"Certainly, it's going to be difficult with Russia's players as usual when they play at home with huge support of their fans. The have a good team, they move quick. It's going to be even more difficult for us, as everyone at the stadium will be against us," Subasic said as quoted by the Croatian Football Federation.

He added that Russia have quality players who will attack a lot, but he hopes Croatia defense will be strong enough to repel these attacks.

The match between Croatia and Russia will take place at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi at 21:00 local time. Russia reached quarter-finals by beating Spain 4-3 on penalties, while Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 on penalties.