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The 2018 World Cup is underway. CBS Sports activities may have you lined for every recreation, all of the necessary information and extra, in addition to profiles of the entire groups.

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Croatia entered the 2018 World Cup with excessive expectations, boasting what’s arguably its strongest roster because the 1998 cup. Led by Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, the Croatians delivered a comparatively straightforward win of their first match in opposition to Nigeria, then shocked Argentina to lock up the No. 1 seed in Group D. They completed group play with one other win in opposition to Iceland, making them the second crew with 9 factors (Uruguay) on this World Cup.

Croatia wanted penalty kicks to advance previous each Denmark and Russia, however advance they did. And an extra-time aim in opposition to England despatched Croatia to the ultimate to face France.

Discover out all you might want to learn about Croatia on the World Cup beneath.

Competitors historical past

World Cup appearances: 5
Greatest end: Third place, 1998
Final World Cup: 2014

Matches

Saturday, June 16: Croatia 2, Nigeria zero   
Thursday, June 21: Croatia Three, Argentina zero
Tuesday, June 26: Croatia 2, Iceland 1

Sunday, July 1: Croatia 1, Denmark 1 (Croatia wins Three-2 in penalty kicks) in spherical of 16
Saturday, July 7: Croatia 2, Russia 2 (Croatia wins Four-Three in penalty kicks) in quarterfinals
Wednesday, July 11: Croatia 2, England 1 (in further time) in semfinals
Sunday, July 15: vs.  France in remaining at 11 a.m. ET, stream on fuboTV (Strive without cost) 

Roster

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Croatia has a loaded midfield that might be relied on huge time. Getty Photos

Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo).

Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kiev), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Duje Caleta-Automotive (Pink Bull Salzburg).

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Actual Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Mateo Kovacic (Actual Madrid), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka).

Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter), Nikola Kalinic (Milan), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Schalke), Ante Rebic (Eintracht).

Greatest Participant

Midfielder Luka Modric. The Actual Madrid star is 32 years previous and his prime is sort of over, however he’s nonetheless a participant that may make a huge impact. He does not depend on velocity, simply utilizing his physique to seek out area and get the assault going with pinpoint passes. He is a high midfielder and would be the engine within the center for the Europeans. 

Participant to look at

Domagoj Vida. The 29-year-old defender is without doubt one of the extra intimidating gamers on the cup. He’s sturdy, agile and at occasions reckless. He should be centered, as a result of he is the highest of man with one foolish problem he will get a pink card. He is a darn good participant, however he should be composed. 

Outlook

The second-most proficient crew within the group behind Argentina, stress goes to be on to beat Nigeria and Iceland to undergo. A slip-up within the first match, even a draw, and they’re in bother. Three factors, and so they’ll be in an incredible spot to maneuver on. This crew is so sturdy within the center and has some veterans within the remaining third that may make a huge impact. On the again, if composed, they’re a crew that would actually make a run to the quarterfinals.

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