Croatia have reached the final stage of the 2018 world Cup.
In a reciprocal butt match of the qualifying tournament, the Croats on the road played a draw with Greece (0:0).
The first game in Zagreb ended with the score 4:1 in favor of the home team.
Note that the meeting Piraeus midfielder of “Spartacus” Mario Pasalic spent on the bench.
Thus, the team led by Zlatko Galicia became the 28th member of the final stage of the world championship.
Earlier in the 2018 world Cup were: Russia (hosts), England, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Iran, Spain, Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, Portugal, France, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Panama, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia and Switzerland.
The upcoming world Cup in Russia will be the fifth for Croatia. In 1998, the Croats have become bronze medalists of the world Cup in France.
Greece – Croatia – 0:0
Greece: Karnezis, Torosidis, Manolas, Papastathopoulos, Recos, Convict, Tziolis, Tachtsidis, Bacasmas (Amniotes, 59), Christodoulopoulos (Fortune, 59), Mitroglou (Pelkas, 80).
Croatia: Subašić, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Mandzukic, Brozović, Rakitic, Modric (Mitrovic, 90+1), Perisic (Rebić, 86).Kalinic (Kramaric, 78).
Warning: Tachtsidis, 24.
Referee: Kuipers (Holland).
12 Nov. Piraeus. The Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.
The first match – 1:4