Croatia vs Nigeria World Cup 2018 Russia Group D Match

Posted on March 23, 2018, 9:39 am
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The upcoming episode of FIFA World Cup 2018 is going to be hosted at Russia where Croatia and Nigeria are also going to take part. Croatia vs Nigeria match are placed in group D with two other teams named Argentina and Iceland. Top two teams will qualify for the round of last sixteen.

Croatia Vs Nigeria World Cup 2018 Russia Group D Match

So, Including Argentina, both Croatia and Nigeria are the top rated three teams and two of them has the maximum chance to qualify for the playoff event. Now, as stated by the schedule, Croatia and Nigeria are going to play against each other in next 16th June, 2018 which will be the 8th match of the tournament and 2nd match of the group. Let’s see their upcoming match details below.

Croatia Vs Nigeria

  • Match Between – Croatia Vs Nigeria
  • Date – 16th June, 2018
  • Kick Off – 21:00 KALT (UTC+2)
  • Day – Saturday
  • Arena – Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
  • Seats Capacity – 35,212
  • Address – Tushino, Moscow
  • Tournament – FIFA World Cup 2018
  • Match No. – 8th

World Cup 2018 Fixtures

Group D Match Croatia vs Nigeria. Read Full Fixtures 

Head To Head Croatia vs Nigeria : 

 Nigeria and Croatia did not play against each other earlier. So, there are no previous head to head battle statistics between them available. Upcoming match in FIFA World Cup 2018 will be their first match and let’s see which team will win the match.

Super Eagles

Nigeria full team Squad for FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia

Francis Uzoho (GK), Daniel Akpeyi (GK), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (GK), Elderson Echiejile (DF), Kenneth Omeruo (DF), Shehu Abdullahi (DF), William Troost-Ekong (DF), Leon Balogun (DF), Stephen Eze (DF), Ola Aina (DF), Chidozie Awaziem (DF), Tyronne Ebuehi (DF), Brian Idowu (DF), John Obi Mikel (MF & Captain), Ogenyi Onazi (MF), Moses Simon (MF), John Ogu (MF), Joel Obi (MF), Wilfred Ndidi (MF), Oghenekaro Etebo (MF), Uche Henry Agbo (MF), Ahmed Musa (FW), Victor Moses (FW), Odion Ighalo (FW), Kelechi Iheanacho (FW), Alex Iwobi (FW), Gabriel Okechukwu (FW), Junior Ajayi (FW).

Nigeria Football Coach

  • Manager – Gernot Rohr (Germany)

South Africa Soccer

Expected Nigeria Best XI for the match against Croatia Team

  1. Ikechukwu Ezenwa (GK)
  2. Stephen Eze (DF)
  3. Leon Balogun (DF)
  4. Ola Aina (DF)
  5. Chidozie Awaziem (DF)
  6. John Obi Mikel (MF & Captain)
  7. Wilfred Ndidi (MF)
  8. Joel Obi (MF)
  9. Victor Moses (FW)
  10. Kelechi Iheanacho (FW)
  11. Alex Iwobi (FW)

Nigeria National Team

Current Playing Formation of Nigeria team  4 – 4 – 2

Croatia Football Squad

Dominik Livakovic (GK), Lovre Kalinic (GK), Danijel Subasic (GK), Vedran Corluka (DF), Domagoj Vida (DF), Ivan Strinic (DF), Sime Vrsaljko (DF), Josip Pivaric (DF), Tin Jedvaj (DF), Zoran Nizic (DF), Luka Modric (MF & Captain), Ivan Rakitic (MF), Ivan Perisic (MF), Mateo Kovacic (MF), Milan Badelj (MF), Marcelo Brozovic (MF), Marko Rog (MF), Mario Pasalic (MF), Filip Bradaric (MF), Mario Mandzukic (FW), Nikola Kalinic (FW), Andrej Kramaric (FW), Marko Pjaca (FW), Duje Cop (FW), Ante Rebic (FW).

Croatia Coach

Current  Managing Staff of Croatia

  • Head Coach – Zlatko Dalic
  • Assistant Coach – Ivica Olic/ Drazen Ladic
  • Goalkeeping Coach – Marjan Mrmic
  • Fitness Coach – Leonard Sovina

Croatian National Soccer Team

National soccer team Croatia Best XI for world Cup 2018 Russia

  1. Danijel Subasic (GK)
  2. Domagoj Vida (DF)
  3. Ivan Strinic (DF)
  4. Sime Vrsaljko (DF)
  5. Tin Jedvaj (DF)
  6. Luka Modric (MF & Captain)
  7. Ivan Rakitic (MF)
  8. Ivan Perisic (MF)
  9. Marcelo Brozovic (MF)
  10. Mario Mandzukic (FW)
  11. Nikola Kalinic (FW)

Croatia Football

FIFA World cup 2018 Playing Formation of Croatia  4 – 3 – 3

World Cup Football Games

Prediction Croatia vs Nigeria match : It seems very tough to describe the favourite team between Croatia and Nigeria. Both are strong and almost same rated and though it will be their first head to head battle and so, it’s hard to predict the winner. But now, we are considering their recent statistics and see Nigeria has the ability to win against Croatia. So, the prediction is – Croatia 1 – 2 Nigeria.

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