Croatia is with Belgium favorite for winning A group. Croatia is 9th on world, last few years whole time in top 10 but now come new coach Stimac who was never real coach. He was few games on bench at Zagreb and Cibalia and he wanted to become president on HNS (Croatian Football Association) and there was Mamic’s man Markovic. Manny problems was in football, whole public wants Markovich retirement and Mamic finaly decide for that step. But he didnt want put Stimac for cahirman, he put Davor Suker. And this job we can said Stimac get to calm down…there are manny problems in croatian football (every year changing league format, bad referees, not investing nothing in football..) and not they are making joke of national team. They was (for the time of Markovic) almost all games in Zagreb, on Maksimir, now Stimac come and make first game in Split, fans bojcot game. Now they are back in Zagreb and here also fans will bojcot game. Stadium will be empty, they put expencive tickets and now they are giving them for free..
By names we have very strong team but now we dont have coach. As i said, Stimac newer was coach and he will not be. In first game he made totaly wrong tactic and recive 4 goals (at home) by Switzerland and there could be much mure worse. Defence is not good, Lovren injured, Corluka doubtful (probably will play but not full fit). That are two standard defenders. Left back is bad, Kranjac not in form, Vukojevic not playing right now and main layer Modric cannot play more than 60 minuted (Mourinho comes too look him). True, Rakitic, Srna and Mandzukic standard goog and playing but 2nd striker will be probably Eduardo which is always good in NT but not playing in Sahtar.
We always had problems and tight games with them, i expect another one. I would like to be different, easy win but as all problems we haw..
Pletikosa, Srna, Strinić, Šimunić, Ćorluka, Rakitić, Vukojević, Perišić, Modrić, Eduardo, Mandžukić
Pačkovski, Georgievski, Šikov, Noveski, Popov, Šumulikoski, Tasevski, Ibraimi, Pandev, Tričkovski, Ristić