Russia Look Poised to Go All the Way against Croatia
Russia’s impressive run doesn’t look like it will be ending soon, but Croatia are expected to be tough. Can the hosts keep their momentum and win?
The 2018 World Cup has truly been a tournament for surprise match results, with possibly the biggest one so far being hosts Russia qualifying for the quarter-finals despite having had to face several fan favorites along the way. But as unlikely as it might seem to many on Fun88 Sportsbook, here they are, with a final-eight fixture against Croatia set for this Saturday. Like others before them, Croatia aren’t expected to be easy opponents at all, having had their football put to the test more than once in the current FIFA World Cup and back during the qualifiers schedule before it. But even when predictions didn’t quite favor them, Russia have come up big for their fans and supporters by producing results. Will they be able to do it yet again to move on to the semis?
Russia putting on a great show
Going into the 2018 World Cup, the Russian squad had very little outside the home crowd to call an advantage. The team had skipped the qualifiers schedule due to their country’s role as hosts, performed poorly in their pre-tournament friendlies, and lacked the sort of big football stars that can buoy an entire squad to otherwise unlikely achievements. But defying almost all expectations and predictions, the hosts’ results have earned them a spot in the quarter-finals, with a trip to th...
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