A potential cracking encounter set to entertain football fans in the latest World Cup 2018 fixture this Saturday when Croatia face up against Nigeria at Kaliningrad Stadium.
Failing to advance from the group stage back in 2014, Vatreni are keen on improving that achievement as they will be pushing hard to go far this time around.
Latest reports from the Balkan side camp’s stated that there’s a pretty good atmosphere going on without losing any focus whatsoever ahead of their weekend encounter.
The players seemingly understand that this year might be the last chance for some of their important players such as Luka Modric or Mario Mandzukic to achieve something important for their national side.
However, Zlatko Dalic’s side won’t be expecting an easy task as their opponent, Nigeria will definitely caused lots of problems.
The African side have been known as one of the best sides from that continent, providing tons of excitement in previous tournaments and looks to be doing the same in Russia.
Not having the best results on their last couple of friendlies ahead of their World Cup participation, Super Eagles are not losing any confidence as they’re more than eager to wipe away any doubt people have regarding their quality.
Probable starting line up:
Croatia: Danijel Subasic(g); Sime Vrsaljko, Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Ivan Strinic; Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic; Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Ante Rebic; Mario Mandzukic
Nigeria: Francis Uzoho(g); Brian Idowu, Shehu Abdullahi, Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong; Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, John Obi Mikel; Odion Ighalo