Ones to Watch: Marcelo Brozovic

©Getty Images – Srdjan Stevanovic / Stringer

©Getty Images – Srdjan Stevanovic / Stringer

We saw one spectacular volleyed goal in Croatia's first Group D game on Sunday, and we very nearly saw another. Marcelo Brozović controlled the ball brilliantly on his chest before firing over the top of the Turkish goal in the second half, with Croatia dominant. The chance may have been missed, but the young Croat had already been instrumental in helping his colleagues stamp their authority all over this match.

The Croatian midfield is brimming with talent, with Brozović playing alongside Ivan Rakitić of Barcelona and Luka Modrić of Real Madrid in the side's engine room. The Inter Milan man has already played his way into his nation's starting 11, but has a way to go yet to match the abilities of his illustrious countrymen. Modrić ran the show in Paris, putting in a performance that underlined his star billing.

Brozović, though, has time on his hands. Just 23, the Croatian enjoyed an influential season in Milan during the 2015/16 campaign, showcasing all the abilities you'd want from a top-level box-to-box midfielder as he helped the Nerazurri to a fourth-place finish in Serie A. The midfielder is apparently drawing interest from a number of Europe's top clubs, and it's easy to see why. Expect to see more from this young star in France. 

– Louis Rossi