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Spain Faces Croatia in UEFA Euro 2024 Opener

Spain Faces Croatia in UEFA Euro 2024 Opener

The UEFA Euro 2024 tournament kicks off with an exciting clash as Spain prepares to take on Croatia in their opening Group B encounter. Here’s a detailed look at the upcoming match:


Match Overview


Spain and Croatia renew their footballing rivalry at the prestigious UEFA Euro 2024 tournament. The match takes place at the Olympiastadion Berlin in Berlin on Saturday, June 15, kicking off at 09:30 pm Indian Standard Time (IST).


Group B Dynamics


Group B, which also includes Italy and Albania, promises intense competition among the participating teams. Spain and Croatia, having faced each other recently in the UEFA Nations League finals, where Spain emerged victorious, will seek to assert dominance early in the group stage.


Team Preparations and Players to Watch


For Spain, manager Luis de la Fuente has overseen a resurgence in the team's fortunes. Despite missing key players like Aleix Garcia, Alejandro Balde, Pedro Porro, and Marcos Llorente due to fitness issues, the team boasts a strong lineup. Midfield maestro Rodri will anchor the team alongside attacking talents Pedri and Mikel Merino, supporting captain Alvaro Morata upfront. Lamine Yamal showcases his skills on the wings, adding depth to Spain's attacking prowess.


Croatia, led by experienced players like Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, and Mateo Kovacic in midfield, poses a formidable challenge. Ante Buldimir will spearhead Croatia's attack, supported by wingers Andrej Kramaric and Lovro Majer. Defenders Domagoj Vida and Josip Sutalo will play crucial roles in shoring up Croatia's defense against Spain's potent offense.


Broadcast Details


The Spain vs. Croatia match live on the Sony Sports network and streamed on the Sony Liv app, ensuring fans can catch all the action starting from 9:30 PM IST.


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