Fans react to blistering start in Croatia v Denmark

Posted July 02, 2018

Had we gone home after the group matches, it would have been a scandal.

Zlatko Dalic's side will undoubtedly dominate possession in Nizhny Novgorod, and Denmark's defence will have to be well organised to keep Croatia out. Croatia clear the ball though. British Summer Time, while fans in the United States can catch the live stream at 2 p.m.

A Modric shott from outside the box was off target as the game entered its final 15 minutes, and Rebic fired in an optimistic strike that Schmeichel held. Modric gears up to take it.

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44' - Mario Mandzukic, who scored Croatia's goal in the fourth minute, goes down with what appears to be an ankle injury.

23 minute: Corner for Denmark. Subasic punches and Denmark have a throw in.

That's the end of regulation time, we'll be going to extra time for the second time today. The Tottenham star only scored once in the group stage (Denmark only scored twice, with Eriksen assisting on the other goal), but he is capable of a difference-making moment that requires the opposition to remain on its toes.

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Croatia thrashed La Albicelste 3-0, and if they produce a similar performance against Age Hareide's side, the Danes stand little chance.

Rebic has Knudsen on a plate on the right edge for Croatia! In their five previous meetings in friendlies and qualifiers, both sides have won two and drawn one. His 31st goal for Croatia. Perisic fires a shot from distance but hits it directly into the hands of the goalkeeper who punches it away. For that creative energy, he will rely heavily on key player Christian Eriksen.

Denmark will be hoping to get the better of Croatia on Sunday.

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Croatia, meanwhile, have been one of the form teams in the first half of the World Cup. The game has limped on after such a rapid start, but neither of these sides have done enough to hit the front just yet. We'll be back shortly for the second spell. Denmark take the lead. The only previous encounter between the two in a major tournament was at Euro 1996. Modric finds Perisic out on the left, he looks to cross but Poulsen blocks. The cross comes in from Strinic, Mandzukic goes down in the challenge from Knudsen, VAR confirms no penalty. Their tally of two goals is the lowest of the 16 teams left in the competition, while only three sides of the 32 that started Russian Federation 2018 had fewer shots on goal in the group phase.