A Combined XI of the players in the Croatia VS Denmark clash

The upcoming clash between Croatia and Denmark, who are not too different in matters of quality, will be an exciting one to watch. Read More

Here we pick the best players from both the teams to make a combined starting eleven.

(GK) Kasper Schmeichel – Denmark

Not undermining, Danijel Subasic‘s quality in any manner; Kasper Schmeichel just seems like a bigger name on the pitch. The Leicester City stopper had made a difference in many a game and would add quality to any squad.

(RB) Sime Vrsaljko – Croatia

Atletico man Sime Vrsaljko has been on the path of constant improvement and cemented a place in the high-profile Croatian team. He edges over Henrik Dalsgaard as the trusty right-back of the team.

(CB) Andreas Christensen – Denmark

Christensen has become one of the most talented prospects in the world. At the age of just 22, he has played regularly for Chelsea and Denmark, both of the sides brimming with quality players.

(CB) Dejan Lovren – Croatia

Dejan Lovren is the rock of Croatia’s defence. The passion he has is clearly seen on the pitch as he makes more than brave tackles, clearly proving his respect for the badge. The Liverpool man, who has been crucial for his country till now, will hope his team can surprise the world.

(LB) Ivan Strinic – Croatia 

The AC Milan defender has been a consistent performer for both club and country in the last year. Strinic gets a place in this team ahead of Larsen.

(CM) Ivan Rakitic – Croatia

Rakitic has had a steady career growth after his move to Spanish giants, Barcelona. The midfielder is arguably just as important as his teammate Modric for his country but is often overshadowed by the skipper.

(CM) Luka Modric – Croatia

The Real Madrid maestro is loved by all the Croatian fans for his contribution to their side. The captain of the side has invariably led his team to the last 16. Modric is the pinnacle of ‘Croatia’s golden generation’.

(CAM) Christian Eriksen – Denmark

One of the most underrated players in world football, Christian Eriksen can claim a spot in any team in the world. The Tottenham playmaker is a gem for both his club and country.

(LW) Ivan Perisic – Croatia

Inter Milan talisman Ivan Perisic, is another key player in the deadly Croatian side. The hardworking winger has registered a goal for his country and will look to add more.

(RW) Ante Rebic – Croatia

A wonderful strike against Argentina and a string of threatening performances have increased Rebic‘s value. The Frankfurt winger will hope to take his team further with the same fighting spirit he always shows.

(ST) Mario Mandzukic – Croatia

Juventus striker, Mario Mandzukic has failed to register a goal in this World Cup yet but will but will hope to make his mark in Russia soon. 

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