[BREAKING] Croatia Vs Denmark enters penalty shoot-out

Posted July 02, 2018

Independent: "Denmark face an almighty challenge in getting past Croatia". British Summer Time, while fans in the United States can catch the live stream at 2 p.m. There will be two 15-minute periods. Modric gears up to take it.

Modric takes again, but Dalsgaard clears. Mario Mandzukic will lead Croatia's attack.

31 minute: Corner for Denmark. Jorgensen managed to squeeze a finish through Subasic after a long throw.

91' - First period of extra time begins.

But it was Schmeichel, the son of former Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, that sent it to extra time with his penalty save on Modric's attempt.

Rakitic shoots from distance! Croatia on the ball for the moment however. His 31st goal for Croatia.

Denmark starting to look more assured on the ball.

Eriksen then played an astute pass into the path of Braithwaite, who steered it goalwards from an angle but saw Subasic block.

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We're back for the second half, will we see as explosive a start as we did in the first?

45' (+2) - First half ends. He limps off the field just before halftime. Christian Eriksen crosses it in the middle but the goalkeeper makes a comfortable save.

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.

Croatia with two thirds of possession, but Eriksen looking to spark something on the counter for Denmark.

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There was an electric start to the game with both sides having scored within four minutes.

Pione Sisto: The nimble-footed, wily left winger can possess a lot of questions to Croatia's defence.

11' Free kick for Croatia from the edge of the box. The struggle for ball possession and shots on goals became the regular feature.

Spain lost the goal-fest to Russian Federation in a penalty shootout and taking inspiration, Denmark and Croatia scored a goal each inside first five minutes of the play. A goalmouth scramble has the Croatians playing catchup.

Both sides in the tunnel, kick off less than 10 minutes away.

Croatia captain Luka Modric, who also scored in the shootout, had a chance to put his team ahead late in injury time but his penalty was saved by Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. The cross, though, sails wide right of the post after Dejan Lovren's header. His fellow defenders are expected to be Domagoj Vida, Sime Vrsaljko, Ivan Strinic - all were rested during the game against Iceland. Marcelo Brozovic, 7. Ivan Rakitic, 18.

Luka Modric and co have lost just two friendlies this calendar year - against Brazil and Peru.

Ivan Perisic - The Inter Milan winger gives Croatia a different dimension going forward.

Spain's shock exit to Russian Federation has completely opened up this side of the World Cup draw.

Simon Kjaer - 6 - Developed a combative centre-back partnership with Jorgensen and despite an early hiccup, the dynamic duo were formidable for most of the match. Thomas Delaney, 10. Christian Eriksen, 11.

The victor will play host nation Russian Federation in the quarter-finals. The European side will certainly fancy themselves to break down Sunday evening opponents Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod.

"We have the highest possible respect for the Danish team".

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