Euro 2016: FFT's Singapore Bulletin, Day 4
A dose of Modric Magic
On paper a Group D clash between Turkey and Croatia at this year's Euros, nations ranked 18th and 27th in the world respectively, didn't have anywhere near the same lustre to it as some of the other first-round fixtures.
But this was a quick lesson in ensuring you always have an eye on the action, as Luka Modric lit up the Parc de Prince on Sunday night.
With seemingly little danger as Turkey cleared the ball, Real Madrid midfielder Modric set himself and unleashed a brilliant volley that dipped and bounced its way into the bottom left corner.
We have another Goal of the Tournament contender. Luka Modric, take a bow! pic.twitter.com/XSPPPXp4jv
— 138.com (@138dotcom) June 12, 2016
You can read all about the action here:
Poland's sweet seven
Next up Poland took on Northern Ireland as things got underway in Group C. The Northern Irish carried an impressive 12-game unbeaten streak into this match, while Poland had never won a Euro match in six previous attempts.
But it proved to be lucky No.7 as Arkadiusz Milik's second-half strike was enough for a 1-0 win and helped overcome a quiet outing from superstar Robert Lewandowski.
The might of Germany then waltzed onto the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille to take on Ukraine.
While the World Champions concede they weren't quite at their best, they still had few troubles securing a 2-0 victory.
Quotes, rants and raves
See a range of the best news, comments and features from overnight here
- Cacic ranks Modric with the greats
- I dominate wherever I go - Ibrahimovic
- Lafferty insists Northern Ireland will improve after Poland defeat
- Germany not yet where we want to be, admits Kroos
- Hodgson tells Bale: Don't question England's desire
- Fit-again Schweinsteiger revels in drought-ending goal
- Conte lauds Belgium as Euros favourites
Day 4 Schedule:
Spain v Czech Republic, 9pm Monday, SG time
Rep. of Ireland v Sweden, midnight Tuesday, SG time
Belgium v Italy, 3am Tuesday, SG time
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