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19:15

Denmark XI v Croatia

Schmeichel, Kjaer, Christensen, Zanka, Dalsgaard, Eriksen, Delaney, Knudsen, Poulsen, Braithwaite, Cornelius.

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19:15

Croatia XI v Denmark 

Subasic, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Brozovic, Rakitic, Rebic, Modric, Perisic, Mandzukic.

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19:04

FRANCE SOCCER WORLD CUP 1998 & SOUTH KOREA | JAPAN 2002 ...

Today's fixture will be Croatia's first appearance in the knockout stage since their famous run to the Soccer World Cup semi-finals in 1998. 

Denmark's last qualification to the knockout stage was in 2002 ...

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18:59

MIDFIELD BATTLE: MODRIC v ERIKSEN

"Christian has played a fantastic qualification campaign," said Denmark coach Hareide.

"He has made a goal and an assist so far at the World Cup and has the capacity to do more.

"We could be in for a midfield battle between Christian and Modric, and it would be exciting both for us on the bench and for spectators to see it."

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18:54

Demark 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel on being asked about his father by journalist during the Soccer World Cup: "It's not annoying. I just expect more of you guys.

"Of course, it is something else when we are at the World Cup and there are media from all over the world, who I have not talked to before.

"The Danish journalists know what the answer will be."

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18:52

Denmark and Croatia have played against one another on FIVE occasions with each side winning two games apiece.

The last time they met was back in 2004, with current assistant coach Ivica Olic scoring the winner for Croatia.

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18:43

Croatia got to the Round of 16 by winning all of their group stage games.

The only previous time Croatia won all three group matches at a major tournament was at UEFA EURO 2008, when they went on to be eliminated in their first knockout stage match, on penalties against Turkey in the quarter-finals.

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18:42

SUNDAY ACTION!

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