Monday, 17 December, 2018

Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic dropped from Croatia squad with 'serious injury'

Davor Suker CROATIA-SPAIN Davor Suker"We want revenge on Spain for that 6-0 defeat
Shannon Reynolds | 17 November, 2018, 20:32

Their place in the finals of the new competition now hangs in the balance, however, after losing 3-2 at home to England and defeat in Zagreb.

A score draw would also relegate England because the conceded goals would leave them with a worse head-to-head record against Croatia following last month's goalless draw in Rijeka.

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Croatia's stoppage-time success against Spain on Thursday night means a victory would see England top their Nations League Group and progress to next summer's finals. The team last drew with England 0-0 in its second Nations League match.

'There's no point in hedging our bets that we might do this, we might do that or we need a 0-0.

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But Jedvaj's late victor now means victory at Wembley over England, who they beat 2-1 in the World Cup semifinals, would put them in the final phase.

Croatia are making up for a slow start to the tournament that saw them thrashed 6-0 in Spain before being held to a 0-0 draw against England in a behind-closed-doors match in October.

"It's dead simple, really, we just go for it", he told reporters. The "tiki-taka" passing game was gone, and the focus turned to a more vertical approach in attack.

Luis Enrique is not able to count on the likes of Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Gerard Pique, who retired from the national team after the World Cup. "If we play our best like we did against Spain I think we can win the match".

If the match finishes goalless on Sunday, England would finish in second place due to their superior goal difference. Coverage begins on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event at 1pm.

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