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Cristian Pavon during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Croatia-Argentina Preview
Cristian Pavon during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Javier Mascherano, third from left, chats with teammates during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Croatia-Argentina Preview
Javier Mascherano, third from left, chats with teammates during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Lionel Messi leaves after a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Croatia-Argentina Preview
Lionel Messi leaves after a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Enzo Perez, left, and Cristian Pavon joke during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Croatia-Argentina Preview
Enzo Perez, left, and Cristian Pavon joke during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Mateo Kovacic insists that, barring Lionel Messi, the Europeans are better than the South American side all over the pitch
Croatia a better team than Messi-dependent Argentina, says Kovacic
Mateo Kovacic insists that, barring Lionel Messi, the Europeans are better than the South American side all over the pitch
The Croatia international has impressed during his time in the Bundesliga and a summer transfer has not been ruled out for the striker
Hoffenheim open to €50 million approach for Bayern & Newcastle target Kramaric
The Croatia international has impressed during his time in the Bundesliga and a summer transfer has not been ruled out for the striker
Croatia's Luka Modric, kicks a penalty during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Forget stylish attacking moves, this is set-piece World Cup
Croatia's Luka Modric, kicks a penalty during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Croatia's Luka Modric scores his side's second goal from the penalty point during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Forget stylish attacking moves, this is set-piece World Cup
Croatia's Luka Modric scores his side's second goal from the penalty point during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is beaten by a penalty from Croatia's Luka Modric during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Forget stylish attacking moves, this is set-piece World Cup
Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is beaten by a penalty from Croatia's Luka Modric during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo Croatia's Nikola Kalinic, left, is challenged by Spain's Sergio Busquets during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between Croatia and Spain at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)
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FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo Croatia's Nikola Kalinic, left, is challenged by Spain's Sergio Busquets during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between Croatia and Spain at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)
FILE PHOTO: International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Nikola Kalinic. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal
FILE PHOTO: International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Nikola Kalinic. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Nikola Kalinic. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal
FILE PHOTO: International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Nikola Kalinic. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Nikola Kalinic. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal
FILE PHOTO: International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Nikola Kalinic. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic/File Photo
After reports that the Milan striker had refused to come off the bench during Saturday's win, he will play no further part in the tournament
World Cup over for Kalinic as Croatia star sent home
After reports that the Milan striker had refused to come off the bench during Saturday's win, he will play no further part in the tournament
After the minnows stifled one of the world's outstanding players, the Liverpool defender does not see why his Croatia side cannot do the same
Messi can be stopped, Iceland showed that – Lovren
After the minnows stifled one of the world's outstanding players, the Liverpool defender does not see why his Croatia side cannot do the same
Ivan Rakitic and Dejan Lovren had a brief scare in training when a sprinkler started right behind them
Croatia's Rakitic and Lovren caught out by rogue sprinkler
Ivan Rakitic and Dejan Lovren had a brief scare in training when a sprinkler started right behind them
Ivan Rakitic and Dejan Lovren had a brief scare in training when a sprinkler started right behind them
Croatia's Rakitic and Lovren caught out by rogue sprinkler
Ivan Rakitic and Dejan Lovren had a brief scare in training when a sprinkler started right behind them
Ivan Rakitic and Dejan Lovren had a brief scare in training when a sprinkler started right behind them
Croatia's Rakitic and Lovren caught out by rogue sprinkler
Ivan Rakitic and Dejan Lovren had a brief scare in training when a sprinkler started right behind them
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic 'kicked out of World Cup squad' for refusing to come on against Nigeria
Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic 'kicked out of World Cup squad' for refusing to come on against Nigeria
Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic 'kicked out of World Cup squad' for refusing to come on against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
World Cup 2018: Nikola Kalinic excluded from Croatia squad after arguing he was unable to play against Nigeria
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic says that he was impressed with how Iceland foiled Lionel Messi, and his side is using that as motivation for when they face Argentina.
If Iceland can stop Messi so can Croatia - Dalic
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic says that he was impressed with how Iceland foiled Lionel Messi, and his side is using that as motivation for when they face Argentina.
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic says that he was impressed with how Iceland foiled Lionel Messi, and his side is using that as motivation for when they face Argentina.
If Iceland can stop Messi so can Croatia - Dalic
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic says that he was impressed with how Iceland foiled Lionel Messi, and his side is using that as motivation for when they face Argentina.
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic says that he was impressed with how Iceland foiled Lionel Messi, and his side is using that as motivation for when they face Argentina.
If Iceland can stop Messi so can Croatia - Dalic
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic says that he was impressed with how Iceland foiled Lionel Messi, and his side is using that as motivation for when they face Argentina.
The west Africans’ naivety was punished by the Blazers but they are optimistic of better displays in their subsequent games
'Super Eagles working hard to put things right' after Croatia loss
The west Africans’ naivety was punished by the Blazers but they are optimistic of better displays in their subsequent games
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad. EFE(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad. EFE(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad. EFE(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nigeria's national soccer team fans reacts after Luka Modric scores the winning goal during a televised broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria, in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa
Nigeria's national soccer team fans reacts after Luka Modric scores the winning goal during a televised broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria, in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria's national soccer team fans reacts during a televised broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria, in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa
Nigeria's national soccer team fans reacts during a televised broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria, in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic says that he was impressed with how Iceland foiled Lionel Messi, and his side is using that as motivation for when they face Argentina.
If Iceland can stop Messi so can Croatia - Dalic
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic says that he was impressed with how Iceland foiled Lionel Messi, and his side is using that as motivation for when they face Argentina.
The west Africans’ naivety was punished by the Blazers but they are optimistic of better displays in their subsequent games
'Super Eagles working hard to put things right' after Croatia loss
The west Africans’ naivety was punished by the Blazers but they are optimistic of better displays in their subsequent games
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Croatia vs Senegal - Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek, Croatia - June 8, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Rakitic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi holds no fear for Dejan Lovren and Croatia
Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad. EFE(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad. EFE(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad. EFE(RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nigeria's national soccer team fans reacts after Luka Modric scores the winning goal during a televised broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria, in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa
Nigeria's national soccer team fans reacts after Luka Modric scores the winning goal during a televised broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria, in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria's national soccer team fans reacts during a televised broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria, in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa
Nigeria's national soccer team fans reacts during a televised broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria, in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria's national soccer team fans react during a televised broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria, in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Tunisia, Senegal aim to turn things around for Africa
Nigeria's national soccer team fans react during a televised broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Croatia and Nigeria, in Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria players huddle after the match. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Nigeria players huddle after the match. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
The manager says his side might make "some tweaks" when they line up against Messi and company, but won't make any big changes to his group leaders
Dalic: Croatia 'will not adjust' style for Argentina
The manager says his side might make "some tweaks" when they line up against Messi and company, but won't make any big changes to his group leaders
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria players huddle after the match REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria players huddle after the match REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria players applaud the fans after the match REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria players applaud the fans after the match REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
The Real Madrid star cannot wait to face the Albiceleste after helping his nation to victory in their first game of Russia 2018
Argentina have to play to win, warns Croatia captain Modric
The Real Madrid star cannot wait to face the Albiceleste after helping his nation to victory in their first game of Russia 2018
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (L) celebrates scoring a penalty with his teammate forward Ante Rebic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018 (AFP Photo/Patrick HERTZOG)
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (L) celebrates scoring a penalty with his teammate forward Ante Rebic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (L) celebrates scoring a penalty with his teammate forward Ante Rebic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018 (AFP Photo/Patrick HERTZOG)
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (L) celebrates scoring a penalty with his teammate forward Ante Rebic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (L) celebrates scoring a penalty with his teammate forward Ante Rebic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (L) celebrates scoring a penalty with his teammate forward Ante Rebic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018
Nigeria supporters leave a church auditorium after watching the Croatia-Nigeria World Cup match in Utako, Abuja, Nigeria June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Nigeria supporters leave a church auditorium after watching the Croatia-Nigeria World Cup match in Utako
Nigeria supporters leave a church auditorium after watching the Croatia-Nigeria World Cup match in Utako, Abuja, Nigeria June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Nigeria supporters leave a church auditorium after watching the Croatia-Nigeria World Cup match in Utako, Abuja, Nigeria June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Nigeria supporters leave a church auditorium after watching the Croatia-Nigeria World Cup match in Utako
Nigeria supporters leave a church auditorium after watching the Croatia-Nigeria World Cup match in Utako, Abuja, Nigeria June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
The Super Eagles were punished for their lack of coordination while defending set-pieces, according to the German gaffer
'We're not just professional on set-pieces' - Gernot Rohr defends tactics, Mikel in Croatia loss
The Super Eagles were punished for their lack of coordination while defending set-pieces, according to the German gaffer
The Super Eagles were punished for their lack of coordination while defending set-pieces, according to the German gaffer
'We're not just professional on set-pieces' - Gernot Rohr defends tactics, Mikel in Croatia loss
The Super Eagles were punished for their lack of coordination while defending set-pieces, according to the German gaffer
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric scores their second goal from a penalty REUTERS/Murad Sezer
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric scores their second goal from a penalty REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric reacts REUTERS/Matthew Childs
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric reacts REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric scores their second goal from a penalty REUTERS/Murad Sezer
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric scores their second goal from a penalty REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Croatia's Luka Modric scores his side's second goal from the penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr Josek)
Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0
Croatia's Luka Modric scores his side's second goal from the penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr Josek)
Croatia's players celebrate after teammate Luka Modric, scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0
Croatia's players celebrate after teammate Luka Modric, scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Croatia's Domagoj Vida, left, celebrates after Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo, right, scored an own goal during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0
Croatia's Domagoj Vida, left, celebrates after Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo, right, scored an own goal during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel, left, and teammate reacts to a referee's decision during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel, left, and teammate reacts to a referee's decision during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates with teammate Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0
Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates with teammate Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates with teammate Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0
Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates with teammate Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- Luka Modric (C left) of Croatia celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- Luka Modric (C left) of Croatia celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- Luka Modric (C left) of Croatia celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia fan inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia fan inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong fouls Croatia's Mario Mandzukic in the penalty area REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong fouls Croatia's Mario Mandzukic in the penalty area REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- FIFA president Gianni Infantino (L) shakes hands with Davor Suker, head of the Croatian soccer federation, prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- FIFA president Gianni Infantino (L) shakes hands with Davor Suker, head of the Croatian soccer federation, prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- FIFA president Gianni Infantino (L) shakes hands with Davor Suker, head of the Croatian soccer federation, prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Kaliningrado, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ARMANDO BABANI EDITORIAL USE ONLY
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
BAT01. Zagreb (Croatia), 16/06/2018.- Croatian national soccer team fans celebrate winning he FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 16 June 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol) EFE/EPA/ANTONIO BAT
Croatia players celebrate after teammate Luka Modric, scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
AP PHOTOS: Plenty of penalties on World Cup day 3
Croatia players celebrate after teammate Luka Modric, scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Croatia's Ivan Strinic, right, and Nigeria's John Obi Mikel fight for the ball during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
AP PHOTOS: Plenty of penalties on World Cup day 3
Croatia's Ivan Strinic, right, and Nigeria's John Obi Mikel fight for the ball during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, right, lies on the ground after teammate Oghenekaro Etebo, second left, scored an own goal during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
AP PHOTOS: Plenty of penalties on World Cup day 3
Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, right, lies on the ground after teammate Oghenekaro Etebo, second left, scored an own goal during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates with Luka Modric and team mates after Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo scores an own goal and their first REUTERS/Matthew Childs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates with Luka Modric and team mates after Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo scores an own goal and their first REUTERS/Matthew Childs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric scores their second goal from a penalty REUTERS/Murad Sezer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Luka Modric scores their second goal from a penalty REUTERS/Murad Sezer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Nigeria's defender William Troost-Ekong heads the ball over Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018
Nigeria's defender William Troost-Ekong heads the ball over Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018
Nigeria's defender William Troost-Ekong heads the ball over Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018
Croatia's defender Domagoj Vida (R) fights for the ball with Nigeria's forward Kelechi Iheanacho during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018 (AFP Photo/Attila KISBENEDEK)
Croatia's defender Domagoj Vida (R) fights for the ball with Nigeria's forward Kelechi Iheanacho during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018
Croatia's defender Domagoj Vida (R) fights for the ball with Nigeria's forward Kelechi Iheanacho during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018 (AFP Photo/Attila KISBENEDEK)
Nigeria's defender William Troost-Ekong heads the ball over Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018 (AFP Photo/Attila KISBENEDEK)
Nigeria's defender William Troost-Ekong heads the ball over Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018
Nigeria's defender William Troost-Ekong heads the ball over Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018 (AFP Photo/Attila KISBENEDEK)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Dejan Lovren in action with Nigeria's Odion Ighalo REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Dejan Lovren in action with Nigeria's Odion Ighalo REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's players celebrate after Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo scored an own goal and the first goal for Croatia REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's players celebrate after Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo scored an own goal and the first goal for Croatia REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Players of Croatia react after Oghenekaro Etebo of Nigeria scored an own goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia. EFE
Players of Croatia react after Oghenekaro Etebo of Nigeria scored an own goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia. EFE
Players of Croatia react after Oghenekaro Etebo of Nigeria scored an own goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia. EFE
Luka Modric (C) of Croatia celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia. EFE
Luka Modric (C) of Croatia celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia. EFE
Luka Modric (C) of Croatia celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-0 lead from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia. EFE
William Ekong (C) of Nigeria fouls Mario Mandzukic (R) of Croatia in the penalty box during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia. EFE
William Ekong (C) of Nigeria fouls Mario Mandzukic (R) of Croatia in the penalty box during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia. EFE
William Ekong (C) of Nigeria fouls Mario Mandzukic (R) of Croatia in the penalty box during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group D preliminary round soccer match between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad, Russia. EFE
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Andrej Kramaric in action with Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong REUTERS/Matthew Childs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Croatia vs Nigeria - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 16, 2018 Croatia's Andrej Kramaric in action with Nigeria's William Troost-Ekong REUTERS/Matthew Childs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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