Luka Modric hails "world class" Christian Eriksen ahead of last-16 tie

Hope Soto
July 2, 2018

Zlatko Dalic's side return to Nizhny Novgorod, the scene of its 3-0 group-stage win over Argentina, for a World Cup last-16 clash against a Denmark team which is unbeaten in 18 official matches.

Those fools were quickly put in their place.

Denmark will be hoping to get the better of Croatia on Sunday. And there are other well-known faces such as Dejan Lovren and Mario Mandzukic in the spine of the team as well. "I would be the happiest man in the world if it were Luka because it would have meant Croatia did something significant".

But I think what will decide the game tomorrow will be how teams perform.

"We need to play a game of ball control".

Luka Modric talks up the threat of Christian Eriksen in Denmark's midfield and admits that Croatia must attempt to stop the playmaker in his tracks. Plus, full Croatia v Denmark TV channel details, the kick-off time and more.

Denmark must be exhausted of hearing about Croatia's success thus far. Had we gone home after the group matches, it would have been a scandal.

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And Yussuf Poulsen is also back having completed a one-game suspension.

Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic rates Tottenham Hotspur ace Christian Eriksen highly. Croatia and Denmark have won two apiece with one of the fixtures ending in a draw.

Up next, we have another all-European encounter, as Croatia take on Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod. He has scored two goals in Croatia's charge to the last 16 with three wins out of three.

Denmark's goal was the third ever in the opening minute of a World Cup knockout stage match, coming in behind Sweden's goal in a 1938 semifinal and North Korea's in a 1966 quarterfinal - and both of those teams went on to lose the match.

2' GOAL! Mathias Jorgensen strikes to give Denmark early 1-0 lead.

"It will be a tough match, like any other game so far".

"I don't like to compare players, particularly to myself", Modric said when asked about the duel. Denmark will make life hard for them but in the end, Croatia's quality will show and they'll break them down.

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