Euro 2021: France take on Switzerland after Spain win thriller against Croatia

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    Alvaro Morata netted an all-important goal in extra time as #Spain progressed to the quarter-finals of #Euro2021 by beating #Croatia 5-3 on Monday in the game of the tournament so far, ahead of world champions #France’s clash with Switzerland.

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