smolov
Croatia World Cup squad
Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic; Vedran Corluka, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Josip Pivaric, Tin Jedvaj, Duje Caleta-Car; Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Filip Bradaric; Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic,
Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante Rebic
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