Croatia v Denmark, 01 July 2018

Score1-1 :: penalties 3-2 to Croatia
RefereeNestor Pitana
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueNizhny Novograd Stadium
Attendance40,851
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Croatia won 3-2 on penalties After extra time - 1-1 at 90 minutes Croatia v Denmark was Match 52 of FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Nestor Pitana (Argentina) Assistant Referee 1: Hernan Maidana (Argentina) Assistant Referee 2: Juan Belatti (Argentina) Fourth Official: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) Reserve AR: Eduardo Cardozo (Paraguay) VAR: Mauro Vigliano (Argentina) This was only the second time that Croatia had played in the knock-out stages of the World Cup finals. They went on to finish in third place in 1998. Denmark had reached the knock-out stages of the World Cup finals for the fourth time in five appearances (also 1986, 1998 and 2002) but had now only progressed beyond the round of 16 in 1998. Kasper Schmeichel saved Luka Modrić's penalty in the 116th minute. Denmark conceded three penalties at this World Cup finals; the most by a nation at the World Cup finals since Greece in 1994 (also three). This became only the second-ever game at the World Cup finals when both nations had scored inside the first four minutes; also Argentina versus Nigeria at Porto Alegre in 2014. Mathias Jørgensen's opening goal was timed at 57 seconds. It was the quickest goal at the World Cup finals since Clint Dempsey scored after 29 seconds for USA against Ghana in Natal, Brazil in 2014. Luka Modrić equalled Darijo Srna's record for the most appearances by a Croatia player at the World Cup finals and European Championships finals (18).

1 (3)  Croatia

Manager: Zlatko Dalic

1 (2)  Denmark

Manager: Age Hareido

Goals:

Mario Mandžukić 4 G

Goals:

Mathias Jorgensen 1 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Danijel Subašić
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender Ivan Strinic
Defender Domagoj Vida
Defender/Midfielder Šime Vrsaljko
Midfielder Marcelo Brozović
Midfielder Luka Modrić (captain)
Midfielder Ivan Rakitić
Midfielder/Forward Ivan Perišić
Forward Ante Rebić

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Simon Kjaer (captain)
Defender Jonas Knudsen
Defender/Midfielder Henrik Dalsgaard
Midfielder Thomas Delaney
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Forward Yussuf Poulsen

Substitutions:

Mateo Kovačić for Marcelo Brozović 71
Josip Pivarić for Ivan Strinic 81
Andrej Kramarić for Ivan Perišić 97
Milan Badelj for Mario Mandžukić 108

Substitutions:

Lasse Schöne for Andreas Christensen 46
Nicolai Jorgensen for Andreas Cornelius 66
Michael Krohn-Dehli for Thomas Delaney 98
Pione Sisto for Martin Braithwaite 106

Cards:

Cards:

Mathias Jorgensen 115 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić
Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković
Defender Dulje Caleta-Car
Defender Vedran Corluka
Defender Tin Jedvaj
Defender Josip Pivarić
Midfielder Milan Badelj
Midfielder Filip Bradarić
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder/Forward Marko Pjaca

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jonas Lössl
Goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow
Midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli
Midfielder William Kvist
Midfielder Lukas Lerager
Midfielder Lasse Schöne
Midfielder Pione Sisto
Midfielder/Forward Viktor Fischer
Forward Kasper Dolberg

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Croatia went second) 1 - Milan Badelj [saved] 2 - Andrej Kramarić [scored] 3 - Luka Modrić [scored] 4 - Josip Pivaric [saved] 5 - Ivan Rakitić [scored]

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Denmark went first) 1 - Christian Eriksen [saved] 2 - Simon Kjær [scored] 3 - Michael Krohn-Dehli [scored] 4 - Lasse Schöne [saved] 5 - Nicolai Jørgensen [saved]