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VIDEO: Croatia Arrives in Nizhny Novgorod Ahead of Last 16 Clash with Denmark

Croatia left their base in Roshchino for the last time today (HNS)

The Croatian football team has made the two-hour flight from their base near St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod ahead of their FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match.

The squad landed late afternoon on Friday in Nizhny Novgorod.

Zlatko Dalic’s side will meet Denmark at Nizhny Novgorod stadium on Sunday, 1 July.

The squad will have happy memories when it trains at the stadium tomorrow as it is the same venue where they beat Argentina so emphatically last week.

The squad bid farewell for one last time to their Woodland Rhapsody Resort at Roshchino on Friday after a training session earlier in the day.

Final messages of support at their base (HNS)

(HNS)

Dalic has no injury concerns with all 22 players available.

It seems likely, however, that Dalic will select the same side which beat Argentina. Marcelo Brozovic has served out his suspension for two yellow cards and is expected to take his place in the midfield which will feature Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic.

Mario Mandzukic, who is goalless this tournament, will again play in the lone striker role with Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic on the flanks.

Croatia return to the stadium where they beat Argentina (HNS)

The back four of Sime Vrsaljko, Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren and Ivan Strinic, which kept clean-sheets in the opening two matches, looks set to start on Sunday.

“Denmark is a very serious side and it is not by chance that they have been undefeated in their last 18 matches. They are compact and they know what to do to stop their opponents. They are not nervous and do not allow much in their box, whilst on attack, they are quick and uncomfortable,” Ivan Rakitic said about Sunday’s opponents.

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