Croatia is romantic. You can write about them for a long time. A group of veterans with their “Last Dance” (including Dejan Lovren from “Zenith”), the eternal Luka Modric, new players, although not always stellar, like they came off the assembly line.
One of the strongest impressions of this championship: how the Croats behaved, faced with the need not only to beat Brazil, but to do it strictly in 15 minutes. How calm they were, they did not go astray in attempts to “save the motherland one at a time”, calmly aimed at their chance and did not even succumb to emotions in the penalty shootout.
By the way, 4 years ago it was almost the same: against England.
This team knows very well what it is worth. And your chances. They are not unlimited, but they exist. The players are strong masters, even if they are not top-of-the-line (but what, does Argentina have all the firsts?). Modric (like Messi, he said he would stay in the national team) leads them, and they are attracted to him. He has matured a new excellent goalkeeper. Experienced trainer. What else, you ask, is needed?
I believe that the future results of the team should not give way. Furthermore, they won their Nations League group and will soon be playing in the final of the tournament with Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
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