Croatia vs Spain LIVE: Stream FREE, score, TV channel, team news, kick-off time and build-up – Euro 2020 latest updates

SPAIN face World Cup finalists Croatia as they look to reach the last-eight of Euro 2020.

After a slow start to the competition, the Spanish thrashed Slovakia 5-0 to set up this clash with the Croatians who finished third in Group D.

  • Kick-off time: 5pm BST
  • TV channel: ITV1
  • Croatia XI: To follow
  • Spain XI: To follow

Follow ALL the latest build-up and action with our live blog below…

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What TV channel and live stream is Spain vs Croatia on?

  • Spain vs Croatia will be broadcast live on ITV 1.
  • The game will be live streamed on the ITV Hub.
  • Jim Sheridan

    EARLY TEAM NEWS

    Spain have no fresh injury worries, with Valencia goal-machine Gerard Moreno hoping to start up-top.

    Thiago Alcantara impressed off the bench against Slovakia, but might not have done enough to force his way into the starting XI.

    Despite being poor from the penalty spot in this tournament, Alvaro Morata is set to start.

    Ante Rebic is set to replace Perisic for Croatia, who may otherwise name an unchanged XI from the win over Scotland.

  • Jim Sheridan

    HEAD TO HEAD

    There's been some classic tournament clashes between these two nations down the years.

    And just check out some of the names on this list.

    With no Perisic, Ante Rebic and Luka Modric will have to be at their majestic best this evening.

  • Jim Sheridan

    NO IVAN

    The Croatians have been dealt a huge blow with the news that Ivan Perisic is out.

    After two goals in the group stages, he was set to play a key part today in Copenhagen.

    But Perisic is isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

    The Croatia FA explained: "Perisic will spend 10 days in self-isolation and in that period he will not compete for the matches of the Croatian national team.

    "All other national team members, staff members and delegations are negative."

  • Jim Sheridan

    HOW'S STAT?

    Croatia took a bit of time to get going in the tournament, but really found their stride against Scotland.

    That 3-1 win saw them easily into third-place and into the last-16, where they will be a dangerous proposition today.

    Remember though, top scorer Ivan Perisic is OUT. More on that later…

  • Jim Sheridan

    FAN POWER

    It might be drizzly on our shores today, but over in Copenhagen it's baking hot.

    26c pitch-side and the Croatian fans are making the most of it – expect a lively atmosphere in the Parken Stadium.

  • Jim Sheridan

    HERE WE CRO

    Croatia are taking on Spain in a Euro 2020 last 16 match between two teams who have yet to play to their potential.

    The Croats underwhelmed in games against England and the Czech Republic before rescuing themselves when a brilliant Luka Modric strike helped them to a 3-1 win over Scotland at Hampden Park.

    And Spain had been dogged by problems up front with main man Alvaro Morata failing to fire in draws at home to Sweden and Poland.

    But they did give some indication of what they were capable with in a 5-0 win over Slovakia to go through in second place in Group E.

    Both sides will be happy to be heading to Copenhagen for the last 16 for different reasons.

    Croatia will be followed by around 8000 of their supporters today after none were allowed to travel to the UK for the group stage.

    And Spain will lose home advantage but be happy to get away from a dry pitch in Seville which was heavily criticised by boss Luis Enrique.

    The Spaniards will enter this game as slight favourites but are taking on a team who know very well how to beat them.

    Croatia triumphed over Spain 2-1 in the group stage at Euro 2016 and again in the Nations League in 2018, when they ran out 3-2 winners.

    Kick-off is at 5pm in Copenhagen and the countdown is on…

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