Croatia v Spain

Croatia 2 - 1 Spain
21 Jun 2016 - 23:00Stade de Bordeaux - Bordeaux

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Croatia v Spain Line-ups

Official squad list




1Ivan Vargić29Rijeka
12Lovre Kalinić26Hajduk
23Danijel Subašić31Monaco


2Šime Vrsaljko24Sassuolo
3Ivan Strinić28Napoli
5Vedran Ćorluka30Lokomotiv Moskva
6Tin Jedvaj20Leverkusen
11Darijo Srna34Shakhtar Donetsk
13Gordon Schildenfeld31Dinamo Zagreb
21Domagoj Vida27Dynamo Kyiv


4Ivan Perišić27Internazionale
7Ivan Rakitić28Barcelona
8Mateo Kovačić22Real Madrid
10Luka Modrić30Real Madrid
14Marcelo Brozović23Internazionale
15Marko Rog20Dinamo Zagreb
18Ante Ćorić19Dinamo Zagreb
19Milan Badelj27Fiorentina


9Andrej Kramarić24Hoffenheim
16Nikola Kalinić28Fiorentina
17Mario Mandžukić30Juventus
20Marko Pjaca21Dinamo Zagreb
22Duje Čop Suspended26Malaga




1Iker Casillas35Porto
13David de Gea25Man. United
23Sergio Rico22Sevilla



2César Azpilicueta26Chelsea
3Gerard Piqué29Barcelona
4Marc Bartra25Barcelona
12Héctor Bellerín21Arsenal
15Sergio Ramos30Real Madrid
17Mikel San José27Athletic
18Jordi Alba27Barcelona



5Sergio Busquets27Barcelona
6Andrés Iniesta32Barcelona
10Cesc Fàbregas29Chelsea
14Thiago Alcántara25Bayern
19Bruno Soriano31Villarreal
21David Silva30Man. City



7Álvaro Morata23Juventus
9Lucas Vázquez24Real Madrid
11Pedro Rodríguez28Chelsea
20Aritz Aduriz35Athletic

Spain will look to maintain a 52-year unbeaten run against Turkey as the sides meet for the first time at a major tournament in UEFA EURO 2016 Group D.

Previous meetings
• Spain’s ten meetings with Turkey have ended W5 D4 L1 (W4 D2 L1 in competitive games).

• The countries were drawn together in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Vicente del Bosque’s Spain won both games against Fatih Terim’s Turkey, Gerard Piqué’s first international goal giving the Reds a 1-0 win in Madrid and Albert Riera’s added-time strike sealing a 2-1 victory in Istanbul.

• Turkey qualified for the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland by the drawing of lots after their play-off tie against Spain in Rome ended 2-2.

• Turkey’s lone win against Spain was a 1-0 success in World Cup qualifying on 14 March 1954.


Spain’s EURO star: David Silva

EURO facts – Spain
• This is Spain’s sixth consecutive EURO. They are bidding to triumph for the third time in succession, having become the first side to win two in a row at UEFA EURO 2012.

• Spain and Germany/West Germany are the most successful EURO sides having won three editions each.

• Real Madrid (1960), Barcelona (1973) and Espanyol (1976) have lost away to Nice in UEFA competition. Madrid won there in the quarter-finals of the 1956/57 European Champion Clubs’ Cup.


A moment of madness: Relive Turkey’s 2008 win against Croatia

EURO facts – Turkey
• Turkey reached the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2000 and the last four of UEFA EURO 2008 but missed out on the 2004 and 2012 tournaments. Thus, they have advanced to the knockout phase in their last two appearances.

• That 2008 semi-final against Germany in Basel, Switzerland, matched Turkey’s greatest international achievement, Şenol Güneş’s side having received bronze medals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup after defeating co-hosts South Korea in the third-place play-off.

• Turkey qualified as the best third-placed team in the nine UEFA EURO 2016 groups, gaining 18 points with the record W5 D3 L2.

• Fenerbahçe are the only Turkish club to have played a competitive game in Nice – they lost 2-1 to Nice in the 1959/60 European Champion Clubs’ Cup and 4-0 in the 1973/74 UEFA Cup second round.

Coach and player links
• Play together:
Jordi Alba, Marc Bartra, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta and Gerard Piqué (Spain) & Arda Turan (Turkey) – Barcelona

• Have played together:
Jordi Alba (Spain) and Mehmet Topal (Turkey) – Valencia, 2010–12

Sergio Ramos (Spain) & Mehmet Topal (Turkey) – Real Madrid, 2011–12

Sergio Asenjo (Spain) and Arda Turan (Turkey) – Atlético Madrid, 2011–13

Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos (Spain) & Nuri Şahin (Turkey) – Real Madrid, 2011–12

Juanfran and Koke (Spain) & Arda Turan (Turkey) – Atlético Madrid, 2011–15

• Spain coach Del Bosque was in charge of Beşiktaş in the 2004/05 campaign.

• Turkey’s Selçuk İnan and Burak Yılmaz met Spain’s Juanfran and Koke when Galatasaray lost 2-0 home and away against Atlético Madrid in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage.