The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker is more than capable of producing magical moments, and he will be the man Denmark look to to win the game.
97' - Substitution: Croatia's Andrej Kramaric replaces Ivan Perisic. Perisic's pace and end product can prove to be the difference between the two sides. "The group stage will mean nothing if we do not verify that tomorrow".
William Kvist is again a doubt for this match.
Fans will be waiting to see who comes out on top between Modric, and Christian Eriksen, Denmark's standout player.
But captained by former Spurs standout and current Real Madrid star Luka Modric, Croatia made it through their three group stage games with a ideal 3-0 record and emerged as the fourth-highest scoring side in the 2018 World Cup tournament, according to FIFA.com, and soccer experts believe the current Croatian team may be better than the 1998 edition that made it to the semifinals of the World Cup that year, ultimately to finish third.
Kasper Schmeichel - With 2 clean sheets in 3 matches, Schmeichel has already stamped his authority on this side. They have scored just two goals in three Group C games, finishing as runners-up, but will face their sternest test yet on Sunday.
Pione Sisto: The nimble-footed, wily left winger can possess a lot of questions to Croatia's defence.
Rakitic found space but saw his low strike saved by Schmeichel and Croatia had a scare when Mandzukic went down after a challenge, but he was able to continue following treatment. Both of their losses came as friendlies in the month of January. With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets.
This side of the draw is now wide open that Spain are out, meaning that one of Russia, Denmark, Croatia, Sweden, Switzerland, England or Colombia will be in this year's World Cup final.
These sides have met each other five times. You can watch the round of 16 encounters between Croatia & Denmark via beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
Croatia and Denmark can not be separated, with two wins each and a draw in their last five meetings.
- Croatia have won all of their three matches coming into this game which is their longest ever streak of wins in the competition.
Kwese's Andrew Kabuura and Daniel Amokachi point to Spain's record against host nations in World Cups following their shock defeat againt Russian Federation. Denmark have scored 7 and conceded 12.
- Luka Modric is all set to become Croatia's joint most capped player in major tournaments with 18 appearances along with Darijo Srna.
Croatia, meanwhile, have been one of the form teams in the first half of the World Cup.