Croatia 1-1 Denmark FIFA World Cup 2018 live match updates

Hope Soto
July 2, 2018

Croatia beat Denmark in a dramatic penalty shootout on Sunday to progress to the World Cup quarter-finals.

The World Cup match between Croatia and Denmark will be broadcast live on Fox.

Rebic has Knudsen on a plate on the right edge for Croatia! Lasse Schone in for Andreas Christensen. But the Croatians were in no mood to let Denmark enjoy the unprecedented lead for very long as they too found the net soon after.

42 minute: Eriksen picks up a pass in the Croatian box but fails to find a teammate with his chip shot.

Pione Sisto: The nimble-footed, wily left winger can possess a lot of questions to Croatia's defence. This could be unsafe. Denmark have scored the opener within the opening two minutes. They are a limited side with a handful of decent players and one superstar in Christian Eriksen.

Knudsen's cross is blocked by Lovren, and Denmark have a corner.

The second half is away as Croatia have first use of the ball.

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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.

Corner for Croatia, Modric takes but Cornelius clears. It was a messy goal, with a ball falling to Mandzukic after a poor Danish clearance and he finishes on the swivel. However, it's straight into the arms of Subasic in goal for Croatia.

Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic got a hand to Jorgensen's toe-poke but effectively deflected the ball across his own line.

Luka Modric, the Real Madrid maestro who pulls the strings at the heart of the Croatia midfield, has been one of the best players so far in Russian Federation and Denmark will have to limit his influence to introduce any of their own.

Neither could force a victor during extra-time either, with Kasper Schmeichel saving a 116th-minute penalty from Modric, meaning spot-kicks were required.

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Croatia's Luka Modric and Denmark's Christian Eriksen will be the dangermen on Sunday and it's a midfield head-to-head that Age Hareide is looking forward to. The Danes, meanwhile, are happy to continue flying under the radar despite being on a 17-match unbeaten run. However, Croatia looked equally strong two years ago at Euro 2016, when they cruised through their group but then suffered a shock defeat at the hands of eventual tournament winners Portugal in the Round of 16.

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