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Croatia vs Denmark FIFA World Cup 2018: Players to watch out for in round of 16

As the knockout rounds kick off in Russia, here’s a look at the top players to watch out from the last 16 encounter between Croatia and Denmark.

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Luka Modric | The Croatian mid-fielder has carried his brilliant form from Real Madrid into the national side's World Cup campaign, effortlessly. He started all three of Croatia's group games, and made 159 passes, with a success rate of 87.4 percent. And he has scored two goals - the one against Argentina is unforgettable. Without a doubt, he will have a major influence over proceedings against Denmark. (Image: Reuters)
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Luka Modric | The Croatian mid-fielder has carried his brilliant form from Real Madrid into the national side's World Cup campaign, effortlessly. He started all three of Croatia's group games, and made 159 passes, with a success rate of 87.4 percent. And he has scored two goals - the one against Argentina is unforgettable. Without a doubt, he will have a major influence over proceedings against Denmark. (Image: Reuters)

Ivan Rakitic | Rakitic is as influential for Croatia as Modric. In two starts, he made 107 passes, with a success rate of 81.3 percent, and bagged himself a goal against Argentina. The Barcelona man has been taken six shots on goal with two of them being on target. He is also the guy who brings steel to his side's mid-field. (Image: Reuters)
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Ivan Rakitic | Rakitic is as influential for Croatia as Modric. In two starts, he made 107 passes, with a success rate of 81.3 percent, and bagged himself a goal against Argentina. The Barcelona man has been taken six shots on goal with two of them being on target. He is also the guy who brings steel to his side's mid-field. (Image: Reuters)

Ivan Perisic | Perisic came to the front for Croatia in the last World Cup when his blistering pace was put to good use to punish opposing teams. The Inter Milan winger has continued his work from the previous edition of the tournament. He has started all three of Croatia's group games and utilised his abilities to take five shots on goal, two of them being on target, and scoring one goal. (Image: Reuters)
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Ivan Perisic | Perisic came to the front for Croatia in the last World Cup when his blistering pace was put to good use to punish opposing teams. The Inter Milan winger has continued his work from the previous edition of the tournament. He has started all three of Croatia's group games and utilised his abilities to take five shots on goal, two of them being on target, and scoring one goal. (Image: Reuters)

Christian Eriksen | An automatic starter for Denmark, Eriksen is one of the brightest lights from Denmark's World Cup campaign so far. He started all 3 of his side's group games. While he made 112 passes in the 270 minutes he played, his success rate has not been as high as Modric - it stands at 79.5 percent. He has, however, taken seven shots on goal, with four of them being on target and one of them yielding a goal. He will be pulling all the strings for Denmark. Watch out for him on set-pieces. (Image: Reuters)
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Christian Eriksen | An automatic starter for Denmark, Eriksen is one of the brightest lights from Denmark's World Cup campaign so far. He started all 3 of his side's group games. While he made 112 passes in the 270 minutes he played, his success rate has not been as high as Modric - it stands at 79.5 percent. He has, however, taken seven shots on goal, with four of them being on target and one of them yielding a goal. He will be pulling all the strings for Denmark. Watch out for him on set-pieces. (Image: Reuters)

Kasper Schmeichel | The son of legendary Danish keeper Peter Schmeichel and also a Premier League winner with dark horse Leicester City in 2015-16, Schmeichel has earned himself a regular role in the goalposts for Denmark. Schmeichel has successfully kept two clean sheets for his side and the only goal he conceded in this tournament was Mile Jedinak's penalty for Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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Kasper Schmeichel | The son of legendary Danish keeper Peter Schmeichel and also a Premier League winner with dark horse Leicester City in 2015-16, Schmeichel has earned himself a regular role in the goalposts for Denmark. Schmeichel has successfully kept two clean sheets for his side and the only goal he conceded in this tournament was Mile Jedinak's penalty for Australia. (Image: Reuters)

Yussuf Poulsen | A striker, Poulsen is important Denmark's attack and has a respectable record, having scored five goals in 30 appearances for his national side. He has taken five shots on goal and scored one for Denmark in this World Cup campaign. He scored his side's only goal in the opening game against Peru and was even nominated for the Man of the Match award with that performance. (Image: Reuters)
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Yussuf Poulsen | A striker, Poulsen is important Denmark's attack and has a respectable record, having scored five goals in 30 appearances for his national side. He has taken five shots on goal and scored one for Denmark in this World Cup campaign. He scored his side's only goal in the opening game against Peru and was even nominated for the Man of the Match award with that performance. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Jul 1, 2018 09:32 am
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