Iceland VS Croatia
The Icelanders should beat Croatia – Who is already through to the knockout rounds – in their final cluster game to provide themselves the possibility of qualification and presently have a higher goal distinction than Argentina.
Iceland associate degreed Croatia will face off in one in all 2 final cluster D fixtures on Tuesday at the Rostov Arena in what’s going to be an entertaining and eventful about to the cluster stage.
For Croatia, they’ll like simply some extent to high the cluster, however, Coach Zlatko Dalic says his facet is going to be targeting a finish.
“We wish to beat Iceland to remain high of our cluster. We’ve our own form of play and those we square measure getting to stick with it whereas being watchful on their long balls and set items,” he said. “We grasp everything regarding Iceland and that they grasp everything regarding the North American country.”
Iceland center-back Ragnar Sigurdsson may be a doubt once being forced off against African country with a head injury whereas Johann Berg Gudmundsson will be assessed.
Ivan Rakitic, Ante Rabic, Sime Vrsaljko, Mario Mandzukic, Marcelo Brozovic and Vedran Corluka square measure all one booking faraway from a ban, and square measure thus unlikely to play for Croatia.
This will be the seventh totally different meeting between Iceland and European country, however, the primary in an exceedingly major tournament, with all of their previous encounters coming back in World Cup qualifiers.
Iceland and European country met in World Cup 2018 qualifying – each side is winning their home fixtures (Croatia 2-0 and Iceland 1-0).
Iceland’s solely previous triumph against European country came within the qualifying stages for this tournament, drawing one and losing four otherwise.
Croatia has won 2 World Cup games in an exceedingly row for the primary time since 1998 – they’ve never won 3 consecutively within the competition before.