Croatia v Scotland, 22 June 2021

Score3-1 to Croatia
RefereeFernando Rapallini
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group D
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance9,896
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Juan Pablo Belatti (ARG) and Diego Yamil Bonfa (ARG) Fourth official: Bartosz Frankowski (POL) Video Assistant Referee: Alejandro Hernández (ESP) This was match no. 31 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament (final group game). In their five previous all-time meetings, Croatia failed to beat Scotland (lost two, both qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup).

3  Croatia

Manager: Zlatko Dalić

1  Scotland

Manager: Steve Clarke

Goals:

Nikola Vlašić 17 G
Luka Modrić 62 G
Ivan Perišić 77 G

Goals:

Callum McGregor 42 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković
Defender Joško Gvardiol
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender Domagoj Vida
Defender/Midfielder Josip Juranović
Midfielder Marcelo Brozović
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder Luka Modrić (captain)
Midfielder Nikola Vlašić
Midfielder/Forward Ivan Perišić
Forward Bruno Petković

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Marshall
Defender Grant Hanley
Defender/Midfielder Stephen O'Donnell
Defender/Midfielder Andy Robertson (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Tierney
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Scott McTominay
Midfielder Stuart Armstrong
Midfielder John McGinn
Midfielder Callum McGregor
Midfielder/Forward Che Adams
Forward Lyndon Dykes

Substitutions:

Andrej Kramarić for Bruno Petković 70
Borna Barišić for Joško Gvardiol 71
Luka Ivanušec for Nikola Vlašić 76
Ante Rebić for Ivan Perišić 81

Substitutions:

Scott McKenna for Grant Hanley 33
Ryan Fraser for Stuart Armstrong 70
Kevin Nisbet for Che Adams 84
Nathan Patterson for Stephen O'Donnell 84

Cards:

Dejan Lovren 26 Y

Cards:

Scott McKenna 34 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić
Goalkeeper Simon Sluga
Defender Borna Barišić
Defender Dulje Caleta-Car
Defender/Midfielder Šime Vrsaljko
Midfielder Milan Badelj
Midfielder Luka Ivanušec
Midfielder Mario Pašalić
Forward Josip Brekalo
Forward Ante Budimir
Forward Ante Rebić

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon
Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin
Defender Liam Cooper
Defender Declan Gallagher
Defender Scott McKenna
Defender Nathan Patterson
Midfielder Ryan Christie
Midfielder John Fleck
Midfielder James Forrest
Midfielder Ryan Fraser
Midfielder David Turnbull
Forward Kevin Nisbet

Comments:

Croatia finished second ahead of Czech Republic in Group D by virtue of scoring more goals (level on points and goal difference) and progressed to the knockout stages. Already holding the record for their youngest scorer at UEFA European Championship finals, Luka Modric was now also Croatia’s oldest scorer at Euro finals (35 years and 286 days). This was their first win in the five games they had played at Hampden Park (lost one).

Comments:

Scotland finished bottom of Group D and had now been eliminated at the group stages in all 11 of their appearances at major tournaments (FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship); more than any other nation. Callum McGregor scored Scotland’s first goal at a major tournament since Craig Burley against Norway at the FIFA World Cup finals in France in June 1998. They had now lost two of their last ten games at Hampden Park (won five); both of the group games they played at the venue in this tournament.