Iceland vs Croatia Preview

Iceland vs Croatia

Competition – FIFA World Cup

Stadium – Rostov Arena

Date: 26th June 2018

Kick-off time – 19:00 GMT

This group is another one that remains open and with both games being played at the same time, it will be interesting to see who goes through and who goes home.

Iceland qualified for their first ever World Cup and they have not been disappointing thus far.

They held Argentina to 1-1 a draw in their very first game, equalizing after Sergio Aguero scored and even saving a Lionel Messi penalty.

Their second game ended in a surprising 2-0 loss to Nigeria who outran and outplayed them for most of the 90 minutes.

They now have to win by two goals here and hope that Nigeria and Argentina play out a goalless draw for them to make the next round.

Croatia have already qualified for the next round after beating both Argentina and Nigeria.

They started their campaign with a 2-0 win over the Super Eagles, however, it was in their second match that they really turned on the style with a 3-0 win over Argentina, which sent Argentina’s camp into meltdown.

They need to avoid losing here to top the group, however, that will be tougher than most people expect as they have already lost to Iceland before when they finished second behind the tiny nation in qualification games.

Croatia are favourites with bookmakers to make it 3 wins from 3.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Iceland

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Nigeria 2-0 Iceland 22 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
D Argentina 1-1 Iceland 16 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
D Iceland 2-2 Ghana 7 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
L Iceland 2-3 Norway 2 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
L Iceland 1-3 Peru 28 Mar, 2018 International Friendly

Croatia

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Argentina 0-3 Croatia 21 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
W Croatia 2-0 Nigeria 16 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
W Croatia 2-1 Senegal 8 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
L Brazil 2-0 Croatia 3 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
W Mexico 0-1 Croatia 28 Mar, 2018 International Friendly
H2H
No previous meetings between these two sides.

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