Kramaric Starts as Croatia Opt for All Out Attack Against Russia

Charlene Craig
July 11, 2018

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is confident his side can handle the atmosphere as they take on hosts Russian Federation for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.

No-one expected Russian Federation to provide much fight against Croatia and it is to their huge credit they fought back deep into extra time to force penalties. Croatia came back eight minutes later and the hosts were on the ropes for long periods, holding on, putting out fires like an overworked Fire Department. We've analysed them. They have a serious team, who deserve to have reached the quarter-final.

But it was not meant to be as Croatia won 4-3 on penalties to advance to a semi-final against England, leaving numerous 48,0000 fans at Sochi's Fisht Stadium in tears.

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After beginning his coaching career at the age of 28 with FC Vevey in Switzerland, Miroslav Blazevic managed several clubs, most notably Dinamo Zagreb, before taking the Croatia helm in 1994.

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"Dear friends. I want to say two phrases: we are happy to have you by our side".

"And certainly sooner or later, we will wait for some sort of rational explanations or arguments over the recent situation in Salisbury and the situation that followed", he added, referring to two cases of nerve agent poisonings in southwest England.

"We have to find the motivation to play a good game and progress against a very respected host nation".

The duel had ended 1-1 after regular time and 2-2 after extra time before Croatia won the penalty shootout 4-3.

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"We have enough time to rest and prepare well", said Modric.

And Croatia is on the side of the bracket where playing in the final seems entirely possible if it can beat the Russians. Meticulous preparation - including a trip to the United States to take in an National Basketball Association game - the selection of specific players with strong dead-ball delivery, and the defensive nature of high-pressure tournament soccer has led to a point where set pieces could yet lead England to a second World Cup title. "We have succeeded I believe, but it is time to take a step forward".

After 10 years of Real's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi dominating the Ballon d'Or, there has been talk that leading his country to World Cup glory could see Modric break the pair's stranglehold on the award for the world's best player.

"How far can we go?"

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The celebrations, however, did not end in the field as Southgate and his boys took to social media to express their delight. As a result, the belief back home has grown and grown - World Cup fever has well and truly taken over.

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