Croatia vs Denmark - Preview, Live Match | 01 Jul 2018

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After Spain bored us - and itself - to death for 120 minutes in Sunday's first World Cup Round of 16 game, Croatia and Denmark wasted no time jolting us out of our stupor in the second.

Denmark's goal was the third ever in the opening minute of a World Cup knockout stage match, coming in behind Sweden's goal in a 1938 semifinal and North Korea's in a 1966 quarterfinal - and both of those teams went on to lose the match.

"We've played fantastically in the group stage", Modric said. We must be proud of that.

GOAL! Croatia equalise straight away!

"We have the highest possible respect for the Danish team".

Denmark are unbeaten in their last 18 games, stretching back to October 2016. "We have a good opponent in the next round, it will be hard", said Lovren, who is expected to return to the starting XI. Had we gone home after the group matches, it would have been a scandal.

With the exception of a winter-tour squad consisting of home-based players only, the Danes have not lost since a 1-0 defeat to Montenegro in October 2016.

Rebic, along with Andrej Kramaric and Ivan Perisic may feature ahead of the midfield duo of Modric and Rakitic.

In the United Kingdom, a live stream of the Croatia vs. Denmark 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 game will be carried by the ITV and may be accessed, inside the United Kingdom only, using ITV Hub. "Individuals can dictate certain incidents but the most important thing is how we perform as a team on the pitch". "We are not just PlayStation players twiddling the joystick".

"I was nine years old".

Ivan Perisic - The Inter Milan winger gives Croatia a different dimension going forward.

"Christian Eriksen is a great player", he said.

"Eriksen is a world-class player". The Tottenham star only scored once in the group stage (Denmark only scored twice, with Eriksen assisting on the other goal), but he is capable of a difference-making moment that requires the opposition to remain on its toes.

By contrast, Denmark have disappointed, scraping through Group C despite three ordinary performances, and it would be a huge surprise were they to make it past the last eight.

"No individual can do it all on their own".

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