Russia's dream came to a heart-breaking halt as they were knocked out by a spirited Croatia side on penalties.
A place in the semi-finals will be on offer as Croatia take on Russia at Sochi on Saturday. THT looks at two key battles that could decide the outcome of this game
Croatia and Russia will go head to head in the final quarterfinal match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on Saturday
Russia captain Igor Akinfeev was the hero as they dumped out Spain from the 2018 FIFA World Cup via penalty shootout.
We look at the two key battles that could have a major bearing on the outcome of the game when Spain take on hosts Russia in the round of 16.
Hosts Russia will clash against one of the pre-tournament favourites Spain in the round of 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday.
It will be a battle for the top position in Group A as Uruguay and Russia go head to head in their final group stage match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Russia have one foot in the Round of 16 after they beat Egypt 3-1 in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday to consolidate their place atop Group A.
Russia will be aiming to continue their winning run when they meet Egypt at the Krestovsky Stadium on Tuesday, but who are the three players to look out for?
Russia will be looking to take a big step towards clinching a place in the Round of 16 when they meet Egypt at the Krestovsky Stadium on Tuesday