Factbox: Iceland vs Croatia

Reuters , Monday 25 Jun 2018,

Iceland take on Croatia in a World Cup Group D game on Tuesday.

Where: Rostov Arena Capacity: 43,472

When: Tuesday, June 26, 2100 local (1800 GMT/2 PM ET)

 Referee: To be announced Key stats:

* Croatia will top the group if they win or draw.

* Iceland must win and Argentina must avoid defeat against Nigeria for Iceland to have a chance of qualifying

* Three red cards have been shown in the last four games between the two teams

* Croatia's best result at a World Cup came in 1998 when they reached the semi-finals, losing to eventual winners and hosts France.

* Croatia have won four of their five meetings with European opposition at the World Cup - their only defeat coming to France in the 1998 World Cup semi-final

* The last World Cup debutants to advance from the group stages were Slovakia in 2010. They were beaten by the Netherlands in the last 16

* Croatia have once before Russia 2018 kept clean sheets in successive World Cup matches (in 1998) but have never kept three clean sheets in a row

Previous meetings: Both teams have always met in World Cup qualifiers, Croatia winning four times and Iceland once, for one draw.

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