Two of the 2018 World Cup’s most efficient nations in terms of getting more than they possibly can from their squad; Croatia and Denmark lock horns with a place in the quarter-final up for the grabs. Croatia were one of the three teams to win all their group games and looked menacing for their opponents, dominating in every area of the game. Denmark had a tough group and holding Australia and France with all three points against Peru was no mean feat. This game can be described as meeting of two industrious teams who will surely not give up till the end.
Zlatko Dalic will recall all the star names in Ivan Rakitic, Mario Mandjukic and Dejan Lovern who were rested against Iceland. In all a total of nine changes as compared to Croatia’s previous game is expected which means the players will be fresh and motivated for the big game. But Croatia’s decent run in the group stage came at a cost with many players accumulating yellow card. As many as eight players are danger of missing the quarters if cautioned against Denmark.
Denmark will welcome back Yussuf Poulsen who missed the game against France due to suspension while the strategy of playing defender Mathias Jorgensen in the midfield to add legs in the middle of the park may continue. Denmark too runs the risk of players being suspended for the quarters with three players on yellow cards. Denmark coach Age Hareide is open about the need for attacking more against Croatia, as stepping back will only invite pressure.
Their game going forward largely depends on one man, Christian Eriksen who has been a revelation for the best part of two years now for Denmark. Mateo Kovacic was full of praise for the Tottenham midfielder and pressed upon the need to keep Eriksen quiet if Croatia are to go through. Another man who has really stepped it up when needed is Denmark shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel. His father the legendary, Peter Schmeichel will be proud of what his son has delivered so far and would want him to continue in the same vein.
For Croatia, their captain Luka Modric has been their stand out performer so far and his partnership with Ivan Rakitic have borne rich dividends. What a story it has been for Modric, from a boy who had to feel his home town due to internal war to becoming a cult figure at Real Madrid. He truly signifies Croatia’s will to never give up and fight till the very end. Croatia and Denmark have won two games each and drawn a game each in their six meetings so far. No wonder, the tie so evenly poised.
When is Croatia vs Denmark Football Match, Time and Schedule:
Get ready for match 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16 - Croatia vs Denmark. The exciting game between Group D topper and Group C second-placed side will begin at 7.30pm IST at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
Will Croatia vs Denmark Football Match Be Live Telecast in India available?
Yes, the fans will be able to watch the live telecast of the match 4, Croatia vs Denmark match in India. Sony Pictures Networks hold the broadcasting rights of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Croatia vs Denmark will be live telecast on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels.
Croatia vs Denmark Football Match; Is Free Live Streaming Available Online in India?
If the fans are not able to watch the match live on their television sets, there's nothing to worry as all 2018 FIFA World Cup matches can be viewed online. Croatia vs Denmark World Cup 2018 match free live streaming is made available on Sony Liv. Also, fans can also catch up on the live updates of the game on LatestLY here.