Croatia has qualified for the eighth finals at the European Football Championship at the expense of Scotland. In the all-or-nothing game in Glasgow, the 2018 vice world champion won, thanks in part to an eye-catching goal and an assist from Luka Modric: 3-1.
As a result, Croatia is the number two in group D through to the knockout phase at the European Championship. The group win in the group went to England, which defeated the Czech Republic 1-0 at Wembley. The Czech Republic is also one of the four best numbers three.
Croatia has had a disappointing European Championship so far; the team started with a loss against England (1-0) and played a draw against the Czech Republic (1-1). As a result, Modric and co had to win against Scotland on Tuesday evening to prevent it from being stranded in the group stage three years after reaching the World Cup final.
Scotland, which has never qualified for the knockout phase at a final tournament, still had a view of the eighth finals, just like Croatia. But then the team had to win and therefore score; something Scotland was the only country not yet able to achieve at this European Championship. In a draw, both countries would be eliminated.