In-form Croatia take on Denmark, who have looked lacklustre in the group stages, at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday.
Moscow: Group D winner Croatia will be favourites against Group C runner-up Denmark when the two teams clash in FIFA World Cup 2018 pre-quarterfinal. In-form Croatia take on Denmark, who have looked lacklustre in the group stages, at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday.
78 minute: Brilliant effort Rebic as he smashes a bullet towards the Denmark goal but hits it directly into the hands of the goalkeeper.
77 minute: Croatia's Modris picks up the ball outside the box and attempts a shot from distance but fires it wide.
72 minute: Denmark's Poulsen finds a teammate inside the Croatian box with his pass but he hits it directly into the hands of the goalkeeper. That was close.
71 minute: Substitution for Croatia. Mateo Kovacic replaces Marcelo Brozovic.
66 minute: Substitution for Denmark. Nicolai Jorgensen is in for Andreas Cornelius.
64 minute: Corner for Croatia. Modric whips the ball in but the Denmark defender heads the ball away.
61 minute: Denmark's Yussuf Poulsen creates space in the Denmark box but fails to capitalise. That was close.
59 minute: Croatia's Ivan Perisic makes a cross to the right corner but Rakitic fails to get to the end of it. Goal-kick.
56 minute: Denmark's Yussuf Poulsen sprints into the Croatian box but his cross gets blocked by a Croatia defender.
46 minute: Substitution for Denmark. Lasse Schone in for Andreas Christensen.
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic does not look comfortable and walks out of the pitch.
44 minute: Croatia's Rakitic goes unmarked in the box and fires a bullet towards the Danish goal but the goalkeeper saves it.
42 minute: Eriksen picks up a pass in the Croatian box but fails to find a teammate with his chip shot.
39 minute: Free-kick to Croatia on the left-flank. This could be dangerous. Modric gears up to take it. He curls the ball into the box to find Lovren but he heads it wide.
31 minute: Corner for Denmark. Christian Eriksen crosses it in the middle but the goalkeeper makes a comfortable save.
29 minute: SAVED! Perisic fires a shot from distance but hits it directly into the hands of the goalkeeper who punches it away.
23 minute: Corner for Denmark. Short pass to Eriksen, who attempts a shot from the distance but hits the ball directly to a Croatian player.
20 minute: Croatia's Mario Mandzukic goes down in the Denmark penalty box and appeals for a penalty but the Referee disregards it. That was close.
15 minute: Both Croatia and Denmark look to settle themselves in the midfield.
12 minute: Corner for Croatia. Modric whips the ball in but it gets cleared by the Danish defenders.
4 minute: GOAL!!! Mandzukic fires the ball into the Danish goal. His 31st goal for Croatia. What a match this is turning out to be, 2 goals under five minutes.
1 minute: GOAL!!! Mathias Jorgensen shoots the ball towards the Croatian goalkeeper who fails to stop the ball. Denmark take the lead.
Denmark have qualified for quarterfinals only once, they beat Nigeria 4-1 ( in the round of 16) in the 1998 World Cup in France.
Croatia XI: Danijel Subasic; Sime Vrsaljko, Ivan Strinic, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida; Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Rakitic; Ivan Perisic, Luka Modric, Ante Rebic; Mario Mandzukic .
Denmark XI: Kasper Schmeichel; Henrik Dalsgaard, Simon Kjaer, Jonas Knudsen, Andreas Christensen; Mathias Jorgensen, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen, Martin Braithwaite, Yussuf Poulsen; Andreas Cornelius.
Forwards - Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Kasper Dolberg, Viktor Fischer, Nicolai Jorgensen, Yussuf Poulsen, Pione Sisto.