All the information you need ahead of Croatia vs Spain

Croatia face off against Spain in the UEFA Nations League tonight.

They meet in League A Group 4 for a crucial clash with Spain looking to qualify for the Nations League finals while Croatia are trying to avoid relegation.

Croatia reached the final of the 2018 World Cup where they lost 4-2 against France. However, they have struggled in the Nations League.

The Croats were thrashed 6-0 by Spain when the sides last met in September before playing out a goalless draw behind closed doors with England.

Spain had a disastrous World Cup from the very start with manager Julen Lopetegui being sacked on the eve of the tournament.

His sacking came after he took the job as Real Madrid manager which did not go to plan as he has since been relieved of his duties at the Bernabeu.

Fernando Hierro took charge of the national team for the tournament, where they lost 4-3 on penalties against Russia, but former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is now Spain’s manager after being appointed in July.

The Spaniards have fared better in the Nations League and currently sit top of the group. They were 2-1 winner against England in September before thrashing Croatia 6-0 three days later. Their only defeat of the group so far came in the reverse fixture against England when they lost 3-2 at home.

What time does the match kick-off?

The match kicks-off at 7:45pm GMT on Thursday 18 November.

Where is the match taking place?

Croatia will host Spain at the Stadion Maksimir.

How can I watch it?

Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Premier League are showing the match and Sky subscribers can also tune in via the Sky Go app. Alternatively, you can follow every kick LIVE here with Mirror Football.

Team News

Luis Enrique recalled Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba to the Spanish national team with Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata also returning. Paco Alcacer was a surprise omission with the striker in fine form for Borussia Dortmund, on loan from Barcelona.

Croatia have no fresh injury concerns in their most recent squad so a full strength team is expected to take the field against Spain.

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