MX23RW : Thursday, February 21 14:58:15
Jul 1, 2018 at 7pm UK at ​Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Attendance: 40,851
Croatia
1-1
Denmark
FT
(aet)
Croatia win 3-2 on penalties

Team News: Mario Mandzukic leads Croatia line against Denmark

Team News: Mario Mandzukic leads Croatia line
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Mario Mandzukic leads the Croatia line in Sunday's 2018 World Cup last-16 clash with Denmark.

Mario Mandzukic will lead the Croatia line in Sunday's 2018 World Cup last-16 clash with Denmark.

Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic also start in a star-studded Croatia midfield, while Dejan Lovren and Domagoj Vida both return at centre-back after starting on the bench against Iceland.

As for Denmark, Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen is joined by Chelsea's Andreas Christensen in a midfield position, but Pione Sisto drops to the bench as Yussuf Poulsen returns from suspension.

Andreas Cornelius will again lead the Denmark line, meanwhile, leaving Kasper Dolberg on the bench.

Croatia: Subasic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Rakitic, Brozovic; Perisic, Modric, Rebic; Mandzukic
Subs: Livakovic, Corluka, Kovacic, Kramaric, Kalinic, Jedvaj, Bradaric, Caleta-Car, Badelj, Pjaca, Pivaric

Denmark: Schmeichel; Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Jorgensen, Knudsen; Braithwaite, Eriksen, Christensen, Delaney, Poulsen; Cornelius
Subs: Krohn-Dehli, Vestergaard, Kvist, Jorgensen, Dolberg, Fischer, Lossl, Larsen, Lerager, Schone, Ronnow, Sisto

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