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Denmark - World Cup - 1 July 2018

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Cary Erickson | 01 July, 2018, 21:55

Croatia have won all three of their games so far at the 2018 World Cup, which is their longest ever streak of victories in the competition. Scoring has been an issue for them, Denmark have scored just two goals in three games at the World Cup. "The fact they have gone 18 games unbeaten speaks volumes", he said. I am sure they will create some chances, but most of their build-up play is under the "hopeful" category, unless they can get Christian Eriksen on the ball. "We are not just PlayStation players twiddling the joystick".

Russian Federation were dominant in their opening two matches of the tournament, putting five goals past Saudi Arabia and another three against Egypt. Uruguay exposed them in their final match to finish second in Group A, leaving Stanislav Cherchesov and his team with a huge task on their hands this afternoon to produce a stunning upset.

Denmark have proved to be a tough nut to crack this World Cup and we expect goals to come hard by in this one. But Hareide insists today's encounter will not just be a case of Denmark's tight defence against Croatia's unsafe attack.

Though Croatia are favourites on Sunday, and are some people's surprise pick to win the whole tournament, coach Zlatko Dalic said Denmark's solid team play and strong defence should not be under-estimated.

"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". "The group stage will mean nothing if we do not verify that tomorrow".

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The center-back pairing of Andreas Christensen and Simon Kjaer look like a flawless combination of youth and experience, while the team around them are physically strong and well-organized.

It promises to be a fascinating encounter as Croatia take on Denmark for a place in the quarterfinals.

And Yussuf Poulsen is also back having completed a one-game suspension. "But for this new game, we must forget all that went before", said captain Luka Modric, a 12-year-old when Croatia reached the semi-final in France in 1998.

Denmark must be exhausted of hearing about Croatia's success thus far. Denmark will make life hard for them but in the end, Croatia's quality will show and they'll break them down.