The second and final round of World Cup quarterfinal games takes place in Russia today, with the winners of both games set to face off against each other in the semis. First, England take on Sweden in a fixture that could not possibly be any more of a banana skin than if it actually was; before the hosts go head-to-head with a scary-looking Croatia. Both games should be close; both games should be fun. Stick with us!
Sweden vs. England
Time: 18:00 in Samara, which gives you 15:00 in the UK, 10:00 on the east coast of the USA, and 07:00 over on the west. Rise and shine!
How to watch: You’ll need BBC One in the UK, and Fox Sports 1 or Telemundo in the USA. Everybody else, click.
How to watch online: BBC iPlayer in the UK, and Telemundo’s stream in the USA.
Russia vs. Croatia
Time: 21:00 in Sochi, 19:00 in the UK, 14:00 on the east coast, and 11:00 over on the west.
How to watch: Flick to ITV 1 in the UK, same with Telemundo or Fox Sports 1 in the USA, and click for all the international info.
How to watch online: ITV Hub in the UK, and Telemundo’s stream in the USA.
Manchester United points of interest
England stars Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford will all be hoping for gametime against Sweden, though only the first two are likely to make the starting lineup. Phil Jones hasn’t got a hope in hell. (Sorry, Phil.) United defender Victor Lindelöf should partner Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist at the centre of their defence.
There are, as far as we can see, no particular points of interest in the second game, unless you think we really are interested in signing Croatia winger Ivan Perišić. In which case, well ... let’s hope not.
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