New Croatian interim manager Niko Kovač was all business Monday afternoon in Switzerland upon finding out who Croatia would challenge for one of four last UEFA World Cup berths….and it was the lowest ranked team in the draw: ICELAND. HNS president Davor Šuker grinned when the two teams were drawn.
Iceland will host on Friday, November 15th, with the return leg in Croatia on November 19th.
In the other three European ties, it will be:
Portugal vs Sweden, Greece vs Romania and Ukraine vs. France.
This is the boost the Croatian national team needed in order to get back on the right track. They have been playing horribly and still shouldn’t take an Iceland team, who has never reached a major tournament, lightly. But as a Croatian fan, you have to be ecstatic today. Not just do you draw Iceland, but you avoid France and Sweden.