MOTD: Croatia v Spain
Football - International. Croatia v Spain (Kick-off 7.45pm). Gary Lineker presents coverage from the Arena Gdansk in Poland, where the Group C rivals play their final match of the round-robin stage. Both teams come into this match with a win and a draw from their opening two contests, and know that victory would guarantee their progression to the quarter-finals, while a draw could be enough depending on the outcome of the other match between Italy and the Republic of Ireland. Despite never having faced Spain in a competitive fixture before, Croatia will know a stern challenge lies ahead of them this evening as they tackle a Spanish outfit attempting to become the first to retain the trophy. The group stage presented few problems for the Iberians four years ago, as they defeated Russia, Sweden and 2004 winners Greece, and though they did have to rely on penalties to overcome Italy in the quarter-finals, a second win over Russia in the semi-finals preceded a deserved 1-0 victory over Germany in the final. Tonight they face a Croatia team that crashed out of the quarter-finals four years ago when losing on penalties to Turkey, who they recently defeated in the qualification play-offs to book their passage to this summer's tournament. Slaven Bilic can call upon a squad of talented individuals that includes Luka Modric, Nikica Jelavic and Mario Mandzukic, but whether he can mould them into a team capable of defeating the reigning champions remains to be seen.