Euros 2016 Group D
After a disappointing World Cup, Spain qualified comfortably and are seeking to win the Euros for a record third time in succession.
The Croatian Football Federation has been beset by problems of late. Their vice-president, Zdravko Mamić, faces charges of embezzling money from Dinamo Zagreb when he was chief executive there and his chief executive has been charged as an accomplice. Many supporters believe the pair have hijacked the federation and turned it into a corrupt vehicle for making money. Furthermore racist incidents during qualifying led UEFA to order their match with Italy to be played behind closed doors. In Saint-Étienne a group of supporters staged an attack on their compatriots prompting another UEFA investigation.