16 July 2018

Host country Russia eyes World Cup semi-final spot

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Sweden, England, Russia and Croatia will take part in the FIFA World Cup quarterfinal matches on Saturday that will reveal which two teams will get to play in the other crucial semifinal game on Wednesday.

France and Belgium have already booked a place for themselves in the semifinals, with both teams set to battle on Tuesday.

On Friday, France beat Uruguay 2-0 in the first quarterfinal match; Belgium outplayed Brazil 2-1 in the second quarter final.

On Saturday evening, the third quarterfinal match will be played between Sweden and England at Samara Arena at 5 p.m. (1400 GMT).

Sweden had managed to oust Switzerland 1-0 in Round 16 while England beat Colombia on penalties 4-3.

Russia will take on Croatia at the Fisht Stadium Sochi at 9 p.m. (1800GMT) in the fourth quarterfinal match.

A 1-1 draw had given way to a 4-3 victory to Russia on penalties against Spain. Also, Croatia eliminated Denmark 3-2 on penalties in Round 16.

2018.07.07 / 13:55
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