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Factbox: Iceland v Croatia

(Reuters) - Iceland take on Croatia in a World Cup Group D game on Tuesday.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Croatia Training - Croatia Training Camp, Roschino, Russia - June 23, 2018 Croatia players during training REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

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

GROUP D STANDINGS

MP W D L GF GA +/- PTS

CROATIA 2 2 0 0 5 0 5 6

NIGERIA 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3

ICELAND 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1

Slideshow (2 Images)

ARGENTINA 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1

Previous meetings:

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

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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