Croatia will be playing in their first quarter-final since the 1998 World Cup in France, where they eventually claimed the third place.

"The fans will arrive in Sochi for one day, only for the match. The support is going be crazy. Everyone hopes for a victory," said Rajko Ruzicka, of the Croatian National Tourist Board.

He added that the World Cup in Russia was extremely popular with Croatians, and that they would be arriving in Russia from all over the world.

The Fisht Stadium in Sochi accommodates a total of 48,000 spectators.

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic are also due to support Zlatko Dalic's team.