Croatia vs Denmark, the 52nd match of the knockout stage of FIFA 2018, will be important from Denmark’s view. They didn’t lose any match till now ending up second in the Group stage after defeating Peru. They played draw with good teams France and Australia which will help them today. On the contrary, Croatia will look out to conquer the match with their fine form. Sign of energy in Croatia camp is positive for the knockouts builds by 0-3 win against Argentina. They topped the Group with 9 out of 9. Denmark have to keep an eye on opposite players like Modric and Rakitic.
The team new about Croatia is that they will their nine players who rested in match against Iceland. It is also not clear if Badelj or Brozovic will play at center-back. Previous to today’s match, Denmark have faced Croatia only once in 1996 European Championships final. The result declares in Denmark lost to 3-0. Something with the result of yesterday midnight’s match is Uruguay has sent back the European team home. Portugal loses to Uruguay in Round of 16 match by 2-1. Edinson Cavani being the star hitting two goals in 7 and 62 minutes.
Croatia vs Denmark: Round of 16 FIFA World Cup 2018, Lineups and Live TV info
Match No 52: Croatia vs Denmark, 1st July, 23:30
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Croatia (Possible starting XI): Danijel Subasic, Sime Vrsaljko, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic, Marcelo Brozovic, Ante Rebic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Ivan Rakitic, Mario Mandzukic
Denmark (Possible starting XI): Kasper Schmeichel, Jens Larsen, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Henrik Dalsgaard, Lasse Schone, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen, Pione Sisto, Yussuf Poulsen, Nicolai Jorgensen
What they said:
“Christian has played a fantastic qualification campaign. He has made a goal and an assist so far at the World Cup and has the capacity to do more.”-Age Hareide, Denmark Manager.
“I can say Eriksen is a phenomenal player. But what will decide the outcome of tomorrow’s game is how the team will play, not the individuals.”–Luka Modric, Croatian Forward-back.
Broadcasting: For TV: Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD (in English), Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD (in Hndi). Live streaming for the web at Sonyliv.com
The percentage for winning of Croatia is 53% with draw side seeing the 28%. While Denmark receives 14% as winning percentage. Considering our opinion, anything is possible in football. But, according to good co-ordination and focus we will wind up the score as 4-1 here with win of Croatia. They have given the example of their stature and impressed many in Group stage. Lets see if Scandinavians could stop the Croatian journey to the Quarter-finals or not.