Croatia vs. Spain
Croatia finished 2nd in their group after a big win on the final day. Spain also finished 2nd in similar fashion by scoring 5 in their final game. Those wins also happened to be the first for the respective countries in this years competition. On paper these are two very talented teams while Croatia in recent years have done extremely well. Spain dominated all 3 of their games but the attack only seemed to click in that final game. This is going to be a tactical game to watch as Spain will no doubt want to control possession and Croatia will want to dictate tempo as well. This is a game that’s too close to call but I have a feeling it will be Croatia who will go through. Spain’s destiny will depend on whether their forwards take their chances.
France vs. Switzerland
France only won one of their games in the group stage as they topped the group while Switzerland finished 3rd in their group by winning on the final day. On paper there should only be one clear winner and that is France. The reigning World Cup winners have not been at their best in this years Euro’s but have sheer quality all over the pitch. Switzerland will know that the task is a gargantuan one but will take encouragement from the way Hungary performed against France. France should go through but Switzerland have a better chance than most expect.