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  • Ivan Perisic scores late winner that sees Croatia top Group D
  • Nikola Kalinić equalisd for Croatia on the stroke of half-time following Alvaro Morata's first-half opener
  • Sergio Ramos saw his controversial second-half penalty saved by Danijel Subašić
  • Spain will now face Italy in round of 16 after qualifying as group runners up
  • Turkey win against Czech Republic to give them slim hope of qualifying
  • Those results also confirm Northern Ireland's qualification for knock-out stages as one of the group stages' best third-place finishers
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Those results also mean Northern Ireland have secured their place in the knock-out rounds. They will take on Wales or France.

That's it! From a goal behind, Croatia have secured a hugely impressive win that takes them top as Group D. They qualify for the knock-out stages as winners, with Spain now set to face Italy in the last 16 after tonight's slip-up.

Ivan Perisic
Perisic seals late win for Croatia. Getty

Turkey have also given themselves a fighting chance; their win over Czech Republic gives them slim hope of qualifying as a best third-place finisher.

Full time:

Spain 1-2 Croatia

Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey

Spain almost snatch a late equaliser! The ball breaks to Silva from a tight angle but his drive across goal is blocked by Srna. Final whistle goes, Croatia win!

Three minutes of time added on. Can Spain rescue this? If they cant they are facing Italy in the next round...

Croatia have taken the lead! Srna leaps across to make a terrific block on Aduriz's shot on goal before starting an incisive counter attack. It frees Perisic down the left who continues on a phenomenal run down the flank, cutting in with Juanfran for company before lashing one home at the near post!

De Gea was beaten at his near post there, sticking a foot out in a vain attempt to keep the ball out. Should have done much better there.

Goal! Croatia 2-1 Spain (Perišić, 88)

Just over five minutes remaining in Bordeaux. Fabregas, whose had another excellent game, is replaced by Thiago Alcantara as Barcelona teammates Rakitic and Pique share a giggle on the pitch.

Here's a chance for Croatia, Marko Rog is replaced by Matteo Kovacic.


Subašić is mobbed by his teammates after saving a penalty from Sergio Ramos.

Half a chance for Aduriz as a cross comes in from Silva and over the head or Corluka, but the Athletic Bilbao striker can't quite stretch to get onto it. The cross must have taken a deflection because Spain have the corner, but Ramos powers his header over from inside the box.

That looked a very generous penalty, so maybe justice was done. But it surely should have been retaken with Subašić leaping five yards out off his line to make the save.

Ramos (why?) steps up to take it and looks to smash it down the middle, but Subašić keeps it out! The Croatia goalkeeper was a good five yards out from his line when he stopped that!

Penalty saved!

Spain have a penalty! Iniesta curls a beauty of a ball into the box from the left with Silva running into the box to get onto the end of it. He goes down under the slightest bit of pressure from Srna and the referee points to the spot!


Another change for Spain as Aritz Aduriz comes on for Alvaro Morata and moments later, Ramos comes inches away from doubling his side's lead with a glancing header from a corner.

Turkey double their lead! A free kick is lifted into the box and after a knockdown and a failed clearance, Tufan is well placed to hammer it past Cech. It looks like there was a suspicion of offside in the build-up, however.

Goal! Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey (Tufan, 65)

Pjaca goes down in the Spanish box. Penalty? Nope. The Croatian showed marvellous foot work to evade one challenge inside the box and it looked like he could have gone down on that point. Instead, he stayed on his feet to try and beat Ramos too, before hitting the deck under pressure from the centre-half.

Turkey are also making a change in their game, with Volkan Sen coming off for Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Croatia look very dangerous in this second half and Vicente del Bosque responds by bringing on midfielder Bruno Soriano to replace Nolito.

Srna does brilliantly down the right again, charging past Alba and lifting a fine cross into the six yard area. De Gea is initially out to punch, but it only gets as far as the penalty box 12 yards out. Rather than retreating back to his line, the Manchester United goalkeeper charges out further and makes himself big to terrifically block Jedvaj's shot.

Ivan Perisic doesn't take too kindly to something Alvaro Morata has said and grabs the Spaniard (fairly lightly, I should say) by the gob. Potential for handbags, but the referee is across quickly to calm the two down.

Czech Republic launch a free kick into the Turkish penalty but a nasty clash of heads leaves three players down. Tomas Sivok and Gokhan Gonul look to have got the worst of it with the latter bleeding from his nose.


Here is a great shot of Kalinić's finish, de Gea, only realised where he had put it after it had gone past him.

Silva neatly lets the ball run across his path on the edge of the box and prods it wide to the onrushing Juanfran who hits a first time-shot. Leaning back, however, he drives a wild effort over the bar.

And we are back underway in Toulouse and Bordeaux.

As it stands, Turkey are third and have a chance of sneaking into the knock-out stages despite losing their first two games.


That Croatia goal is the first David de Gea has conceded for Spain in 494 minutes.

As things stand at half-time, Spain will remain top of Group D with Croatia qualifying as group runners up with five points. Turkey, for now, have leapfrogged Czech Republic into third.


Croatia 1-1 Spain

Czech Republic 0-1 Turkey

What a finish from Kalinić! Moments after Morata's first touch lets him down after a fine through ball from Fabregas, Croatia swarm forward on the counter. Perisic is fed down the left wing and he easily jinks past Juanfran before lifting a ball over to the nearpost. It veers just over Pjaca and Pique but following it up is Kalinić, who prods it past De Gea with the most elegant of flicks that completely fools the Manchester United goalkeeper.

Goal! Spain 1-1 Croatia (Nicolas Kalinić, 44)

Srna does brilliantly down the right for Croatia to keep the ball in play before digging out a fine cross, but Perišić can't give it the finish it deserves, heading over the bar.

Czech Republic forge a decent chance to equalise against Turkey but Pavel Kaderabek drives his effort wide. Moments before that, Arda Turan created space for himself and his teammates wonderfully before misplacing a fairly simple pass. Fatih Terim was raging with that.

Croatian authorities revealed ahead of kick-off these were fears some supporters would attempt to invade the pitch during Croatia vs Spain and attempt to attack referee Bjorn Kuipers on 30 minutes. Thankfully, that (for now) has passed without incident.

Ivan Rakitic

Rakitic was so unlucky not to score with a wonderful chip after Spain's opener.

Brilliant again from Fabregas, who shows neat footwork in the box to step away from his man before cutting back to Nolito, who sees his low drive deflected wide for a corner.

Pjaca picked up a yellow card for that challenge, which was on Silva, not Fabregas.

Silva looks to bend it over the wall with his left foot but the wall does its job and Croatia clear.

Spain are pinging the ball around elegantly to the cries of 'Ole' from their support until Fabregas suddenly changes gear, veering in from the right before he is knocked to the ground 25 yards out from goal. Free kick for Spain.

Burak Yilmaz

Yilmaz sweeps home from close range to give Turkey their first goal of Euro 2016.

Nolito chests the ball down with two Croatia defenders in front of him on the edge of the box. He waits for the run of Morata in front of him and almost times the pass to perfection, but Corluka intercepts and clears.

Alvaro Morata

Morata caps a fine Spain move involving Silva and Fabregas to give Spain their lead.

So unlucky from Rakitic! David de Gea, who had just palmed away a stinging effort from Kalinic, takes too long over his clearance from the back and his poor pass his swept back on goal from Rakitic via a wonderful chip. It looks like it will drop into the top corner, but it comes off the bar before Pique clears.

Turkey have their first goal of Euro 2016! It's a fine move too, started by under fire captain Arda Turan. He frees 18-year-old Emre Mor down the right who cuts in inviting ball back to Yilmaz at the near post, and he pulls away from his man before drilling home.

Goal! Czech Republic 0-1 Turkey (Burak Yilmaz, 9)

Majestic stuff from defending champions Spain. A patient move sees the ball moved wide to Silva on the left who cuts infield before playing a sublime reverse ball through for Fabregas which takes three Croatian defenders out of the game. The Chelsea midfielder dinks it over the onrushing goalkeeper and it might have been rolling into the back of the net anyway, but Morata makes sure, tapping home from close range.

Goal! Croatia 0-1 Spain (Alvaro Morata, 6)

Srna can't resist having a crack from a tight angle inside the right of the Spanish box, following a poor clearing header from Ramos, but his effort is charged down.

Juanfran now breaks into space down the right but loops one of the most useless crosses you'll see this summer straight into the arms of Croatia goalkeeper Subašić.

Half a chance for Croatia as Kalinić heads a dangerous ball into the box that Ramos hesitates to clear, before De Gea scampers out to collect.

And we are off and running in Bordeaux and in Toulouse.

Almost time for kick-off in our two games this evening. Here are those line ups once again for Croatia vs Spain

Croatia: Subašić; Srna, Ćorluka, Jedvaj, Vrsaljko; Perišić, Rog, Badelj, Pjaca; Rakitić; Kalinić

Spain: De Gea; Juanfran, Ramos, Piqué, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Fábregas; Silva, Nolito, Morata

Croatia fans

Scenes at the Matmut Atlantique ahead of kick-off.

While there is so much riding on tonight's two games, the threat of more violence looms over tonight. Croatian authorities have warned there are fears tonight's referee could even be attacked in efforts to get the nation thrown out of the competition.

"We have information that the same people that caused trouble in St. Etienne will try the same, and even try to attack the referee in 30th minute of the match," said the president of the Croatian Police Union Nikola Kajkic.

Spain's qualification is already secured by Vicente del Bosque has named the same XI that thumped Turkey for tonight. That includes a start of Sergio Ramos, who is a booking away from suspension.

Spain team to face Croatia: De Gea; Juanfran, Ramos, Piqué, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Fábregas; Silva, Nolito, Morata.

There is no Luka Modric for Croatia tonight but Verdan Corluka starts again despite a head injury.

Croatia team to face Spain: Subašić; Srna, Ćorluka, Jedvaj, Vrsaljko; Perišić, Rog, Badelj, Pjaca; Rakitić; Kalinić.

So, Arda Turan keeps his place in the Turkey team this evening where he is joined by Borussia Dortmund starlet Emre Mor. Fatih Terim's side need a win tonight.

Turkey team to face Czech Republic: Babacan; Ismail, Balta, Topal, Gökhan; Selcuk, Ozan, Arda; Volkan Sen, Emre Mor, Burak Yilmaz.

Tomas Necid is rewarded with a start after coming off the bench and scoring against Croatia. There is no Tomas Rosicky, however, whose tournament is over due to injury.

Czech Republic team to face Croatia: Čech; Kadeřábek, Hubník, Sivok, Pudil; Pavelka, Plašil, Krejčí, Darida, Dočkal; Necid.

BREAKING: Vicente del Bosque has named the same team to face Croatia tonight.

BREAKING: Luka Modric missed out tonight after suffering a thigh strain in the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic.

It is full time in our two Group D games this evening. Germany qualify as group winners with Mario Gomez's first-half strike enough to sink Northern Ireland. Poland qualify as runners up after their narrow win over Ukraine after Jakub Blaszczykowski's effort. Nothern Ireland sit third with three points, which could still be enough to get them into the next round.

Team news: Spain

With the defending champions already qualified, expect Vicente del Bosque to bring the changes in this evening. You will be shocked to learn that Sergio Ramos is a booking away from suspension so he could be one of the few rested tonight.

Team news: Croatia

Luka Modric limped off, albeit with a smile still on his face, in that draw with Czech Republic but is unlikely to be risked this evening. Vedran Corluka, who had to wear what appeared to be a rather spiffing water polo hat after suffering a head injury against the Czechs, could also be rested to avoid aggravating that problem.

Euro 2016 best photos
12 June 2016: Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates scoring against Turkey in Paris Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Team news: Turkey

Fatih Terim has a big call to make on Arda Turan. The Turkey captain was relentlessly booed by his own fans during the defeat to Spain, prompting speculation this week he could even walk out on his team before the final group game. He's still there ahead of kick off. Teenage starlet Emre Mor is in line for his first start.

Team news: Czech Republic

Former Arsenal maestro Tomas Rosicky was sadly ruled out for the rest of the competition after picking up a thigh injury in that draw with Croatia. Milan Skoda and Tomas Necid both came off the bench to score for their side in that match and could be handed starts this evening.

Group C meanwhile is almost wrapped up with world champions Germany poised to seal top spot. As it stands, Poland will join them as group runners up, leaving Northern Ireland to hope their third-pace finish will good enough to get them qualified. Follow the conclusion to that game here.

Following the crazy scenes involving Croatia fans on Friday where 15 flares where thrown onto the pitch as supporters exchanged punches with each other, the nation now has the threat of serious Uefa action hanging over them.

It would appear sections of the Croatia support are ready to test that tonight, however and try get their team thrown out of the competition.

Authorities have confirmed some fans are planning to attack referee Bjorn Kuijper tonight in attempt to get the match called off as tempers between the Croatian FA and supporters reach new levels.

"We have information that the same people that caused trouble in St. Etienne will try the same, and even try to attack the referee in 30th minute of the match," said the president of the Croatian Police Union Nikola Kajkic.

Euro 2016 best photos
17 June 2016: A firefighter extinguishes flares that were thrown onto the pitch during the match between Czech Republic and Croatia in Saint-Etienne Joe Klamar/AFP

Spain sauntered into the knockout stages of Euro 2016 after their easy 3-0 win over Turkey last Friday. Who will join them in qualifying from Group D? That's where it gets complicated...

It looked certain it would be Croatia after goals from Ivan Perisic and Ivan Rakitic put them 2-0 up against the Czech Republic. A win there would have seen them qualified and still within a chance of topping the group tonight ahead of holders Spain. But having surrendered that lead amid the anarchic scenes that unfolded towards the end of that match, nothing is certain ahead of kick off.

Should Croatia lose, Czech Republic can take second place if they win and goal difference shifts in their favour. Should Croatia pick up a point and secure second spot, a Czech Republic win will likely still see them qualify as one of the best placed third teams.

There's no dud fixture tonight. Both of these are crucial for the teams involved. We will bring live updates from both games throughout the evening in addition to all the team news as it reaches us.