Coach:Slaven Bilic (CRO)
CLUB: Shakhtar Donetsk POSITION: Right winger DoB: May, 1 1982 Caps: 91 Goals:19
Croatia's captain and most influential player in the decade has been instrumental in their recent accomplishments. Completely comfortable as a right-sided midfielder, Srna also thrives in the right back position nowadays having won five Ukrainian league titles, three national cups and the 2009 UEFA Cup with Shakhtar. He is lethal from set pieces, has excellent vision and is still able to make darting runs down the right flank to supply telling crosses.
CLUB: Tottenham Hotspur POSITION: Midfielder DoB: Aug, 13 1984 Caps: 71 Goals: 15
The attacking midfielder is one of Croatia's most experienced players and a regular starter although he has failed to hold down a spot at Tottenham. Excellent vision, crisp passing and a sweet right foot from set pieces are traits that brought him to the Premier League but lacks pace and agility. He drew the wrath of Dinamo Zagreb fans when he moved to traditional Croatian rivals Hajduk Split in 2006 before he joined Portsmouth the following year. He was instrumental in Croatia's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign as the team's top scorer with four goals.
CLUB: Tottenham Hotspur POSITION: Forward DoB: September 9, 1985 Caps: 54 Goals: 8
Modric has become the driving force of Tottenham's engine room after joining them from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008, forcing manager Harry Redknapp to turn down lucrative offers from wealthier rivals in England and Europe. Croatia's bid to reach the last eight depends heavily on his tireless work rate, incisive runs and passing. Modric is a central midfielder of the highest quality, a linchpin holding all departments together and his eye for goal is also a valuable asset.
The Croats have struggled since qualifying for Euro 2008, missing out on the last World Cup. But they finished second in their qualifying group and beat Euro 2008 semifinalist Turkey in a playoff. To make it through the first round in Poland and Ukraine, the Croats will likely need to beat Italy. The team boasts one of Europe's most in form strikers in Nikica Jelavic, who has scored 11 goals in 16 appearances at Everton.
Spain ensure its passage to the European Championship quarterfinals, beating Croatia 1-0.
A win over Spain will see Croatia qualify for the quarter-finals as group winners.