Croatia will face Croatia in the Round of 16 of UEFA Euro 2020 in Copenhagen on Monday, June 28 at 6PM CET.
Croatia – Spain: Live Blog
There is an old saying that the best teams develop in a tournament and Croatians hope this applies to them as well. Zlatko Dalik’s team did little in the opening loss against England. In the second half of the 1–1 draw against the Czech Republic, the team came alive and finally reached the Round of 16 against Scotland. But history speaks against Croatia, who have lost all three last knockout games at Euros.
The way in Spain was similar. Draws against Sweden and Poland lacked creativity, but Luis Enrique’s team regained their form and reached the Round of 16 with a 5–0 win against Slovakia. So they are still unbeaten – just like in all three tournaments in which they were able to lift the trophy at the end.
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Croatia: Livakovic – Juranovic, Vida, Caleta-Carr, Guardiol – Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic – Vlasik, Petkovic, RebiDoubtful: Vrsaljko
it lacks: Perišić (crank), Loveren (gesperrt)
Blocked to the next yellow card: Brozovic, Caleta-Carr, Kovacic
Spain: Unai Simone – Azpilicueta, Eric García, Laporte, Gayu – Coke, Sergio Busquets, Pedri – Ferran Torres, Morata, Sarabia
Blocked to the next yellow card: Jordi Alba, Busquets, Pau Torres, Roderick
Zlatko Dalik, Trainer Croatia: “Spain showed real quality against Slovakia. They are a young, fast team with a lot of energy. Their game is based on high pressure with a lot of passing, but we have our own qualities; it won’t be easy for them either We can stand before them. We have to remember that attack can also be a means of defence.”
Mateo Kovačić, Croatia midfielder: “A tough game awaits us. Spain are a great team that loves possession and loves to play their game. It will be important for us to try to get the ball as far as possible which They are loving the most.”
Borna Barikic, Vertidigar Croatia: “Not much to say about Spain, they are first-class. They have a lot of good players. It will be difficult to play against them. A tough game, but we have a lot of confidence in us.”
Ferran Torres, Spain striker: “Croatia are runners-up, a top team, so we know it will be a tough game. To win we have to work hard and try to win in Copenhagen.”
Dani Olmo, Spain midfielder: “It’s a big, special game for me [weil ich früher in Kroatien für Dinamo Zagreb gespielt habe]. I have a lot of friends in the Croatian team. I knew that one day I would play against Croatia as a Spanish international.”
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