Alireza Faghani takes charge of third-place play-off

13 July, 2018, 04:25 | Author: Elena Meyer
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Inevitably, that meant there was a lot of space on the flanks in front of the back five, explaining the high volume of crosses after half-time (with one leading directly to the equaliser).

The call that ended Dalic's nomadic seven-year journey came last year, when Croatia had a game remaining to salvage qualification. Well, I would sacrifice many things!

Now 77, the Bosnian has watched Croatia and midfield maestro Luka Modric´s run to Sunday´s final against France with huge admiration. "Something I been waiting for a long time", Francisco Rafael Beserra Sousa wrote.

Novak Djokovic is Serbia´s best-known sportsman and an idol in his country, but when the 12-time Grand Slam victor voiced support for the Croatia World Cup team, he was condemned by Vladimir Djukanovic, a lawmaker from the ruling Serbian Progressive Party.

With Croatia just one game away from that reality we caught up with the mad Croatian fan from Brazil's capital Brasilia. Each team wore the colours of one of the 32 qualified teams - except the team representing Croatia. "He's win everything with his club but not with the national team; it would put the seal on his playing career".

Francisco says that his favourite player was Ivan Klasnic and that he will always remember him and all the difficulties he went through with his health.

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"Modric is indescribable to me, but my favorite player today is Rebic! He is incredible! It will be the future of Croatia". I follow all the players in all leagues.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is in line to make his second appearance in place of Kieran Trippier, who injured his groin against Croatia.

Croatia has met France at the World Cup before - 20 years ago it lost to the European soccer power in the semi finals, a game that many fans are well aware of. "I made a comment on the Croatian selection page saying that the 4 million inhabitants in Croatia were similar to the 300 of Sparta". In extra-time nobody wanted to be substituted.

"We want third place for ourselves on a personal level, for those who supported us over the last years and for all the work we did in qualifiers". I will really do it!

Croatia was under French control from 1809-14, part of the Illyrian Provinces, an autonomous area of Napoleon's First French Empire. If Croatia wins the World Cup on Sunday it will be the happiest day of my life!

And his prediction for Sunday? But there have been no trophies since current coach Didier Deschamps lifted the World Cup as captain on July 12, 1998 - 5 months, 8 days before star striker Kylian Mbappe was born.

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