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

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- Denmark's knockout stage matches in the World Cup have produced 4.75 goals per game (19 goals in 4 matches).

Croatia and Denmark can not be separated, with two wins each and a draw in their last five meetings. However, Croatia looked equally strong two years ago at Euro 2016, when they cruised through their group but then suffered a shock defeat at the hands of eventual tournament winners Portugal in the Round of 16. Had we gone home after the group matches, it would have been a scandal. What a start to this match!

In-form Croatia take on unbeaten Denmark at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday night with a place in the World Cup quarter-finals at stake.

120' (+2) - That's it.

116' - What a stop. A attractive through pass to Ante Rebic led to an obvious goal-scoring chance that was ruined by an intentional penalty in the box.

Now, the Soccerbot has crunched the numbers and broken down every angle of Croatia vs. Denmark.

108' - Substitution: Croatia's Milan Badelj replaces Mario Mandzukic.

105' - Substitution: Denmark's Pione Sisto replaces Martin Braithwaite.

"We know that we don't seem like the most fearsome bunch to go up against", said midfielder Thomas Delaney.

Marcelo Brozovic can provide stability at the base of midfield, Ivan Perisic is unsafe on the flank and Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric is an effective playmaker.

That apart, it was an uneventful start to the second half with none of the frenetic pace that had characterised the beginning of the first, Knudsen crossing towards Andreas Cornelius but Subasic claiming. We're going to extra time. We're 15 minutes away from a possible shootout.

Croatia's Marcelo Brozovic during training. There's a delay in the game as he receives attention.

81' - Substitution: Croatia's Josip Pivaric replaces an injured Ivan Strinic.

Our recommended way to watch the Croatia vs Denmark game live stream is to try out the FuboTV 7-day free trial. Croatia work the ball into Denmark's box. Mathias Jorgensen, 5. Jonas Knudsen, 6 Andreas Christensen, 8. Mario Mandzukic will lead Croatia's attack. He limps off the field just before halftime.

39' - A set piece for Croatia nearly results in a goal. The cross, though, sails wide right of the post after Dejan Lovren's header. "It could be a match between Modric and Eriksen in midfield". Schmeichel makes another save, but this time the rebound falls to Perisic - his shot goes over the bar for a goal kick. That was quick, too. We'll be back shortly for the second spell. That was quick. Denmark stuns Croatia with an early strike on a set play.