Croatia vs Czech Republic Live Euro 2020: prediction, kick off time today, team news, lineups, venue
Croatia must score a goal tonight in order to face England's Group D rivals, the Czech Republic, in Scotland on Friday.
Croatia's Euro 2020 campaign got off to a sour start with a 1-0 loss to England at Wembley, but all is not lost.
The saving grace for Croatia is that they will be confident that England will also beat group rivals Scotland and the Czechs, so the 2018 World Cup finalists will be confident of progressing to the knockout stages.
But they must first defeat a Czech team that defeated Scotland 2-0 at Hampden Park last time out, with Patrick Schick scoring from inside his own half.
Date, start time, and location
Croatia vs. Czech Republic is set to begin at 5 p.m. BST on Friday, June 18, 2021.
The game will take place at Glasgow's Hampden Park.
Croatia vs. Czech Republic TV channel:
The match will be broadcast live on BBC One for free.
Live stream: BBC iPlayer users in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the match online.
Team news for Croatia vs. the Czech Republic
Livakovi; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Gvardiol; Modri, Kovai; Rebi, Vlai, Perii; Petkovi;
Vaclk; Coufal, elstka, Kalas, Boil; Král, Souek; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick;
Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic, and Simon Sluga are the goalkeepers.
Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Borna Barisic, Duje Caleta-Car, Josip Juranovic, Domagoj Bradaric, Mile Skoric, and Josko Gvardiol are the defenders.
Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic, Milan Badelj, Mario Pasalic, Nikola Vlasic, and Luka Ivanusec are the midfielders.
Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Ante Rebic, Josip Brekalo, Bruno Petkovic, Mislav Orsic, Ante Budimir are the forwards.
Tomas Vaclik, Tomas Koubek, and Ales Mandous are the goalkeepers.
Jan Boril, Jakub Brabec, Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Celustka, Pavel Kaderabek, Tomas Kalas, Ales Mateju, and David Zima are the defenders.
Antonin Barak, Vladimir Darida, Adam Hlozek, Tomas Holes, Jakub Jankto, Alex Kral, Lukas Masopust, Jakub Pesek, Tomas Soucek, Petr Sevcik, and Michal Sadilek are the midfielders.
Michael Krmencik, Tomas Pekhart, Patrik Schick, and Matej Vydra are the forwards.
Prediction for Croatia vs. Czech Republic
Given how both teams began this tournament, this game has the potential to be a real battle. Croatia has the talent, but the Czechs are in good form and will be looking to take something with the last-16 in sight.