World Cup 2022 Group F Team Guides: Croatia


The time for Belgium’s so-called “Golden Generation” to deliver the first major title is almost over and as the pressure mounts on the shoulders of the star men Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku And Yuri Tielemans Will be huge, especially coming up against 2018 runners-up Croatia, who should never be underestimated, especially with the great playmaker luka modric Still running the show from midfield.

Canada’s qualification campaign was seriously impressive, and they will head to Qatar with nothing to lose and everything to prove, while Morocco have enough in the tank to surprise even some of the best teams. The Africans can turn on the style whenever they want and although Belgium should win the group, it is far from a foregone conclusion.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Croatia:

coach: zlatko dalik

highest finish: Runner-up (2018)

2018 over: runner-up

Fox Bet Odds: +5000

Key Players: Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic

What we’re excited to see: Modric has ruled the Croatian midfield for the past 15 years, but this will surely be his last World Cup. The Real Madrid player is a pleasure to watch and the Croatians, who have missed just two World Cups since gaining independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, need to stay on their game if they are to continue their run to the final in 2018. want to repeat.

Achilles heel: Has age caught up with the Squad? At 37, Modrić is still going from strength to strength, but players like Dejan Lovren and Ivan Perisic are at the tail end of their illustrious careers. This is his last shot.

What does success look like:Semifinals or better.

X Factor:lovro major Only scored his first international goal in November 2021 but has been making waves ever since. The 24-year-old has been compared to Modric and anyone who wants to snatch him away from the prize could be worth more than $55 million. rain in France.

Three things you need to know about Croatia

Three things you need to know about Croatia

Aleksi Lalas offers three things to know about Croatia ahead of the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

goalkeeper: Dominik Livkovic, Ivica Ivucic, Ivo Grbic

defenders: Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lauren, Borna Barisic, Josip Juranovic, Josco Guardiol, Borna Sosa, Josip Stanisic, Martin Erlik, Josip Sutalo

midfielder: Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic, Mario Pasalic, Nikola Vlasic, Lovro Major, Kristian Jakic, Luka Sucic

ahead: Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic, Mislav Orsic, Ante Budimir, Marko Livaja

Martin Rogers is a columnist for Fox Sports and author of the Fox Sports Insider newsletter. Follow him on Twitter @MRogersFOX And Subscribe to the Daily NewsletterR.


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