Alen Halilović finally got his first goal of the tournament. Croatia still lost.
In an almost must-win game for the Croatian U-17 team, the mini Vatreni lost 2-1 to Uzbekistan in their World Cup group finale which will likely see them bow out of the tournament without moving onto the group stage. With all eyes on Dinamo Zagreb’s prized teenager, Alen Halilović finally got his first goal of the tourney in the 1st half when he made a move on the right side of the box and slid the ball inside the left post with his right foot. The goal equalized the game but Uzbekistan would score the winner in the 79th minute to all but knock Croatia out of the tournament. The only way they could move on as one of the best 3rd place teams is if both Mexico and Iran lose on Friday.