Spain win the UEFA Nations League; beat Croatia in penalties

Croatia is again defeated in the finals of a competition.

Spain emerged victorious after a penalty shootout against Croatia. After a goalless draw in both regulation time and extra time, the match reached its climax with Spain triumphing 5-4 on penalties. The heartbreak for Croatia continued, as this was the second time they lost a major final after their defeat against France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The final was an amazing battle from the beginning, with both teams displaying exceptional defensive tactics and tactical powers. Spain, known for their tiki-taka style of play, dominated possession for much of the match but struggled to break through Croatia’s solid defensive line. Led by their captain Luka Modric, Croatia showcased their counter-attacking abilities and posed a constant threat to the Spanish defence.


The tension continued to mount as the match progressed into extra time, but neither team managed to find the breakthrough. The  defences of both the teams, coupled with the outstanding performances of both goalkeepers, made scoring opportunities very less. As the final whistle blew, the match headed into a penalty shootout to determine the winner of the prestigious UEFA Nations League.