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In Pics| Euro 2020: Luka Modric leads Croatia into Euro 2020 last 16 at Scotland's expense

Euro 2020: Zlatko Dalic's side will face the runner-up from Group E, featuring Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, and Poland, in Copenhagen in the Euro 2020 Round of 16 clashes.

June 23, 2021 / 08:12 AM IST
Scotland's shot at reaching the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time were ended in a 3-1 defeat to a Luka Modric-inspired Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday that took the World Cup runners-up into the last 16 of Euro 2020. (Image: Reuters)

Scotland's shot at reaching the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time were ended in a 3-1 defeat to a Luka Modric-inspired Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday that took the World Cup runners-up into the last 16 of Euro 2020. (Image: Reuters)

Scotland's shot at reaching the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time were ended in a 3-1 defeat to a Luka Modric-inspired Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday that took the World Cup runners-up into the last 16 of Euro 2020. (Image: Reuters) Scotland's shot at reaching the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time were ended in a 3-1 defeat to a Luka Modric-inspired Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday that took the World Cup runners-up into the last 16 of Euro 2020. (Image: Reuters)

After ending a 23-year wait just to qualify for a major tournament, another historic feat was beyond Steve Clarke's men who were undone by a moment of magic from Modric. (Image: Reuters) After ending a 23-year wait just to qualify for a major tournament, another historic feat was beyond Steve Clarke's men who were undone by a moment of magic from Modric. (Image: Reuters)

Callum McGregor cancelled out Nikola Vlasic's early opener to give the hosts hope heading into half-time. But Modric showed the class that made him the man to break Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's grip on the Ballon d'Or in 2018, a stunning strike with the outside of his right foot just after the hour mark restoring Croatia's lead. (Image: Reuters) Callum McGregor cancelled out Nikola Vlasic's early opener to give the hosts hope heading into half-time. But Modric showed the class that made him the man to break Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's grip on the Ballon d'Or in 2018, a stunning strike with the outside of his right foot just after the hour mark restoring Croatia's lead. (Image: Reuters)

Ivan Perisic's header rubbed salt into Scottish wounds 13 minutes from time as Croatia pipped the Czech Republic to second place in Group D behind England. (Image: Reuters) Ivan Perisic's header rubbed salt into Scottish wounds 13 minutes from time as Croatia pipped the Czech Republic to second place in Group D behind England. (Image: Reuters)

Zlatko Dalic's side will face the runner-up from Group E, featuring Spain, Sweden, Slovakia and Poland, in Copenhagen next Monday. (Image: Reuters) Zlatko Dalic's side will face the runner-up from Group E, featuring Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, and Poland, in Copenhagen next Monday. (Image: Reuters)

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Scotland's preparation had been blighted by the loss of Billy Gilmour to a positive test for coronavirus after the 20-year-old midfielder had shone on his first international start in 0-0 draw against England on Friday. (Image: Reuters) Scotland's preparation had been blighted by the loss of Billy Gilmour to a positive test for coronavirus after the 20-year-old midfielder had shone on his first international start in a 0-0 draw against England on Friday. (Image: Reuters)

Croatia calmly worked the opening at the edge of the box before the Real Madrid midfielder caressed the ball into the top corner with the outside of his right foot. Along with Modric, Perisic has consistently been one of his country's key performers at major tournaments for nearly a decade. (Image: Reuters) Croatia calmly worked the opening at the edge of the box before the Real Madrid midfielder caressed the ball into the top corner with the outside of his right foot. Along with Modric, Perisic has consistently been one of his country's key performers at major tournaments for nearly a decade. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Jun 23, 2021 08:07 am

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