• This will be the sixth meeting between Spain and Croatia; Spain have won three of the previous five meetings, while Croatia have won just once (D1).
  • Croatia's victory against Spain came in their first ever meeting in 1994 (2-0), since then they have managed just two goals in four games against La Roja (L3 D1).
  • Spain and Croatia met in the last edition of the EURO in 2012, their only clash in a major tournament, with Spain claiming a 1-0 victory thanks to an 88th minute winner from Jesus Navas.
  • Croatia have reached the knockout stages of the European Championships in 50% of their previous participations (2/4): in 1996 and 2008.
  • Croatia have lost only one of their last eight group games in the European Championships (W5 D2).
  • Croatia have only failed to score once in their last 11 games in the European Championships, it was against Spain in 2012.
  • Spain are unbeaten in 14 games at the Euros (W11 D3), and haven't conceded a goal in 690 minutes of action.
  • Spain have scored in each of their last eight group games at the EURO, last failing to find the net in 2004, in a 1-0 defeat to Portugal.
  • Croatia have had 20 more shots than their opponents over their first two games at EURO 2016 but have only scored one more goal.
  • Croatia played twice in Bordeaux in the 1998 World Cup, at the Parc Lescure stadium. They lost 1-0 against Argentina in the group stages and won 1-0 against Romania in the Last 16.
  • If Darijo Srna plays, it will be his 17th game at a major tournament with Croatia, a new record.
  • Alvaro Morata became the fifth player to score 2+ goals in a EURO game for Spain, following Alfonso Perez, David Villa (hat-trick vs Russia), Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso.
  • Andrés Iniesta has made 177 successful passes in the competition so far, more than any other Spain player, while no Croatian has made more than 100 (Luka Modric - 93).