At last, victory! Thanks to a 2nd half nutmeg goal from Mario Pašalić, Croatia escape Denmark with all three points in the UEFA Nations League. Due to France’s 1-1 draw with Austria, the Vatreni now sit 3rd place in Group A of the competition.
Croatia started the match slow, fielding their C-team against a very strong Denmark side. After a goalless first half, momentum shifted in favor of the Vatreni after Luka Modrić and Mateo Kovačić were subbed into the game. Despite multiple chances early in the second half, it took 69 minutes for Croatia to break the scoreline. In the midst of a broken play, Andrej Kramarić flicked the ball towards net and onto the foot of Mario Pašalić, who scored the lone goal between the legs of Premiership goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Young centerbacks Josip Šutalo and Martin Erlić played incredible in the back line. With the help of solid showings from Josip Stanišić and Josip Juranović, Croatia managed to hold a very dangerous Danish side to zero goals. Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić, and Marcelo Brozović proved once again they are the best midfield in international football, and Dominik Livaković finally looked solid in net. Croatia managed to beat Denmark’s A-team without the likes of Borna Sosa, Joško Gvardiol, and Ivan Perišić in the lineup – an extremely positive result after a shaky start in the Nations League and a 3-0 home loss to Austria.
The biggest takeaway from today is Croatia’s proven depth in defense. Martin Erlić, only 24 years-old, has allowed one goal in his first two international matches against the likes of France and Denmark. Josip Šutalo, Dinamo Zagreb’s 22 year-old superstar, played a flawless match in his international debut. Add Joško Gvardiol to that mix, and Dalić has three worthy candidates for the position, all under the age of 24.
Don’t let a blowout loss against our B-team get in your head, people! Yeh, I’m talking about Austria week.
It’s not hyperbole to say that we can flip all armed white men around the world to fight for their own race.
We’re going to see what we decide. The HORROR of white men putting ALL our resources to our kind while SHIT FOR BRAINS claims we are oppressing THEM!
Notice how our homogenous nation is not subjected to gay flags and third world SHIT FOR BRAINS kneeling?
So I think it’s safe to say we need to beat France, and ideally beat Denmark for a second time in order to be placed in first. Without those two wins our best shot is in second place within the group. I am saying this only because I am confident that Denmark is going to beat Austria even though the opposite result would be better for us, assuming we beat France. That result against Austria in the first game was really unfortunate but it really put us behind and hurt us in the standings. This is especially the case seeing as Austria tied their second game.
I guess we will have to see how it unfolds.
The group is still wide open with everyone losing points. No reason to think it won’t continue like that. I don’t care what happens so long as we don’t get relegated. We just need to test out a few things while building chemistry.
True but it would be nice even to have a Nation’s League Title. It would be good to bolster the team for the World Cup and help build confidence.
We made up for the loss to Austria, with the win against Denmark.
Before the tournament began, we were probably expecting 4-6 points after these first three games.
If we beat Austria in Austria, we should avoid relegation.
Hopefully we try and win this tournament…but we probably need to AT LEAST draw France on Monday, then take both games against Denmark and Austria in the next round of games.
We’ve played better each match now in Nations League. Previous years I thought this was the most silly tournament in the history of football. This year though it’s an excellent way of trying out younger players and different formations/combos, as the World Cup is still 5 months from now. Here’s my two cents: NEVER EVER let Juranović play on the repka ever again. The dude has been an arse on the field, cost us at least 2 or 3 goals in these matches. We have MUCH better options than letting that clown cock up our chances. Let’s hope he’s not starting against France on Monday, and we would have a fair chance of actually winning against Africa United for the first time.
I like pasalic but unless you put him as a striker it’s hard for him in a 4-3-3 which is what Dalic loves to play.
Between mid and striker there’s 2 spot that technically open for WC, Right wing and striker. He’s not good at right wing at all so if he plays striker ok sure but he’s not good on the right.
As far as I can see, Mario had the most goals (13) + assists (6) = 19 of any of our national team players in league play last season. For me, this is a no brainer. He’s got pure class and should be a starter all the time.
Technically Livaja did, and Drmic after him. However, if we are saying overseas then yeah it would be Pasalic, I have always held him to be a good player and he needs to start more often then not.
Granted Livaja and Drmic are in the Croatian league so it wouldn’t be as difficult as it would be in Serie A, or some of the other leagues in question.
So I didn’t realize that both Sosa and Gvardiol are out due to injury so basically half our team is missing
I actually thought Gvardiol was out due to COVID or something.
So this too is posing problems for us defensively
I don’t know how true this is but looks like the big boys are calling
Everyone looking for the next LM
Luka still looks like he is toying with guys our there
Playing national teams yes there is quality but it’s not like he has to run through the whole psg squad like he did
Yes I would love to see majer play against France. He will play hard
What can we say about erlic/sutalo. Like others have sad, small sample piece but erlic had a solid year and Markus and cro u14 have been pumping sutalo for a long while now.
I trust their eyes and so far so good
Pongarcic has had more time than erlic and has not proven himself like this
The sutalo/erlic may be that solid two guys who can shut it down that we have been looking for
Problem is if they really mesh where does Gvardiol go? Lb?
Or the potential three at back as others have said
Gvardiol erlic sutalo?
Is that enough experience for a World Cup with a questionable keeper behind? If it were schmeichel I may say ok
Lots of different looks we could do
Sucic needs to be seen. Wonder if he will get thrown out to the wolves in France and see what he does??
With the emergence of Sutalo and Erlic, (I think they should be paired again against France), I think it’s about time we leave out Vida and Lovren from the Squad.
So we got Sutalo, Erlic, Gvardiol, and CC four the 2 CB positions.
Gvardiol and Sosa are both injured.. so we don’t have some of our stronger defenders available.
Make sure to add Vrsaljko to mix of people to leave out and I think we are set. Vrsaljko has been dead weight as well.
After yesterday I feel confident this would be a great 11.
…….Sutalo …..Erlic ………Gvardiol …
……… Brozovic…….kovacic ……….
Having a back 3 that we now can have is a coaches dream. Literally two offensive CB for left and right and a steady guy in between.
Perisic is a great fullback he plays that now for club. Stanisic seems to be a great passer of ball and has speed. And the big 3 in the middle not bottled neck tight.
And krama in his proper position and Budimir playing the 9 role. This is the beat way to utilize our players we have in my mind.
From what we’ve seen so far Stanisic has no offensive capabilities. In no way is he a wingback. Even when playing as a RB he is off. His proper position is right center back in a 3 in the back formation. If playing 3 in the back i dont want to see anyone other than perisic, sosa, or JJ playing wingback.
I don’t know what your seeing?
Stanisic put more passes together in one game than Juranovic in 2 years! All Juranovic has is speed no skill no strength poor defender.
Yes Stanisic is best suited as a CB but he’s a modern footballer he can play any position on the back line. He played a lot of RB for Bayern so he has that skill to be comfortable off the line. Is he a srna no but we don’t have any.
That pass too Kramaric was deadly, Juranovic never makes that. In the 2nd half for the first time in years I saw our back line actually move the ball Carry the ball and guess what for the first time in years our midfield also looked a lot better.
After yesterday Vrsaljko is done he’s not close to the player he was and there’s only a few months of season before WC he won’t be ready he has no place in the squad any more, I love him but it is what it is.
Rb- Stanisic, Juranovic
CB- sutalo, Erlic, gvardiol, D-CC
LB- Sosa, barisic.
I think in your line up you could put majer or even vrsaljko in stanisic spot
I feel stanisic can be that solid lockdown type for us more then the offensive Dinamo
But maybe he hasn’t had a lot of opportunity to go too much forward in Bayern. I remember he did have a decent goal earlier this year tho
“I think in your line up you could put majer or even vrsaljko in stanisic spot”
lmao Majer RWB?? Dannyj troll confirmed
I don’t mind that set up actually, I would like to see Pasalic a bit more in the mix and I would like Dalic to try some of the other players who have not played as much yet like Sucic. If Livaja is back I would like to see him play atleast once more on this stage, paired with some of the other bigger stars listed just to see if he has it in him.
From there, I think Dalic should have enough to make some decisions and choices with the team post UNL.
They played terrible and didn’t have a decent shot on goal in 60 minutes. A lot of good possession with modric on the pitch but no quality attackers.
No speed, no desire, no heart, no intensity only technique and experience from modric is saving us.
We don’t need to see vida, pongracic, ivanusec, jakic, and vlasic again.
Unfair to Orsic to finally be given a “chance” but hes playing on a weak B team where no one can do shit in the first half. Were we really expecting jakic to break through denmarks press and give orsic a beautiful long ball to chase? We have seen Orsic dominate in dozens of europa league matches, it would be nice if dalic would give him a proper chance this cycle.
Was it really kovacic and Modric who made the impact in the 2nd half, or just Modric?
If Stanisic started and Vrsaljko came into the 2nd half when we started dominating, would there be different opinions on these 2 defenders at the end of the game?
It would be smart to start Caleta and sutalo against France so we can really determine how caleta would do alongside a competent CB.
I hate when budimir/kramaric sub in for each other, they should be playing WITH each other, NOT one or the other. If you play them one at a time they suck. If dalic is gonna go 3 CMs and one uptop he should choose pasalic alone uptop. If you go 2 uptop (which dalic will never commit to cuz he always forces kova alongside modric and brozo) then combo krama with budimir or musa/majer, etc.
I dunno dude Orsic had the opportunity to showcase himself there. If you argue that than Livaja didn’t have proper chance against Bulgaria either and deserves another shot.
And everyone, save a couple of people, are willing to write Livaja off. You have to be fair around with that, then give them both a shot.
Here’s the problem…we don’t have a true right winger. That’s why Dalic is forced to put someone there to get talent on the field.
Pasalic had a nose for the net and that’s his saving grace. He’s invisible for most games and has missed just as many sitters as he has scored. He’s an evil necessity for us. I can’t understand why Sucic didn’t get any time yesterday. I’d prefer to try him out of position and out on the wing as he’s shown he can create and has been on fire as of late.
I still think Pasalic is a bench player for us, in this current formation we play.
If it’s about getting as much talent as possible out there, then I guess it should be Majer or Sucic.
Orsic at RW would be interesting to see if he can send in crosses (since he’s right footed). This would make even more sense if we go with Stanisic at RB (instead of Juranovic) as Stanisic doesn’t seem comfortable sending in crosses.
Hard to gauge this without a full strength squad (that includes Sosa and Perisic on the other side).
Curious to see how much width Sosa (LB) /Perisic (LW) /Juranovic (RB) /Orsic (RW) would provide to our central midfielders.
If we want more talent out there, then we can sub out Orsic at RW for Majer, and if we want better defense we can sub out Juranovic at RB for Stanisic.
I don’t think Pasalic deserves the bench at all. He has scored 3 more goals than Orsic in arguably a more difficult league, and he has more goals than Orsic internationally. I don’t agree at all. Orsic looked terrible this game very out of place, provided absolutely nothing to be honest.
It cannot be on Dalic all the time, sometimes the players have to step up. In some ways I would agree that the first half was terrible overal if not for Brozovic, Erlic and Sutalo, the results would have been much worse. But it’s really thanks to those three.
Pasalic got the game winner, and it is not his first time doing something like this for us. So that needs to recognized. His stats two seasons on a row show for it.
Awful starting eleven to start the game.
Starting a central midfielder at RW (Ivanušec) who’s had an off year was an obviously bad move.
Also…Jakić provides nothing that Brozović doesn’t already provide. He’s a fringe National Team player that probably shouldn’t be on the team.
Pašalić is only useful when he has someone create for him. There’s never any reason why he should ever play, unless you have guys like Modrić, Kovačić or Majer playing behind him.
Pašalić was crap the first half because he had guys like Jakić trying to create for him.
We were lucky not to be down a few goals with a lineup like that.
The second half was obviously much better.
We added the creativity, and Pašalić gets the goal as a result.
Stanišić probably got himself the starting RB spot.
Juranovic simply cannot defend. Unless he’s absolutely amazing offensively, there’s no point in ever playing him.
Šime Vrsaljko made some pretty unforgivable mistakes. He almost (acccidentally).
set up a beautiful goal for the opposition.
Stanišić is pretty decent as a defender and is no slouch offensively. The only drawback is he doesn’t send in crosses, but if he continues to defend well and make disciplined forward passes, then the starting RB spot should be his.
Fair enough there may be some things Pasalic could improve upon. But the argument that people have to create for him isn’t a good one to keep him off the team. Otherwise Kramaric, Musa, and Budimir shouldn’t get the call up on that premise.
Look, some the agents here do not make sense. For God’s sake the guy won us the game, he put us back in the game with Spain in the Euro. None of this counts for you???
What are our biggest faults upfront that people have been discussing prior to the UNL?? One as I remember is that we do not have a decent poacher, Pasalic solves that issue. Paired with Budimir I think they would both do well.
Current thoughts on a healthy staring 11
I like many here really enjoyed the back 2 partnership of Erlic and Sutalo.. it’s one game only a decent one but we have to see if this is the real deal still…. I believe that the first lineup above Is the most balanced we can get… many here say Juranovic is a liability at RB… yes he is small but I wouldn’t mind him at all as a RW in a 3-5-2 once Perisic retires and Sosa takes over the LW position…. I believe this is where Dalic is confused now.. transitioning to 3-5-2 is to me the right move but we have not figured our striker or forward pairings yet and I don’t think we will till after WC2022… but I do see where he is going with it…
Our back line is really gaining some depth and headaches for DALIC and good ones of course!
An attacking line up that I would like to see.. YES Perisic striker Sosa and Juranovic wingers! Toss up with ERLIC and SUTALO.. I’ll take the experienced SerieA DEFENDER first!(in a back four currently have them both start) I like DCC & POGRANCIC as current subs meaning VIDA AND LOVREN may have to retire before WC..I don’t think Dalic will do it but it is the right call in my eyes.. they can still offer but we have better options currently and I thank them for all they have done for the VATRENI!
=U= Go back in your parents basement and wait for your mother’s to make ustipke cos atleast 3 quarters of you guys are on here are lost , hooray for the day we won or is it we suck we lost don’t play him , go fuck off with your unexperienced mozaks about Croatia, Hrvatska ,the first sign of a fight you run under mama’s kotula , Come on Hecegovci where are my real Hrvati……..
So what’s the deal and mystery behind Luka Sucic not getting start, I understand that they are protecting him to not ruin his confidence, my best guess and estimation is they want to see him transfer to a better league and see what he does? Thoughts?
I agree with that one, I think he would have been better to start rather than Orsic based how Orsic played the entire game.
Here’s my biggest 2 take aways from this game besides having a lights out, 100% intensity 2nd half. That’s also because Modric and Kova came into the match. They made all the difference in 45 minutes.
1. Erlic is looking awfully good on the backline. He’s only 24 years old and has had a fantastic first two matches with the Croatia senior squad. Did well against a France B-squad and was solid against Denmark A-squad today. Sutalo solid as well. Mix in Gvardiol, Sosa, and an in-form Juranovic and we may have something cooking here in 5 months on defense.
2. Ivanusec, Jakic, and Pasalic looked like complete crap in the 1st half. Pasalic obviously leveled that out with his goal so he made amends. But these are games where I’d like to see fringe players like Jakic and Ivanusec play at 120%. Just didn’t see it. A bit disappointing. And that’s why they were taken off.
We played with our C-squad today and got the result. Should be interesting to see what happens in Paris on Monday. Then summer break!
I have to admit, Livakovic had a great game. The guy still makes me nervous. Modric ran around the Danish defense like he was 21. I forgot who he put the brakes on, but even the Danish fans stopped to applause.
re: Vrsaljko flopped in the box when Denmark scored in front of net in the 1st half. There wasn’t much contact. A couple calls went against the Danes. If the script was flipped today, we would all be on fire right now and this board would be melting. Nonetheless, that’s how it goes. Nice little win for us. But it’s still UNL.
I don’t think Pasalic is part of the C squad, he has scored a few decent goals for Croatia. He put us back in the game against Spain, and won us the game here against Denmark. He deserves more than that.
Don’t get me wrong, Modric, Krama, and Stanisic made a huge difference coming in. And I am including Stanisic in the mix he wasn’t quite at all when he came on he was moving the ball really well.
I would also say Livakovic had good game, but there were some mistakes.
Vrsaljko, Vida, Lovren these players need to go, retirement kicked off the team one way or the other. Dalic needs to grow a pair.
Ivanusec I just don’t see it, Orsic had a bad game too. The problem is that they do not have the capacity to play these positions. They are not strong midfielders. You see it in Dinamo since Majer left, noone really took over that role despite the fact that Dinamo won.
Even though I hesitant at first about him, I think Budimir should be the main striker he has more of a presence than Krama, I prefer Krama when there are two up front and he has someone like Budimir next to him.
What have I learned here, just how important Modric is to our team the guy exceptional and continues to be so There can be no doubting why he has vented himself in that position.
Lots of pundits are saying Sutalo is the MOTM. I didn’t watch nothing except some few highlights.
Was he real good fellas who watched the game?
He was that good!
He was exceptional, for a British pundit to say he was really I pressed that says a lot.
He had a very good game.
Awesome. Thank you
Pašalić is good for a goal for both Croatia and Atalanta.
I am for happy for all these boys to have the opportunity to play in Paris with France needing to come out on fire.
It will be World Cup intensity in a hostile environment.
I pray Dalic plays all the horses to start.
Majer will have point to prove.
Gvardiol and Perišić will ne missed.
Forgive me but ZERO wingers have impressed me enough to forget about Ante Rebić.
For once I am happy with the changes Dalic made and he made at the start of the half. Finally good choices, all three of Modric, Kovacic, and Stanisic were fantastic choices. I hope he continues with this.
Erlic and Sutalo need to start please. They played exceptional all game.
Pasalic, again with a goal. He has doing well, I really felt the opportunity against Austria should have been a goal,but I guess it happens where players can have an off day.
Brozovic did really well, based and what he had helping him.
Ivanusec and Orsic cannot and must not play those positions. Orsic is a winger at best, he is not a midfielder I am sorry it’s not in him to do. Livaja would do better in that role in my view, but they are both far too forward thinking to be played in those positions.
I liked the press of Budimir better than Kramaric personally. Krama isn’t a number 9 to me even tho I like him as a supporting forward.
Livakovic I am on the fence about I just don’t know what to make of him, but we really do not have a goalie in my view, so we need a solid Defence
The defence needs to be Gvardiol, Sosa, Sutalo, Erlic…from what we saw today.
On the 7th day God created Luka, and then rested, for all was good.
The shakiest shutout by a keeper I’ve ever seen.
I’ve seen dolphins at sea world who are better at grasping the ball in the air!
Even his save was embellished it wasn’t that difficult for any half decent goalie.
The announcer was raving about sutalo on my stream.
It’s early but if his partnership with Erlic gels what do we do with gvardiol and or sosa.
A nice problem to have.
Lovren and vida must both acknowledge that their time is close to done…I wish one of them would announce their retirement from the national team sooner than later.
It’s incredible how things change once Luka steps foot out their it’s like he’s a magician putting the other team in a trance …mind blowing!
I agree that Livakovic is not super confident in net but to be honest who replaces him. Ivusic wasn’t super against Austria. I dunno Livakovic may be the only option we have really. I think we have to hope that he starts showcasing a bit more and doing a bit better.
In fairness this game wasn’t terrible for him he did pretty well from what I saw, save a few mistakes but that happens to the best of keepers sometimes.
In his defence it was shutout despite not the greatest of shutouts for him.
I was gonna put a couple bucks on Hrvatska at a cool +340 then came to this board and the pre-game mood made me chicken out. Jebemu.
Struggled in the first half, but when Modric and Kovacic came on it made a huge difference in us going forward. Josip Sutalo had an excellent match after two poor performances for our U 21. Erlic also had a good game. Stanisic played well, however a couple of defensive mistakes towards the end could have been costly. Livakovic was OK and I cannot see anyone else replacing him for the WC. There is talk that Lazio is keen on signing him ? Jakic, Orsic and Ivanusec did not show much.
Would love it if he moved there and didn’t get any starts. Dalić usually stands by his word that guys not getting first team football won’t start.
Great result, the defence played great!
Stanisic. Sutalo. Gvardiol. Sosa 🔥
Hopefully back line 2022 WC
Livakovic – made 1 save, otherwise bush league
Juranovic – defensive liability
Sutalo – very impressive, I really liked his composure with the ball, at least 6 or 7 times he took an extra second or step and waited for something to open up
Erlic – excellent
Vrsaljko – done
Brozovic – Brozovic
Jakic – disappointing, invisible
Orsic – stinks, sub only
Pasalic – poacher, a goal is a goal, but to me, painful to watch, so slow and lackadaisical defending
Ivanusec – awful, should never be called again
Kramaric – hard to judge, received no service, his little flick on resulted in a goal
Stanisic – error prone but I like his confidence, showed some nice composure both in defence and going forward
Vlasic – I truly hope this is the last time I assess him
Kovacic – Kovacic
Modric – words do not do him justice, we will sorely miss him
Budimir – battles hard, the goals will come
Becar, Pasalic does this routine day in and day out. He is a fantastic player. He just knows when to be there. I’ve said it for awhile now. Dude has a nose for goal and lurks around much like Eduardo did.
Pasalic is very important going forward for our team. Very important, starting Ir coming off the bench.
Dude just knows and gets it.
Pasalic is not a defender by nature bud, it’s not what he was on the team to do but he contributed which shows effort, so an A for effort for me.
Plus he basically won us the match. Should get a rating of 7 to 8.
Bingo. Pasalic is what he is and we must use him accordingly!
Mate1. We don’t need defenders. We need pop at the right time. Dude always wins
It is funny but as I was reading both of your comments, I was thinking the exact same thing about Pasalic. The guy is not much of a creator and he does not defend well. He seems to go invisible for long spells in games. Then all of a sudden out of the blue, Pasalic is in the right place at the right time and pops up with a goal. He is not pretty to watch but you need a guy, who has a nose for the net. I think he is a very effective attacking midfielder or second striker. He is the guy that will come up with that timely goal when we need it most.
That’s just it tho. The guy isn’t a defender. That is like asking why didn’t Erlic score a goal. I mean if the guy did that’s great but it isn’t his first priority on the field.
It’s nice to see we have legit options on D now
Midfield is great at least for this year and probably next euro with what we have
Let’s roll pasalic out in striker role
Give it a go
Keeper.. pletikosa gonna step in;)
The stream iggy shared was pretty solid
Hesgoal sucks now. They don’t have any of the big games it seems
Anybody know where I can watch the France Croatia game?
Impressed with Sutalo and Erlic
Lots of poise and great anticipation.
They also controlled the areal battles.
Not bad, considering the injuries; Gvardiol, Perisic and Sosa. Also, one of our best players right now, Lovro Majer, didn’t even step on the field.
Denmark came out fully motivated today, while our boys look like they just want these games to end.
Our boys weren’t playing bad against Austria either until horrible defending allowed three quick goals.
Ever since the Euros, our boys have been playing great for the most part. The striker position is a problem and goalkeeping is a HUGE problem at the moment. Let’s try Pasalic as a #9 from now on.
I actually didn’t realize myself that half our team is basically missing.
When you consider that yeah I think we are doing pretty well, suddenly that game against France seems a bit better to me. Could have been a better result against Austria but it was the wrong game plan that was on Dalic.
First game World Cup:
Livakovic, Stanisic, Gvardiol, Sutalo, Juranovic – Brozovic, Modric, Kovacic – Majer, Pasalic, Perisic
What a difference that 2nd half was! Solid performance although, we are seriously lacking any creativity up front.
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Did majer not see any time?
Got to see more of him
Sucic nothing as well?
These two should be our future
France Austria tie
This is gonna be a tight finish to the group
With Perisic Back it changes so much
We all know how much of a presence he is
Fuck me we somehow got the win lol well done boys!
Ya I fear livakovic is gonna cement is number 1 position with I think 1 legit save
Ya it’s a small sample but erlic and sutalo super solid Got thrown out there against a top squad on the road
Stanisic looked solid
Course when luka and kova came in it changed stuff up
Missed the goal, and I know he missed some chances against Austria but as some of us see pasalic is probably our most legit poacher/striker type
My negativity worked we won hahaha. Congrats now lets go to paris and finally beat infideld france
Boy, as the Fonz would say I was w-r-r, but glad I was.
Livakovic is a joke – is Dalic blind ? Whether it be off side or not, the dude looks lost on when yo come out and cut down the angle and any balls in the air he pretty much fumbles 98% of them. This shits got to stop !
Pasalic is the closest thing we have to a stttiker. How many fucking times do I have to say this.
What a difference with Modric and Kovacic in the second half
Totally agree –
Been saying that since
So glad Pasalic wasn’t subbed. Lol.
Pasalic the poacher!!!!!!
YES YES YES!!!!
Why not play Sucic here? We need some creativity…Pasalic out Sucic in.
Ivanusec, Jakic and Pasalic out.
Modric, Majer and Sucic in.
Erlic and Sutalo are way better than Caleta Car or Vida. Solid additions.
Vrsaljko is out of form and Juranovic is playing out of position. They are doing better than I expected.
100% agree with this statement.
B team holding up!!
Well that was gross to watch
Tho sutalo a solid debut getting thrown into the fire also erlic looks solid again
Nice save by livakovic
Well by some miracle we arent losing which is great lol.
Austria leading France too?? Damn.. imagine if France got relegated lmao
Isnt france playing somewhat of an a team too?
Nice to see Sime back. Love his fight and he always plays with heart.
Sutalo has looked good this far.
Our B team is completely overmatched. This has been tough to watch.
Man that lineup is a real B team, we could get belted here
Post your stream links as they come, hvala puno
Who has a free stream for the states?
Besides Broz, all of these guys have something to prove, and can become starters if they show-up. I hope they are all hungry, and want to prove they deserve to wear this “sveti dres”.
Dalic fielded almost entirely a B team and Denmark went out guns firing with what is essentially their best XI
This is gonna be a real tough one
I like the lineup. If we all think on this site we have depth the. Let’s try it out?
In all honesty how do we know that Erlic and sutalo isn’t the best pairing with who’s available?
Vrsaljko is healthy let’s see what we got?
I like jakic starting where on the road we need a proper DM.
Modric just flew to Spain he’s not gonna start. Kova already played a lot. Perisic isn’t there.
Sosa and barisic aren’t available.
So to be fair with all that being said the lineup isn’t bad. Maybe I’d start Vlasic instead of Ivanusec.
Vlasic Sucic, Budimir Majer and Brekalo prolly subs that go in 2nd half.
I guess he out speedy players to run and play counterattack and hope for a draw sucic should see game action the cb partnership is gonna be shaky imo basically debut and second cap. Wow if we pull of a draw ill be happy
Sučić on the bench … ffs 🤦
If we dont conceed early will be close game if we conceed i predict 3 1 denmark im being negative so everytime im positive opposite happens so lets be negative hahah
I see guys on here predicting a Croatia win. Seriously? Even with their A team, with Modric, Perisic, Gvardiol and others playing, it would be tough to beat Denmark away. Denmark has been one of the top teams in Europe since we played them in the World Cup. They may have won the whole Euro last year if the fix wasn’t in with the bs call against England in the semis. If Croatia starts the B team, I just hope they don’t get embarassed.
Juranovic is best U12 -or U11- he’s slow and bloody out of position- get him off the field- Livakovic is a nice kid but a lousy goalmen- ide kuci, mali
Since Fox is not showing this one, does anyone have any online links to the game? Thanks!
HRVATSKA: Livaković – Vrsaljko, Erlić, Šutalo, Juranović – Brozović, Jakić – Ivanušec, Pašalić, Oršić – Kramarić. Izbornik: Zlatko Dalić according to sn they leaked the lineup
I like this better than the one Ante posted. We need Brozović to anchor the midfield and compensate for our inexperienced defense.
pretty balanced lineup 4-2-3-1:
If this is the lineup its not too bad. I guess pasalic can challenge for airballs. JJ has played LB many times before. In theory erlic and sutalo should complement each other well. Ivanusec has been very poor the last time he played for the repka and doesn’t have the best cross, hes not really a winger but hes kinda quick so it might work.
I’m a bit nervous today playing a well organized Denmark. I do think if Croatia give 100% we get a win. 2-1 Croatia 🇭🇷 🔥💪
Ante, I hope you are wrong in regards to the starting line up ? I would not rest any of our regulars including Modric. Two matches left, after which they can go on holidays. We need to play our strongest possible team against Denmark and try to win the match to enhance our chances of at least finishing third in our group. People keep on talking about playing Musa ? last I read he had Covid and is not with the team ?
On another subject, later today a big match in our U 21 group with Finland at home to Norway. We need Finland to win, for us to qualify as group winners. A draw and Norway will need to beat Azerbajan in their last match at home by 3 goals to come first on goal difference.
Didn’t Musa test positive over a week ago?
I assume he would be fine to be with the team now, and let’s face it, he’d probably be fine to play. Livaja was partying and drinking at the Grdović concert while he had Covid. Doubt these guys are actually sick enough where it impacts their play.
We have the same problems as we did last year at euros no cb partnership established no right winger no cf. And shaky keepers.
I have no idea about this game, it could go very badly for us but hopefully we can get something at least.
Denmark has a lot of EPL guys. Not superstars, but guys that play (even if these EPL teams are Brentford and Crystal Palace).
They like to play offensively and they work hard.
If we roll out some hungry players (who are looking to secure a spot) then we could easily beat them.
But it depends on whether or not Dalic picks the right players, and can get them motivated to show up.
Modric always shows up, but I guess we want to rest him.
Kovacic would probably do well, as he’s probably played several of these guys before.
Would be good to get Sucic in there, and maybe see if Musa can get his head on a Sosa cross.