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Croatia v Russia live stream: How to watch World Cup qualifiers from anywhere in the world

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Croatia v Russia live stream, Sunday 14 November, 2pm GMT

Croatia and Russia will contest a winner-takes-all encounter in the final round of World Cup qualifying on Sunday afternoon.

A Croatia victory at the Stadion Poljud in Split would see them advance to Qatar 2022. Russia currently hold a two-point advantage at the top of Group H and will therefore qualify automatically if they avoid defeat. The stakes could hardly be higher, with both teams desperate to avoid the uncertainty of the play-offs.

This was expected to be one of the more open groups in the European section of qualifying, with Slovakia and Slovenia considered contenders to finish in the top two. In fact, Russia and Croatia have dominated from the get-go. 

The former, who reached the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup on home soil, have won seven and drawn one of their nine games to date. Their sole defeat came at the hands of Slovakia in March, while Russia also dropped points in a 0-0 draw with Croatia that same month.

Zlatko Dalic's side got their campaign off to the worst possible start with a 1-0 defeat by Slovenia on matchday one, but they have been largely consistent since then. Aside from the stalemate with Russia, the only other minor blot on their copybook was a 2-2 draw with Slovakia last month.

Both teams warmed up for Sunday's showdown by thrashing the two minnows in Group H. Russia smashed six goals past Cyprus without reply in Saint Petersburg, while Croatia ran out 7-1 winners against Malta. 

Josip Brekalo and Mateo Kovacic have been forced to drop out of the Croatia squad with injury, while Ante Rebic and Milan Badelj have not represented their country since the European Championship.

Russia will be without the injured Daler Kuzyaev, while Gamid Agalarov, Denis Makarov, Rifat Zhemaletdinov, Arsen Adamov and Andrey Lunyov did not make this squad after being called up in October.

Kick-off is at 2pm GMT on Sunday, 14 November, and UK viewers can watch it on Sky Sports Football. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch World Cup qualifiers from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a round of fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch Steve Bruce’s extra-red face without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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UK TV rights

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Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

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NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

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DAZN subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

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Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

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Optus Sport are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

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Spark Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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