By India Today Sports Desk: 2010 World Cup winners Spain are all set to lock horns with 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia in the final of the UEFA Nations League at the Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
This will be the second time that Spain has reached the final of the UEFA Nations League, while Luka Modric’s Croatia will be playing their first-ever Nations League Final. Spain lost the 2020/21 finals against France and will be looking to finish on the right side of the result this time around.
Meanwhile, Croatia will be aiming to win their first-ever UEFA title. The two sides have met nine times in the past with Croatia coming out on top on three occasions, with Spain bagging five victories. The two teams last met in the round of 16 stage of Euro 2020, which Spain won 5-3.
In the semi-finals of the Nations League, Croatia defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in an exciting encounter that went down to extra-time. Meanwhile, Spain beat Italy 2-1 thanks to an 88th-minute winner from striker Joselu.
Portugal were the inaugural champions of the UEFA Nations League in 2018/19 while France won the second edition in 2020/21. Both teams were eliminated in the group stages in this year’s edition.
UEFA Nations League Final: When and where to watch
The UEFA Nations League Final between Spain and Croatia will be telecast live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD and is available to watch online on Sony Liv. The match will begin at 12:15 AM IST on June 19.
UEFA Nations League Final: Probable line-ups
Spain: Unai Simon, Dani Carvajal, Robin Le Normand, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Rodri, Mikel Merino, Marco Asensio, Gavi, Yeremy Pino, Alvaro Morata.
Croatia: Dominik Livakovic, Josip Juranovic, Domagoj Vida, Josip Sutalo, Ivan Perisic, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Mario Pasalic, Andrej Kramaric, Luka Ivanusec.