Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

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A poor second half saw Nicolai Jorgensen strike an effort straight at Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic as the game move in to extra-time.

Croatia, having edged out Denmark and seen Spain removed from their path, will hope that omen can push them on to success in Russian Federation. Kovacic's shot is blocked and Denmark look to counter!

Andreas Christensen - 4 - Played in an unorthodox midfield role, the Chelsea defender struggled to stamp his authority in the middle of the park as Croatia's midfield trident dominated the ball, and he was subsequently subbed off at half-time.

That'll be the end of the first spell of added time. There will be two 15-minute periods.

Croatia had a chance to take the lead late in the game at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, but Luka Modric's penalty was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Croatia's Dejan Lovren, Luka Modric, Mario Mandzukic and teammates during training. Jorgensen managed to squeeze a finish through Subasic after a long throw.

We're away in extra time, 30 minutes away from a possible shootout.

One last chance for Denmark from the set piece, Subasic punches, but only as far as Braithwaite!

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Rakitic shoots from distance! Denmark has scored only two goals in its last three games. Croatia on the ball for the moment however. Mathias Jorgensen sneaks one through after some juggling in the box. His 31st goal for Croatia.

Ireland will play Denmark twice in the autumn as the sides meet in the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

"What I can say about Eriksen is he's a fantastic player, a world-class player".

Croatia should have too much for Denmark.

It remained 1-1 midway through the first half. We're back to a draw. He limps off the field just before halftime. We'll be back shortly for the second spell. Denmark take the lead. Christian Eriksen crosses it in the middle but the goalkeeper makes a comfortable save. Denmark go home heads held high. It was like a corner kick, regularly reaching the penalty spot and beyond, only with more accuracy and at speed.

Given Croatia's likely dominance in possession, Denmark will have to rely on their defensive solidity and ability to be clinical on the counter-attack. The cross comes in from Strinic, Mandzukic goes down in the challenge from Knudsen, VAR confirms no penalty.

There was an electric start to the game with both sides having scored within four minutes.

To view the Croatia vs. Denmark FIFA World Cup knockout stage match stream live for free without a cable subscription, fans may sign up for a free trial of an "over the top" streaming TV package such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, or DirecTV Now. The struggle for ball possession and shots on goals became the regular feature. What a match this is turning out to be, 2 goals under five minutes.

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