MATCHDAY: CROATIA FACES DENMARK IN ROUND OF 16
After securing their place in the Round of 16 through three consecutive wins, the Vatreni prepare to face Denmark for a place in the quarter-finals. The match is to be played in Nizhny Novgorod at 21:00 MSK.
"Denmark deserves maximum respect. They are disciplined and organized, and we're in for a tough match. I have confidence in my team, my players are confident, and it is nice that Croatia is recognized as one of the more prominent teams of the tournament so far. Thanks to my players, I'm a proud man. Reaching the quarterfinals would be a great thing for us, for our families and for our country," said Head Coach Zlatko Dalić.
"This match will be an important test for us after our phenomenal performances in the group stage.This generation can go beyond the Round of 16, it's time for such an achievement, and I think we're capable of doing so. Croatia stands united, and if we present this on Sunday, we can overcome Denmark. Eriksen is a world-class player, but no individual can do anything alone. Denmark is a compact, tough team, but we remain confident. It doesn't matter who scores, the only thing that matters is Croatia's success," added team captain Luka Modrić.