Barcelona midfielder Busquets frustrated as Croatia defeat Spain

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Victory secures progress to next summer's Nations League Finals and a semi-final spot, while the defeated side will be relegated from the top tier after an exciting first edition of the previously derided competition. In the second half they dropped their level physically and we had a lot of chances, above all in the six yard box.

Respect was a hot topic between the sides around the World Cup semi-final, with Croatia complaining England had taken victory for granted, but Rakitic knows what to expect when his side face the Three Lions again.

Spain have experienced a slump since thumping Croatia 6-0 in September and beating England in their Nations League opener.

"I think in those five matches that you've seen since the summer, what we haven't done is sat on our laurels and said "OK, we're happy with what he did at the World Cup and that's it for the year and we'll look forward to the European Championships".

"In their first goal we made a mistake, their second came from a set-piece and they were lucky at the end".

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"We knew we were in a group with two of the best teams in the world but I'm not anxious about my team".

"We have the solutions and we go to Wembley to enjoy the football".

As Barcelona and its fans awaited the outcome, they have been allowed to breathe a sigh of relief since Zlatko Dalic has now confirmed that the Croatia number 7 has pulled out of the squad and will miss their deciding Nations League fixture at the Wembley on Sunday.

The teams that finish bottom of the group in League A are relegated to a group in League B. Teams that finish at the top of the group in League B are promoted to League A.

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