Croatia are looking for a win against Scotland for the first time when the two teams face each other on the final day of Group D in Glasgow.
• Scotland have not lost a single of their last five matches against their opponents on Match Day 3, and will certainly look to continue this streak at the UEFA Euro 2020 game at Hampden Park.
• After their first two matches in Group D, both teams have one point each. The Scots defeated the Czech Republic 2–0 at Hampden Park and England 0–0 at Wembley, while the Croatians lost 1–0 to England at Wembley and then a 1–1 draw against the Czech Republic in Glasgow. Did.
• With England and Czech Republic on four points each, the Croatian has to win if they want to advance. You could also overtake Czech Republic due to goal difference and finished second in the group. Scotland continue with a win and could overtake England and finish second due to goal difference.
• With Croatia the first three matches ended in a draw, the last two matches were won by Scotland. In qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Robert Snodgrass scored in both games, a 1–0 win at Zagreb and a 2–0 win at Hampden Park, with Gary Naismith contributing the second goal.
• However, the Scots were only able to collect five more points in the remaining eight qualifying games, finishing fourth in Group A with eleven points – six points behind the second-placed Croatian. With a win against Iceland in the play-offs, Croatia bought tickets to the World Cup final in Brazil.
• Four of the last five matches have been in World Cup qualification. In the 2002 final, it was a 1–1 draw in Zagreb, with Alan Bokic giving the hosts the lead after 15 minutes. Nine minutes later, Kevin Gallacher equalized.
• The match ended goalless in Glasgow and the Croatian had a better ending here as well: they qualified for Korea/Japan as the winners of Group 6, while Scotland finished third in the group.
• A friendly match at Hampden on March 26, 2008 also ended in a draw. The guests took the lead ten minutes later through Nico Kranzer, with Kenny Miller equalizing in the 31st minute.
Euro Facts: Croatia
• Croatia participates in the Euro for the sixth time; Since the country gained independence, only UEFA Euro 2000 has been missed, so it is now the fifth consecutive final with the participation of Croatians. Twice they reached the quarterfinals, twice they were eliminated in the group stage.
• Croatia finished in the Round of 16 at UEFA Euro 2016, where they lost 1–0 to eventual winners Portugal after extra time. Earlier, Ante ić’s team had won their group with seven points, ahead of defending champions Spain.
• In qualifying for UEFA Euro 2020, Zlatko Dalik’s team won the group with 17 points from eight games, with Wales three points behind.
• The Croatians lost after extra time against Portugal in 2016, but in the last 16 games in Euro terms, apart from 0:1 against England, there was only one more defeat after 90 minutes (9 wins and 5 draws). )
• Croatian record after four appearances at Hampden Park with three draws and 1 loss. Their last game before the duel with the Czech Republic on match day 2 was a 2–0 loss against Scotland in World Cup qualification in October 2013; These three matches with Scotland were Croatia’s only guest appearance in this country prior to these finals.
• Kranzár’s goal is Croatia’s only other goal in Glasgow in March 2008 in a 1–1 friendly against Scotland, apart from an equalizer by Ivan Perisic against the Czechs.
Euro Facts: Scotland
• Scotland has so far participated in two Euro finals, in 1992 and 1996. Both times ended after the preliminary round, although each time one of the three group matches was won.
• This is Scotland’s first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France.
• So far, Scotland have never advanced beyond the first round in any of their Euro or eight World Cup appearances. The 1998 World Cup was only the fourth of their ten tournaments in which they did not win a game.
• Scotland has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the Euro finals,
• The Scots began qualifying for UEFA Euro 2020 under Alex McLeish and lost 3-0 in Kazakhstan before winning 2-0 in San Marino. In May 2019, Steve Clarke succeeded McLeish, under him Scotland eventually finished third in Group I behind Belgium and Russia. 15 points from ten games (5 wins, 5 losses).
• Scotland qualified for the play-offs in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League as group winners, with nine points from four matches under McLeish, overtaking Israel and Albania.
• In the semi-finals of the play-offs, after 120 minutes of a goalless goal at Hampden Park, Clark’s team converted all five penalties to win 5–4 on penalties.
• There were also penalties when the Serbia-Scotland play-off final ended 1-1. Ryan Christie gave the Scots the lead as the hosts leveled in the 90th minute. The Scots again converted all five penalties, and when David Marshall crossed the Serb’s last penalty from Aleksandar Mitrovic, participation in the final was perfect.
• The 2–2 draw against the Czech Republic on match day 1 was Scotland’s only undefeated defeat in their last seven Euro games (3 wins, 3 draws) after losing the previous four games.
• Scotland’s record at Hampden Park is 135 wins, 64 draws and 60 losses. They were there unbeaten six games (4 wins, 2 draws) before the loss against the Czechs, their last loss being 0:4 against Belgium in European Championship qualification on 9 September 2019, their fifth loss in eight matches. . Was in this stadium (3 wins).
• Croatian Borna Bari has been playing for Rangers since August 2018, when he moved from Osijek.
• Barišić’s teammates at Ibrox include Nathan Patterson and John McLaughlin.
• Have also played together:
Dejan Lauren and Andy Robertson (Liverpool 2017–20)
Lavrey Kalinik and John McGinn (Aston Villa 2019, 2020)
Matteo Kovacic and Billy Gilmour (Chelsea 2018-)
• Luka Modric and Andy Robertson played 90 minutes in both games as Real Madrid knocked Liverpool out of the competition in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-1 home win and a 0-0 win at Anfield Of.
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