What World Cup games can I watch today? Hosts Russia play Spain, Croatia take on Denmark

Two all-European round of 16 ties guarantees that two more Uefa teams will join France and Uruguay in the quarter-finals

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 July, 2018, 8:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 July, 2018, 10:26am

No Cristiano Ronaldo, no Lionel Messi and no idea where the World Cup trophy is going to end up.

That was the takeaway from the first day of round of 16 action when France became the first team to book their spot in the quarter-finals by beating Argentina on Saturday night before the European champions Portugal were sent packing by Uruguay to set-up a mouth-watering tie in the next round.

Sunday brings us two more big games with a place in the quarters at stake: Russia v Spain followed by Croatia v Denmark.

The hosts were not tipped by everyone to still be in at by this point and the team will want to ride the wave of support seen across the country. In their way stands a Spain team that appears to have weathered the storm of losing their coach on the eve of the World Cup and stuttering through their three group games.

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Spain are expected to win ($1.62 with the bookies) when the teams meet at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium with Russia a long shot at $7. The game being level at 90 minutes is $4.05.

Kick-off is at 10pm and the game is live on the Now TV World Cup channels (channels 618 and 619).

The late game brings arguably the best team of the tournament so far up against one of the least fancied in the knockouts. Croatia won all three of their group games while Denmark are there largely on account of an opening game win over Peru and a draw in the final match that suited them and France – the only goalless game of the World Cup so far.

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That is reflected in the odds: Croatia are $1.9 for the win and Denmark are $5.5. The draw at 90 minutes is $3.4 but someone has to win, even if it takes penalties.

The game from Nizhny Novgorod kicks off at 2am and is live on the Now TV World Cup channels.