World Cup - Round of 16 - Croatia vs Denmark - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - July 1, 2018 Denmark's Mathias Jorgensen (hidden) scores their first goal past Croatia's Danijel Subasic

Croatia Beat Denmark 3-2 After Penalty Shootout at FIFA World Cup Match

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Croatia won the game against Denmark and will face Russia that had won the match against Spain after 4-3 in the penalty shootout.

Croatia and Denmark have scored one goal each just three minutes after their round of 16 match had kicked off in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. Danish defender Mathias Jørgensen scored the first goal just seconds after the game started, while a second goal by Mario Mandžukić helped Croatia tie the game.

In the penalty shootout, Croatia managed to beat Denmark 3-2 passing into quarter-finals.

In the World Cup group stage, Croatia won all the three matches, turning into the leader of Group D with a maximum nine points. Denmark, in its turn, finished second in Group C with a total of five points, advancing to the knockout stage for the first time since 2002.

The winner of the current round of 16 match will meet Russia, which has defeated Spain 4-3 in the penalty shootout, on July 7.

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