This team has been one of the dangerous teams in their own times, reaching in the final of 1998 World Cup final and play-off 2014, and now they are eyeing world cup 2018 final match with an victorious end obviously. Croatia have been quite consistent with their form and execution the strategy that cause too many victories including a recent one against Greece.
Croatia won a match against Iceland by 2-0 and both the goals were scored by Marcelo Brozovic. This was a breath taking game as the qualification of Croatia in the World Cup 2018 was on stake too.
Zlatko Dalic – Croatia Coach – World Cup 2018 (Russia)
Croatian team would be coached by Zlatko Dalic, the 51 year old former football player has been appointed in the team back in October 2017 and now his job as coach is permanent too. He has provided his services as coach to too many clubs including Croatian Clubs and Gulf.
Croatia World Cup 2018 Friendlies Fixtures
This team played against Peru on 24th March, 2018 and lost in result, while they won against Mexico on 28th March, 2018. Senegal is their next opposition as they will face them on 8th June, 2018.
- 24th March – Peru vs Croatia (lost 2-0)
- 28th March – Croatia vs Mexico (won 1-0)
- 8th June – Senegal vs Croatia
Croatia World Cup 2018 Schedule
Croatia will play their inaugural game against Nigeria on 16, Argentina on 21st and Iceland on 26th June, 2018.
16th June – Nigeria vs Croatia
21st June – Argentina vs Croatia
26th June – Iceland vs Croatia
Croatia Official Squad – World Cup 2018
The squad or lineup of Croatia is incomplete in the abscence of Luka Modric, but he is going with the team being captain as Darijo Srna is no more captain of Croatian side. The position of Mario Mandzukic is still undoubted. While Ivan Rakitic is no doubt a fruitful midfielder.
- Goalkeepers – Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic, Danijel Subasic
- Defenders – Vedran Corluka, Tin Jedvaj, Dejan Lovren, Zoran Nizic, Josip Pivaric, Ivan Strinic, Domagoj Vida, Sime Vrsaljko
- Midfielders – Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Ivan Peresic, Ivan Rakitic, Marko Rog
- Forwards – Duje Cop, Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Mario Mandzukic, Marko Pjaca
Vedran Corluka is not going to represent the Croatian team, while Nikola Vlasic would be making his debut to the international football.