After reaching the knockout stage, host nation Russia will take on one of the World Cup favorites, Spain, in a last-16 matchup on Sunday.
Russia roared into the World Cup with a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia, then followed that with a 3-1 win over Egypt, before succumbing to Uruguay to settle for a second-place finish in Group A.
Spain, meanwhile, earned the top slot in Group B despite winning only one game. The team started group play with a 3-3 tie to Portugal, which was capped by Cristiano Ronaldo’s late free kick to force the draw.
After a narrow 1-0 victory over Iran, Spain struggled against Morocco, requiring a VAR-aided stoppage-time goal from Iago Aspas to survive with a 2-2 tie, which was enough to secure first place in the group.
The winner will face either Croatia or Denmark in the quarterfinals.
Here’s how to watch the match:
Time: 10 a.m. ET
TV: Fox, Telemundo
How will our experts do? Find out tomorrow as we discover our next two quarterfinalists.
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We’ve got our top talent on hand from England, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Australia and Africa — many of whom will be based out in Russia for the tournament — to analyse each and every one of the 64 matches.
We’ll score our experts just as we do in the Match Predictor — 10 points for correct result, with a bonus 20 points for getting the scoreline right too. Who will come out on top?