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Euro 2024: Italy Stuns Croatia with Late Equalizer

The final whistle sounded mere seconds after the restart, with Modrić's usual composure changed as he sat on the bench with his face buried in his hands.

A late strike from Mattia Zaccagni in the final minute of stoppage time earned Italy a draw at the Leipzig Stadium on June 24, 2024, shattering Croatia’s dreams as the defending champions advance to the Euro 2024 knockout stage.

Luka Modric thought he had sealed the win and a spot in the knockout stages for his team with a brilliant goal early in the second half, but Italy’s late equalizer had other plans.

Zaccagni’s curling strike in the 98th minute rescued a draw for Italy and secured their spot in the knockout stages.

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The final whistle sounded mere seconds after the restart, with Modrić’s usual composure changed as he sat on the bench with his face buried in his hands.

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Spain on the other hand secured a 1-0 victory over Albania, with Ferrán Torres scoring a goal in the first half courtesy of Dani Olmo’s precise through ball. They topped Group B with a record of nine points from three matches.

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