Ivan Rakitic’s oppression has taken its toll on Barcelona and Croatia

Hope Soto
November 18, 2018

Just 130 days after breaking English hearts in Moscow, Zlatko Dalic's men arrive at Wembley for a winner-takes-all clash that will send the victor through to the inaugural Finals next summer.

A tame first half was followed by a frantic second as Croatia were twice pegged back by a rampant Spain side, Dani Ceballos levelling after Andrej Kramaric's opener, before a Sergio Ramos penalty cancelled out Jedvaj's first global goal. They've already done that in getting to a semi-final but they can't sit there and say we were the team along with 1990 who got to the semi-final. Semi-finals will be played before the UEFA Nations League final.

'I'll try to get the best from my players'.

"We've added more depth to the squad, in terms of some more young players emerging, more competition for places". I think there's been periods in both of those matches where each team has the upper hand.

The World Cup finalists go into their final group stage match of the Nations League with everything to play for.

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Tin Jedvaj was the surprise hero as Croatia beat Spain 3-2 last night to keep the group alive, with the Bayer Leverkusen right-back filling in on the left and ending up scoring twice - including the last-gasp victor.

"I remember Slaven having a fantastic impact with the team", Southgate said. "They will be pushing for more".

'Tomorrow we will play how we know we can play.

Joe Gomez and Luke Shaw come back into contention on Sunday after missing Thursday's 3-0 friendly win against the United States through injury - a match when Southgate rotated with an eye on this captivating duel. "To be around them and see how they have developed and see how Gareth is coaching them is great".

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