After witnessing the Fifa world cup draw that was held in Moscow on Friday which pitched Nigeria, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in the same group, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has described the group as a ‘challenge’.
Dalic whose side qualified for the football Mundial via the playoffs spoke on the challenges that awaits them if they must scale through to the next round.
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He said on Twitter: “It could have been better, it could have been worse. Group D will be a great challenge, but #Croatia has to believe”.
They will be relying on Real Madrid midfield jewel Luka Modric, Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, inter Milan Ivan Perisic and a host of others in order to progress to the knockout stages.
Croatia made her debut as an independent nation at the France 1998 World Cup and came third in their first ever appearance.