Zlatko Delicto: Alexander vilf / RIA Novosti
Head coach of Croatia Zlatko Dalic told about the strengths of the Russian team before the match of 1/4 of final of world Cup 2018. His words are quoted Sport24.ru
“We understand that the match against Russia will be difficult. Our opponents have some great players. The team as a whole knows how to play and to keep the enemy on an individual level. We understand that support for the stadium will give them extra strength, but we are not afraid of anything,” said Dalic.
On 1 July the Russian team for the first time in history made it to the 1/4 finals of the world Cup. Thanks to the saves of Igor Akinfeev, the Russians defeated the Spaniards in the post-match penalty series with the score 4:3. Croatia also beat Denmark on penalties — 3:2.
The match between Russia and Croatia will be held on 7 July in Sochi. The game will start at 17:00 Moscow time.
Video, photo All from Russia.