France may have won 4-2 in the reverse leg in September but the return of Luka Modric may help Croatia flip the script. Watch Croatia vs France in the UEFA Nations League live.
With the UEFA Nations League Matchday 4 fixtures starting midweek, football fans can look forward to a tasty assortment of international matches headlined by France vs Croatia - a rematch of the FIFA World Cup 2018 final - on Thursday.
To be played at the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb, the Croat's will be looking to make home advantage count against the reigning World Champions. Watch the UEFA Nations League live on TV and online streaming in India.
The 2018 World Cup finalists met in the reverse leg of their League A Group 3 fixtures of the UEFA Nations League at the Stade de France in September with Les Blues emerging as 4-2 winners.
Croatia, however, will be bolstered by the return of talisman Luka Modric, who missed the September tie after being excused by coach Zlato Dalic due to his late preseason start with Real Madrid.
Ivan Perisic, who has had injury concerns of late, also seems to be back in contention to make the starting line-up after a substitute appearance in their 2-1 friendly win over Switzerland.
France, too, are set to welcome two big names back into the squad with Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe. Pogba had missed the tie in September due to a COVID infection while Mbappe was out with an ankle injury.
Croatia vs France will kick off at 12:15 AM on Thursday in India.
European powerhouses Italy and Netherlands, meanwhile, are set to square off at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium on Thursday for another heavyweight class in League A Group 1.
The first leg at the Amsterdam Arena went Italy's way courtesy a solitary goal from Nicolo Barella.
The battle in focus in the Italy vs Netherlands tie will be on the sidelines, with two shrewd tacticians - Roberto Mancini for Italy and Frank de Boer for the Netherlands - coaching both sides.
Gareth Southgate's England too will be in action against Denmark over the midweek.
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
October 13, Tuesday
League D: Latvia vs Malta - 9:30 PM IST
League C: Azerbaijan vs Cyprus - 9:30 PM IST
October 14, Wednesday
League A: Ukraine vs Spain - 12:15 AM IST
League C: Montenegro vs Luxembourg - 12:15 AM IST
League A: Germany vs Switzerland – 12:15 AM IST
League D: Liechtenstein vs San Marino – 12:15 AM IST
League D: Faroe Islands vs Andorra – 12:15 AM IST
League B: Finland vs Ireland – 9:30 PM IST
League C: Lithuania vs Albania – 9:30 PM IST
October 15, Thursday
League A: Italy vs Netherlands – 12:15 AM IST
League A: Poland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina – 12:15 AM IST
League C: Greece vs Kosovo - 12:15 AM IST
League B: Slovakia vs Israel - 12:15 AM IST
League A: Croatia vs France - 12:15 AM IST
League C: Belarus vs Kazakhstan - 12:15 AM IST
League C: Estonia vs Armenia - 12:15 AM IST
League A: Portugal vs Sweden - 12:15 AM IST
League B: Turkey vs Serbia - 12:15 AM IST
League B: Scotland vs Czech Republic - 12:15 AM IST
League B: Bulgaria vs Wales - 12:15 AM IST
League B: Romania vs Austria - 12:15 AM IST
League A: Iceland vs Belgium - 12:15 AM IST
League B: Norway vs Northern Ireland - 12:15 AM IST
League A: England vs Denmark - 12:15 AM IST
League B: Russia vs Hungary - 12:15 AM IST
League C: Moldova vs Slovenia - 12:15 AM IST
League C: North Macedonia vs Georgia – 12:15 AM IST
The UEFA Nations League will be broadcast live on the Sony network in India. Fans can watch select matches on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels.
Live streaming of UEFA Nations League in India will be on Sony LIV.