Goals and Highlights: Russia 0-0 Croatia in European Qualifiers


5:01 PM18 days ago

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5:00 PM18 days ago

Next round

Cyprus vs Russia - GSP Stadium, Nicosia/CYP, 12 PM ET

Slovenia vs Malta - Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana/SVN, 12 PM ET

Slovakia vs Croatia - Národný Futbalový Štadion, Bratislava/SVK, 2:45 PM

- All matches will take place next Saturday

4:49 PM18 days ago

Group H classification

  1. Croatia - 7
  2. Russia - 7
  3. Slovakia - 6
  4. Slovenia - 4
  5. Malta - 4
  6. Cyprus - 4
4:41 PM18 days ago

Full time

Game over.
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Yellow card

90+4' Cheryshev, Russia midfielder. Foul by Juranović.
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90+2' Beautiful football as Kovačić and Vlašić exchange passes inside the area, but the Chelsea man can't steer a shot on target from a wide angle.
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Added time

90' Four minutes to go.
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Livaković saves

88' Lovren misses from the line, Zabolotny takes advantage and heads the ball. Livaković saves.
4:37 PM18 days ago

Croatia substitution

84' Ćaleta-Car out, Škorić in.
4:36 PM18 days ago

Russia substitution

84' Kuzyaev out, Erokhin in.
4:36 PM18 days ago

Guilherme saves

82' Sosa takes a corner from the left, the Russian defense pulls it away, Ivanušec gets the ball in the box and shoots a cross. Guilherme Marinato makes a save.
4:36 PM18 days ago

Russia substitution

78' Mário Fernandes out, Samoshnikov in.
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Over the goal

78' Golovin takes a corner and Diveev rises well, but heads over.
4:24 PM18 days ago

Croatia substitution

75' Perišić out, Livaja in.
4:23 PM18 days ago

Croatia substitution

75' Kramarić out, Oršić in.
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73' Ćaleta-Car takes a corner with a short pass and Kramarić shoots wide.
4:23 PM18 days ago

Croatia substitution

70' Pašalić out, Ivanušec in.
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Russia substitution

70' Ionov out, Bakaev in.
4:22 PM18 days ago

Russia substitution

70' Zakharyan out, Cheryshev in.
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68' Brozović takes a corner, the Russian defense makes the initial cut, and Vlašić takes a shot from outside the box. The ball goes wide of the goal.
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60' The match has become very cold again. Russia is moving forward but still can't get past the Croatian blockers. Russia is more cautious in the second half.
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Medical attention

53' Dzhikiya, Russia defender and captain. He is in pain and receives medical attention on the pitch.
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Livaković saves

47' Ionov slams in a low shot after a cross wasn't dealt with and that's a smart save from Livaković.
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The second half begins.
4:02 PM18 days ago

Russia substitution

Aleksei Miranchuk out, Zabolotny in.
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End of the first half.
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Added time

45' One minute to go in the first half.
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42' Juranović receives from Pašalić on the right side and crosses towards the box. Vlašić deflects it in at the far post, and Perišić shoots at Guilherme Marinato, but the ball goes over the line.
3:32 PM18 days ago

Courage and efficiency

40' Kramarić gets a good vertical pass from Kovačić and gets rid of two markers at once, but Russian goalkeeper Guilherme Marinato comes out of the box and blocks the striker's advance.
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39' Sosa crosses the ball and Pašalić deflects it wide.
3:24 PM18 days ago

Yellow card

35' Barinov, Russia midfielder. Foul by Brozović.
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Cold as the Muscovite winter

30' Game with very few chances. Russia have trouble breaking through their defensive wall. Croatia has more ball possession, has little repertoire and teams can't show anything different.
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Croatian strategy

20' Croatia find space on the left side of attack. Sosa controls the possession of the ball and brings on Perišić, an important part of the Balkan team's finishing. However, there are no variations and Russia's defense is hardly troubled.
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16' Golovin swings in a corner and Diveev deflects it wide.
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Livaković saves Croatia

15' Zakharyan is set up with a nice pass between the Croatian defenders and finishes to Livaković's providential save.
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Over the goal

12' Brozović takes a corner kick and Ćaleta-Car heads it over the goal.
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11' Perišić comes forward on the left side and shoots, but Mario Fernandes appears to block. A corner is awarded to Croatia.
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8' Little movement in the match so far.
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First shot of the match

4' Golovin takes a corner, Kuzyaev shoots and Livaković makes a save.
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The match begins.
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VAR - Orel Grinfeeld (ISR)

AVAR - David Fuxman (ISR)

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Referee - Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)

Assistent referees - Roy Hassan (ISR) and Idan Yarkoni (ISR)

Fourth official - Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)

2:48 PM18 days ago

Croatia substitution

Gvardiol out, Ćaleta-Car in.
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2:28 PM18 days ago

What time is Russia vs Croatia match for European Qualifiers?

Argentina - 3:45 PM in DirecTV

Brazil - 3:45 PM in TNT Sports

Canada - 3:15 PM NST, 3:45 PM AST, 2:45 PM EST, 1:45 CST, 12:45 PM MST, 11:45 AM PST in TLN

Chile - 2:45 PM in DirecTV

Colombia - 1:45 PM in DirecTV

Croatia - 8:45 PM SportKlub

Ecuador - 1:45 PM DirecTV

Mexico - 1:45 PM EST and CDT, 12:45 PM MST, 11:45 AM PDT in Sky Mexico

Paraguay - 2:45 PM in DirecTV

Peru - 1:45 PM in DirecTV

Russia - 8:45 PM KALT, 9:45 PM MSK, 10:45 PM SAMT, 11:45 PM YEKT, 12:45 AM OMSK, 1:45 AM KRAT, 2:45 AM IRKT, 3:45 AM YAKT, 4:45 AM VLAT, 5:45 AM MAGT, 6:45 AM PETT in Channel One and Match TV

Spain - 8:45 PM in TVE and Mediaset

United States of America - 2:45 PM ET, 1:45 PM CT, 12:45 PM MT, 11:45 AM PT in ESPN and TUDN

Uruguay - 3:45 PM in DirecTV

Venezuela - 2:45 PM in DirecTV

2:23 PM18 days ago

Misses next match is booked

Russia - Aleksandr Golovin and Aleksei Miranchuk.

Croatia - Ante Budimir, Borna Barišić, Duje Ćaleta-Car, Ivan Perišić, Marcelo Brozović, Mateo Kovačić and Nikola Vlašić.

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Russia - Rifat Zhemaletdinov

Croatia - Domagoj Vida

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Croatia's squad list

Goalkeepers - Dominik Livaković (Dinamo Zagreb), Simon Sluga (Luton Town), Ivica Ivušić (Osijek).

Defenders - Domagoj Vida (Beşiktaş), Dejan Lovren (Zenit), Borna Barišić (Glasgow Rangers), Duje Ćaleta-Car (Olympique de Marseille), Josip Juranović (Legia Warszawa), Joško Gvardiol (Leipzig), Mile Škorić (Osijek), Borna Sosa (Stuttgart).

Midfielders - Luka Modrić (Real Madrid), Mateo Kovačić (Chelsea), Marcelo Brozović (Internazionale), Mario Pašalić (Atalanta), Nikola Vlašić (CSKA Moscow), Luka Ivanušec (Dinamo Zagreb), Nikola Moro (Dinamo Moscow).

Forwards - Ivan Perišić (Internazionale), Andrej Kramarić (Hoffenheim), Mislav Oršić (Dinamo Zagreb), Ante Budimir (Osasuna), Marko Livaja (Hajduk Split), Antonio Mirko Čolak (Malmö FF).

Standby - Toma Bašić (Girondins de Bordeaux), Kristijan Lovrić (Gorica), Lovro Majer (Dinamo Zagreb), Luka Sučić (Salzburg).

Head coach - Zlatko Dalić.

2:08 PM18 days ago

Russia's squad list

Goalkeepers - Guilherme Marinato (Lokomotiv Moscow), Andrey Lunyov (Bayer Leverkusen), Yuri Dyupin (Rubin Kazan), Alexander Maksimenko (Spartak Moscow), Sergey Pesyakov (Rostov).

Defenders - Georgi Dzhikiya (Spartak Moscow), Mário Fernandes (CSKA Moscow), Vyacheslav Karavayev (Zenit), Igor Diveyev (CSKA Moscou), Dmitri Chistyakov (Zenit), Maksim Osipenko (Rostov), Ilya Samoshnikov (Rubin Kazan)

Midfielders - Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moscow), Daler Kuzyayev (Zenit), Aleksei Miranchuk (Atalanta), Aleksei Ionov (Krasnodar), Denis Cheryshev (Valencia), Aleksandr Yerokhin (Zenit), Dmitri Barinov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Zelimkhan Bakayev (Spartak Moscow), Rifat Zhemaletdinov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Maksim Mukhin (CSKA Moscow), Daniil Fornin (Dynamo Moscow), Aleksei Sutormin (Zenit), Arsen Zakharyan (Dynamo Moscow).

Forwards - Fyodor Smolov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Anton Zabolotny (CSKA Moscow), Konstantin Tyukavin (Dynamo Moscow)

Head coach - Valeri Karpin.

2:03 PM18 days ago

Previous meetings

Russia vs Croatia have met only four times in the course of history. In addition to a friendly match, they played two qualifying matches for UEFA EURO 2008, and both ended goalless. A decade later, the teams met in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Sochi, Russian Federation. The teams drew 1-1 in normal time and scored one more goal each in extra time. After the 2-2 score in 120 minutes, the Croatians won on penalties 4-3. In four meetings, only one Croatian victory and three draws. At home, the Russians are ready to be the sole leaders of the group in the rematch.
1:58 PM18 days ago

European Qualifying Group H Round 4

- Malta vs Cyprus - National Stadium, Ta' Qali/MLT

- Slovenia vs Slovakia - Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana/SVN

- Russia vs Croatia - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia

- All three matches are scheduled to start at 2:45 PM ET.

1:53 PM18 days ago

Croatia's European Qualifying Campaign

All teams in Group H have played three games so far. Croatia started badly when they were defeated by Slovenia but recovered in the following two matches with two wins: 1-0 against Cyprus and 3-0 against Malta.
1:48 PM18 days ago

Russia's European Qualifying Campaign

All teams in Group H have played three games so far. Russia opened with a 3-1 victory over Malta, overcame Slovenia 1-0, and was defeated in the last match by Slovakia 2-1.
1:43 PM18 days ago

Group H Standings

  1. Croatia - 6
  2. Russia - 6
  3. Slovakia - 5
  4. Cyprus - 4
  5. Slovenia - 3
  6. Malta - 1
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A sports venue with a lot of history

The Luzhniki Stadium is one of Europe's major stadiums and has hosted many sporting events since its opening on July 31, 1956. For example, it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1980 Olympics, the final of the Uefa Cup (now the Uefa Europa League) in 1999 between Olympique de Marseille and Parma (Parma won 3-0), and the final of the Uefa Champions League in 2008, when Manchester United won their third European title after beating Chelsea on penalties. In addition, it hosted the World Championships in Athletics in 2013 and hosted World Cup matches in 2018, including the great final between France vs. Croatia.
1:33 PM18 days ago

The match will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium

The Russia vs Croatia match will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow, Russian Federation. The stadium have a capacity of 81,000 people.
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