Croatia got themselves off to a perfect start on their World Cup 2014 campaign after grabbing a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory over African representative, Nigeria.
The Balkan side were determined to improve their showing from previous World Cup and it showed from their high intensity which they brought in straight from kick off.
Nigeria themselves are obviously no slouch, but they were having problems in keeping up with Croatia’s solid passing, movement and discipline on the pitch.
Although Luka modric and co were lacking a bit of sharpness in the final third at times, but they looked more comfortable and smooth in their overall playing, which eventually earned a deserved lead on 32 minutes thanks to an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo.
The Super Eagles naturally were desperate to improve their performance after the break, but still can’t find a way to handle their East European based opposition.
Croatia seemingly have all of the answers for every Nigeria attempts as Zlatko Dalic’s men continue to maintain their dominance and got themselves a second goal from Modric’s spot kick.
Despite several other opportunities by both teams, no more goals were scored until the final whistle was blown as Vatreni picked an important result that will surely boost their chance in advancing into the knock out stage of this year’s World Cup.