Croatia rounded off a flawless Group D campaign at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday by beating Iceland 2-1 to make it three wins from three in Russian Federation and deny their opponents a place in the knockout stages.
Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson admitted his "proud" team's "batteries" were on empty following a 2-1 World Cup-ending loss to Croatia on Tuesday.
And while Iceland returned to the 4-5-1 that worked against Argentina, they failed to challenge through much of the first half, with Croatia retaining 75 percent possession over the first 30 minutes.
Argentina's 2-1 win over Nigeria means they advance with Croatia from Group D. Croatia will now meet Denmark in the Round of 16 on Sunday 1 July in Nizhny Novgorod, the same venue where they beat Argentina.
Iceland may well be boosted by news Croatia make nine changes from the win over Argentina but they have also shuffled the pack a little, making three tweaks after defeat to Nigeria last time out.
Croatia and Iceland split the two games in qualifying.
Iceland have now lost five of their seven matches against Croatia (W1 D1). The trio has to produce if Iceland are going to win on Tuesday. "We know everything about Iceland and they know everything about us". After losing 2-0 to Nigeria in their last game, Iceland have to do a better job in their own half of the field.
Croatia: Kalinic (7), Jedvaj (6), Corluka (6), Caleta-Car (7), Pivaric (7), Pjaca (6), Modric (7), Badelj (7), Perisic (6), Kovacic (6), Kramaric (5). "We have not played many games like this against a strong team like Croatia and created as many chances as we did", he said.
Dejan Lovren has been heavily criticized by Liverpool fans for his inconsistent and mistake-prone play.
Croatia are hoping to emulate the previous golden generation of players who reached the World Cup semi-finals in France 20 years ago. Live streaming is available on Fox Sports Go, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscription, either online or through their app.
A rest of nearly 10 days without having to play 90 minutes will do a raft of their stars the world of good before the round of 16, although a likely quarter-final against Spain presents a problem in the near future.