Many pundits are billing it as the World Cup Final come five days early.
Sport 360’s own tactical guru – Brendon Netto – takes us through exactly how he thinks this pulsating first semi-final will unfold. Check out the video below.
And now they will face an even greater challenge when they meet in form England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday night (22:00 UAE time) for a place in the World Cup final.
Despite the exhaustion levels of his team coach Zlatko Dalic rates Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric as the best midfielders in the world and firmly believes that the duo can still lead the Vatreni to their first ever World Cup final. Watch what he said below.
Not only is he leading his country into the quarter-finals of the World Cup but his wife is heavily pregnant back home.
Luckily for the Swedish captain he insists that his wife is very strong and ‘she wants me to be here and play football’.
See for yourself in our video below.