EURO 2020: Spanish Tiki-Taka or Fearless Croats?

Croatia vs Spain Euro 2020

Spain and Croatia will meet in the round of 16 in Copenhagen in this year’s European Championship campaign. Moreover, it will be a thumping match to watch as both teams have thrashed their respective opponents in their last match of group round. Many calculations and predictions are being made basing on this match. Where Spain are unable to make anything big after their win in Euro 2012. And Croatia are the current runners-up of world football. Now a days, Croatia might think themselves as a great threat towards their opponents. Under Zlatoko Dalic, they have immersed as a great improved team with Modric, Rakitic, Perisic in bound. They have the ability to win any match, regardless of the opponents. On the other hand, many people started thinking that the golden days of Spanish footbal is gone now. But, this Spain team also is a great contender of this year’s campaing as they don’t rely on any specific player and play as a team.

EN Route to Round of 16 (For more EURO 2020 news, download Footylight app)

Croatia (Gropu D)

England 1 – 0 Croatia

Croatia 1 – 1 Czech Republic

Croatia 3 – 1 Scotland

Spain (Group E)

Spain 0 – 0 Sweden

Spain 1 – 1 Poland

Slovakia 0 -5 Spain

Head to Head

Spain – 4

Croatia – 3

Draw – 1

23 March 1994, Spain 0 – 2 Croatia (International Friendly)

05 May 1999, Spain 3 – 1 Croatia (International Friendly)

23 February 2000, Spain 0 – 0 Croatia (International Friendly)

07 June 2006, Spain 2 – 1 Croatia (International Friendly)

18 June 2012, Spain 1 – 0 Croatia (UEFA European Championship)

21 June 2016, Spain 1 – 2 Croatia (UEFA European Championship)

11 September 2018, Spain 6 – 0 Croatia (UEFA Nations League)

15 November 2018, Spain 1 – 3 Croatia (UEFA Nations League)

Croatia (For more EURO 2020 news, download Footylight app)

Croatia, Euro 2020

Borna Barisic remains the only injury concern for Croatia and his knock might rule him out of this match. Ivan Perisic has tested positive for the coronavirus this week and will be excluded from the squad.

Injured: Ivan Perisic

Doubtful: Borna Barisic

Suspended: None

Current Form: WDLLDW (most recent first)


Luis Enrique has a few decisions to make with the likes of Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Pablo Sarabia, and Dani Olmo competing for places in the forward line. Sergio Busquets was impressive against Slovakia and is likely to start ahead of Rodri for Spain.

Spain, Euro 2020

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Current Form: WDDWDW (most recent first)

Predicted XI (For more EURO 2020 news, download Footylight app)

Croatia: Livakovic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Gvardiol; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Vlasic, Petkovic, Rebic

Spain: Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Torres, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Koke; Sarabia, Morata, G Moreno


Spain 0 – 1 Croatia

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