Group Elimination C: Monday, 18 June 2012 - Gdansk - PGE Arena
Spain the defending champions take on Croatia in Gdansk in a pivotal Group C game.
Both sides are two points clear of Italy, who face the Republic of Ireland in the other pool game.
The Irish have already been eliminated after two defeats.
"I think it is going to be a beautiful game for the fans and for the players," the Barcelona midfielder said.
"They will have to go all out and so will we.
"We depend on ourselves to qualify and we will try to win and be first of our group.
"However, Croatia are very good, they have a fantastic team, with great individual talent.
"I don't expect an easy game."
There are fears amongst Italian fans that the encounter could end in a 2-2 draw, a result that would see Croatia join Spain in the next round at the expense of the Azzurri.
"Absolutely not," Xavi said.
"We only know how to play attacking football so a draw would not suit us.
"We will go out determined to hold possession, to move the ball and to go forward.
"This is our style of game and the one that made us European and world champions.
"Our aim is always to go out for victory and against Croatia it will be no exception.
"We will play to get three points from the first minute until the last."
Spain, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Italy in their group opener, already displayed that attacking flair in a 4-0 triumph over Ireland on Thursday.
"We have the same hunger that we had in Euro 2008 and at the 2010 World Cup," Xavi said.
"We are among the favourites and we have the possibility to make history and win another Euro title.
"But we know that only through hard work and humility that will be possible."
Fernando Torres is set to lead Spain's attack for the second consecutive game with the Chelsea striker having scored twice against Ireland.
Rivals Croatia face Spain for the first time in a major competition and coach Slaven Bilic knows his side will have to step up their game.
The Croats beat Ireland before holding Italy to a 1-1 draw on Thursday.
"We will need to play the best game of our lives," said Bilic, whose side hope to reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the second straight time.
"We must be concentrated for 90 minutes.
"We have to work as a team and we are going to have to take our chances."
Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric will play in support of striker Mario Mandzukic, who is the joint-top scorer of the competition with three goals.
Spain will be at full strength with midfielder Sergio Busquets having recovered from a minor foot injury.
Predictions: Spain 3-0 Croatia
Still needing a win to guarantee their own progress, Spain the defending champions will be at their exquisite best, and Croatia will be praying for a miracle from Ireland to progress.
Defending champions Spain will be back in it again after qualifying for the Euro 2012 quarter-finals after replacement Jesus Navas hit the late winner in their nervy 1-0 victory over Croatia, who bowed out.
Spain qualify as Group C winners and will now play their quarter-final in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Saturday against the Group D runner-up, while Italy finish second thanks to their 2-0 win over Ireland in Poznan.
Having come on for Fernando Torres in the second-half, Navas hit the 88th-minute winner after Xavi Hernandez chipped the Croatian defence and Andres Iniesta provided the final pass.
"It was a difficult game for us, we had a high percentage of ball possession and we proved we can control the game," said Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque.
"We were fighting for a victory, not a draw, and we have taken a step forward here by qualifying, this is motivation for the quarter-finals.
"The team played well, even though things didn't go according to plan.
"We have no preference whether it is France, England or Ukraine, we have to be ready to take whatever comes."
The World Cup winners top the group with seven points after their opening draw with Italy and 4-0 rout of Ireland, while there was heartbreak for Slaven Bilic's Croatia.
"I want to congratulate Spain, but most of all, also my players," said the former West Ham and Everton defender.
"We had the best chances in the game and when you play against the world champions, you must take advantage of those opportunities."
Del Bosque named an unchanged team, while Bilic abandoned the 4-4-2 formation he used in the opening win over Ireland and the draw with Italy for a 4-2-3-1 formation.
As they had done in Thursday's hammering of Ireland here, Spain started with almost 80 percent ball possession, which never dropped below 60, as Croatia seemed content to hit long balls down to lone striker Mario Mandzukic.
On a rare early forage into the Spanish half, Danijel Pranjic fired a shot to the left of Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who dealt with the left-footed shot comfortably on 25 minutes.
Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was booked for dissent soon after as German referee Wolfgang Stark chose not to award a penalty after Spain's Sergio Ramos sliding tackle caught Mandzukic's ankle.
It remained goalless at the break and news of Italy's lead against Ireland raised the tension inside the Gdansk stadium as the second half wore on.
Croatia's best chance came approaching the hour mark when Luka Modric's cross was met by Ivan Rakitic, but Casillas parried away his header.
After a fairly ineffective first 60 minutes, Torres made way for Navas in the three-man forward line, but both sides squandered chances.
With time almost up, the decisive blow came when Hernandez floated his pass over the defence for his Barcelona team-mate Iniesta to draw Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pleitkosa and then feed Navas who made no mistake.
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