Spain played an extremely cautious game, but won after Croatia pushed forward.
Vicente Del Bosque kept the same starting XI, meaning Fernando Torres again spearheaded the attack.
Slaven Bilic made various changes, effectively using a version of the 4-2-3-1 system he finished the Italy game with. Domagoj Vida started at right-back, pushing Darijo Srna forward to the right of midfield. Danijel Pranjic started on the left, with Luka Modric as the number ten. Nikica Jelavic and Ivan Perisic were only substitutes.
Spain were particularly unimpressive despite their eventual win, predictably dominating possession but creating few chances. Read more »