Denis Cheryshev GOAL Russia 1-0 Croatia
Russia vs Croatia Preview: Spain and Russia played out a marathon of game tie in Round of 16 as it went all the way to penalties where Russia finally won the game and made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament.`now they have a real test against a very compact Croatia side who many people are tipping as dark horses to go all the way.
Nobody gave a chance to this Russian side before the world cup, in fact local media in Russia describe this squad as the worst russian squad in world cup history. The negativity surrounding the team was terrible to say the least but under manager Stanislav Cherchesov, Russia have surprised quite a few people specially after beating Spain. But now expectations will be stronger than before when they take on Croatia and that will be interesting how they cope with it.