It all comes down to this as Croatia and Spain prepare to battle it out in the UEFA Nations League final.

It all comes down to this as Croatia and Spain prepare to battle it out in the UEFA Nations League final.

Croatia had to settle it in extra time as they beat Netherlands 4-2 in the semis to set this final date.

Meanwhile, Spain were 2-1 winners against rivals Italy and are raring to go as they seek their maiden Nations League title.

Croatia are unbeaten in their last four matches, with their previous defeat coming at the hands of Argentina in the World Cup semis.

Spain are still searching for their first piece of silverware since winning Euro 2012, losing the 2021 Nations League to France.

Spain have scored at least two goals in each of their last three matches against Croatia in all competitions.

They have won only two of their last six matches in all competitions and this would be a defining moment for Spain.

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What time does Croatia vs Spain start?

The game kicks off at 9:45pm Kenyan time at de Kuip Stadium.

Croatia vs Spain team news

Luka Modric will continue his leadership role in midfield for Croatia, alongside Chelsea’s Matteo Kovacic.

Josko Gvardiol remains sidelined through injury but Andrej Kramaric will start as the team is likely to stay unchanged.

The Spanish are also likely to field the same XI that disposed of Italy in the semis with Alvaro Morata retaining his spot up front.

Croatia vs Spain head to head

These sides have gone up against each other 7 times and Spain have the advantage with 4 wins, compared to 2 of Croatia’s victories.

Though Zlatko Dalic’s side has won 2 of the last 3.

Croatia vs Spain current form

As mentioned, Croatia are on a four-game unbeaten run since their 3-0 defeat to Argentina at the World Cup.

Spain have lost 3 of their last 5 games.

Croatia vs Spain prediction

Both teams are tipped to score in this game, with over 1.5 goals also expected.

Extra time is a possibility here.

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