FIFA World Cup – qualifiers
start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
the period of current qualification campaign Croatia was bright
favorite of the 9 European group. But two recent away defeats to
Iceland and Turkey with the same score 1:0 had saved intrigue of the
champions’ race at this sextet.
two last decisive matches against Finland (on the 6th
of October) and Ukraine (on the 9th
of October) the Blazers won’t be supported either by the center
back of Liverpool Dejan Lovren and center forward of Milan Nikola
champions’ race of group I
to the results of 8 spent rounds, the champions’ race of the 9th
group is as follow:
– 16, Iceland – 16, Turkey – 14, Ukraine – 14 …
group also has two underdogs – Finland and Kosovo. But now these
two national teams are not claiming for anything they are just
finishing their calendar matches. And that is why we are interested
only in hosts.
team of Ante Čačić
the years since Miroslav Blažević, Croatia traditionally defines
the quartet of the most important and untouchable players. 25 years
ago these were Zvonimir Boban (Milan), Robert Prosinečki
(Barcelona), Davor Šuker (Real), Alen Bokšić (Lazio).
the golden quartet consists of Mario Mandžukić (Juventus), Ivan
Perišić (Inter), Ivan Rakitić (Barcelona) and Luka Modrić (Real).
These football players ensure that the team of Ante Čačić will
things are now with the tournament position, the final distribution
of the places at 9 group will be made during the last 10 round. Now
Croatia at home arena in Rijeka will host the underdog and here the
possible victory of hosts is doubtless.
– 1.15, draw – 9.00, Finland – 34.00;
Croatia (Asian handicap -2) – odds 1.75 Pinnacle