“I don’t think about who is the favorite in the upcoming match. Our chances and Denmark's chances are equal. We expect a tough game, no one would want to risk anything at this point. I can't tell you about [our] strategy, we are resting after the match with Iceland and tomorrow we'll start studying the Danish team,” Dalic told journalists.

He added that Denmark were “similar to Iceland, but at a higher level” and midfielder Christian Eriksen was “an excellent player, who is able to create problems for any opponent.”

Croatia beat Iceland 2-1 at the Rostov Arena on Tuesday and topped Group D with a total of nine points. They are set to face Group C runners-up Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday in the round of 16.