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Super Eagles Foes Croatia Claim Comeback Win Over Senegal

Super Eagles Foes Croatia Claim Comeback Win Over Senegal

By James Agberebi:

Croatia rounded off their preparations ahead of the 2018 World Cup on a winning note following a 2-1 comeback win at home against Senegal on Friday.

In action for Croatia were regulars like Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Dejan Lovren, Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic while Sadio Mane, Idrissa Gueye, Kalidou Koulibaly featured for Senegal who are also Russia-bound.

Ismaila Sarr gave Senegal the lead in the 48th minute before Perisic drew Croatia level on 63 minutes.

And with 12 minutes remaining, Andrej Kramaric scored the winning goal to give Croatia the morale boosting win heading to the World Cup.

In their last friendly against Brazil on Sunday at Anfield, Croatia lost 2-0 with the duo of Neymar and Roberto Firmino scoring for the four-time World Cup champions.

The win against Senegal means Croatia won two and lost two of their four friendly games.

Croatia will take on the Super Eagles of Nigeria on June 16 in their opening game at this year’s World Cup.

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  • u-best 3 years ago

    Nothing too special about Croatia, if only SE can play without respecting names I see SE going far, some Africa teams do always have inferior complex playing team with big name players changing & adopting weaker formations Liverpool did it in UEFA without big name before Salah & Mane was discovered,our junior teams also did same even recently Eagle B  did it against ATM. God bless Nigeria & good luck ahead

  • Patrick 3 years ago

    The Croatian national team has world class midfieldes but the team can be defeated .our coach must select players on the basis of form . names don’t play football. Why bench ebuehi when he is better than shehu abdulahi.why play ighalo if he is fumbling.simmy can play ighalo position.