How to watch Croatia vs Albania at Euro 2024

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Croatia and Albania continue their Euro 2024 campaigns with a clash at Volksparkstadion in Hamburg on Wednesday afternoon.


Despite strong ties between the populations of the two nations, Wednesday’s Group B clash will be the first-ever meeting between Croatia and Albania.

Both sides made difficult starts to their Euro 2024 campaigns, with Croatia collapsing in the first half to lose 3-0, though their second-half performance will give them confidence they can improve for the rest of the group stage. Albania, meanwhile, took a shock lead against Italy with Nedim Bajrami scoring after just 23 seconds; the fastest goal in European Championships history. But they couldn’t hold on, with the holders coming back to win 2-1.

Zlatko Dalic’s side are strong favourites to take all three points here but if there is a loser, you cannot help but feel their tournament hopes will be all but over.

Croatia vs Albania team news

Both sides avoided injury and suspension in their opening games and are unlikely to change their starting XIs, although Dalic might consider a change up-front after Andrej Kramaic and Ante Budimir struggled.

Croatia squad

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakovic (Fenerbahce), Ivica Ivusic (Pafos), Nediljko Labrovic (Rijeka)

Defenders: Domagoj Vida (AEK Athens), Josip Juranovic (Union Berlin), Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City), Borna Sosa (Ajax), Josip Stanisic (Bayer Leverkusen), Josip Sutalo (Ajax), Martin Erlic (Sassuolo), Marin Pongracic (Lecce)

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Mateo Kovacic (Manchester City), Marcelo Brozovic (Al Nassr), Mario Pasalic (Atalanta), Nikola Vlasic (Torino), Lovro Majer (Wolsfburg), Luka Ivanusec (Feyenoord), Luka Sucic (RB Salzburg), Martin Baturina (Dinamo Zagreb)

Forwards: Ivan Perisic (Hajduk Split), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Marko Pjaca (Rijeka), Ante Budimir (Osasuna), Marco Pasalic (Rijeka)

Albania squad

Goalkeepers: Etrit Berisha (Empoli), Thomas Strakosha (Brentford), Elhan Kastrati (Cittadella)

Defenders: Berat Djimsiti (Atalanta), Elseid Hysaj (Lazio), Ivan Balliu (Rayo Vallecano), Ardian Ismajli (Empoli), Arlind Ajeti (CFR Cluj), Naser Aliji (Voluntari), Mario Mitaj (Lokomotiv Moscow), Enea Mihaj (Famalicao), Marash Kumbulla (Sassuolo).

Midfielders: Amir Abrashi, Kristjan Asllani (Inter Milan), Nedim Bajrami (Sassuolo), Medon Berisha (Lecce), Klaus Gjasula (Darmstadt), Qazim Laci (Sparta Prague), Ernest Muci (Besiktas), Ylber Ramadani (Lecce).

Forwards: Jasir Asani (Gwangju FC), Armando Broja (Fulham), Mirlind Daku (Rubin Kazan), Arber Hoxha (Dinamo Zagreb), Rey Manaj (Sivasspor), Taulant Seferi (Baniyas)

Predicted starting XIs

Croatia XI: Livakovic; Stanisic, Sutalo, Pongracic, Gvardiol; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Majer, Budimir, Kramaric

Albania XI: Strakosha; Hysaj, Ajeti, Djimsiti, Mitaj; Asani, Ramadani, Asllani, Seferi; Bajrami; Broja

Are tickets still available for Croatia vs Albania?

Tickets for Croatia vs Albania sold out long ago via UEFA’s official ticketing portal.

However, currently has tickets available for every game of Euro 2024 – including Croatia vs Albania, as well as the final on July 14.

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Where can I watch Croatia vs Albania on TV?

Fans in the UK will be able to watch live coverage of Croatia vs Albania on ITV and ITVX.

For fans in the USA, the game will be shown live on the FOX Network, while live streaming will be available via Fubo and ViX.

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