A second half penalty from Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic propelled Croatia to a 1-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday.
A second-half penalty from Ivan Rakitic was enough to clinch a 1-0 victory for Croatia over Mexico at the AT&T Stadium on Tuesday.
Mexico and Croatia are set to clash in an international friendly at the AT&T Stadium in Texas, USA on Tuesday.
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Tournament trailblazers Croatia will meet Portugal on Saturday in one of the most anticipated clashes of the Round of 16 of the Euros, having made their way through a group comprising of Spain, Czech Republic and Turkey.
Ivan Perisic and Croatia left the world dazzled in the 89th minute of their final group game against tournament favourites when they snatched away top spot from a complacent Spanish side to avoid playing Italy in such an early stage of the competition. The Hard Tackle asks the crucial question on the aftermath of the Spanish Tragedy - is it fair to even call it an upset anymore?
Croatia pulled off one of the most memorable comebacks in their history after they edged Spain by a 2-1 scoreline in Bordeaux. Sergio Ramos missed a crucial penalty that would see Croatia finish as group winners.
Croatia pulled off a shocking upset over defending champions Spain in the European championship to top group D. However midfielder Andres Iniesta once again proved to be one of the best players on the pitch despite his team's loss.
Spain and Croatia will play the final match in Group D on Tuesday to determine who tops the group. Spain is comfortably placed at the table summit with 6 points from a possible 6, while Croatia were left licking their wounds after they lost 2 points to Czech republic despite taking a 2 goal lead in a match marred with fan violence.