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Success for the Croatian national team has become a part of their past it would seem. They didn’t qualify for the 2010 South Africa World Cup and haven’t progressed further than the group stages in any World Cup tournament this century. However, the 2018 Russia World Cup looks more promising for them. Their side is rich in exciting players that impress in their respective leagues. Players such as Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modrić are a threat to any side so it should be no surprise that Croatia do well in the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Something to admire about the Croatian side is not only the adoration received from the Croatian people but by football neutrals across the globe as well. Due to the nature of their players they’re a team that are widely respected, therefore the opportunity to buy cheap Croatia tickets are highly sought after.
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Croatia had to rely on a play-off in order to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. A clinical performance in the first leg of their play-off against Greece ensured Croatia will be in Russia next year after an indifferent qualification campaign that saw them finish behind Iceland in hotly contested Group I. Any team featuring Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic should never be written off and the appointment of Zlatko Dalic after the sacking of Ante Cacic in October appears to have had the required effect and rejuvinated the squad. The former under-21 assistant coach is expected to be offered a permanent contract to lead the team at the World Cup but must find a way to get the best out of an ageing squad.
Croatia found themselves in a competitive group and they will be pleased to have reached the finals in Russia, their fifth appearance at a World Cup. Croatia won six of their ten matches, losing two and drawing two to finish the group in second place ahead of Ukraine, Turkey, Finland and Kosovo. Mario Mandzukic finished as the nation's leading scorer with five goals, which included a hat-trick againt Kosovo in October 2016.
Croatia were semi-finalista in France in 1998 and have failed to eclipse that feat since. They failed to progress beyond the group stage at Korea/Japan 2002, Germany 2006 and Brazil 2014, while they did not even qualify for South Africa 2010. A 4-1 win over Greece in their European play-off ensured they didn't miss out this time, a route they needed to take four years ago in which they beat the side they finished behind in Group I this time around - Iceland.
Croatia will be looking to advance from the group stages and then will be looking to spring a couple of surprises along the way. They have plenty of experience in their ranks and this may work in their favour in Russia. Football Ticket Pad will have tickets available for some of Croatia's biggest matches, including the group stages and knockout rounds all the way to the showpiece World Cup final.
Croatia will take a talented squad but ageing with them to the 2018 Russia World Cup. They have a chance of going far this summer. with some star players at the peak of their international careers. Experienced captain Darijo Srna will be accompanied by the likes of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic as Croatia look to bounce back from the disappointment of the finals in Brazil in 2014.
Croatia have a squad capable of challenging the best in the world and on their day they can be a real force. Croatia could easily advance into the knockout rounds with a favourable group and we have identified some of the key Croatia players to look out for having secured your Croatia Euro 2016 tickets from Football Ticket Pad
Without a shadow of doubt, Croatia's star man in Luka Modric. The playmaker is a vital cog in the Croatia team and pulls the strings from midfield with his vision and creativity. The Real Madrid man will have a vital role to play this summer and if he is given time to pick a pass he will be able to hurt teams this summer at 2018 World Cup. Modric looks set to be given a free role in midfield which will allow him to surge forward at every opporunity and provide assistance to the Croatia strikers. Unlike previous years, Modric has got two world class midfield partners in the middle of midfield in the shape of Mateo Kovacic and Ivan Rakitic which will allow Modric to express himself and play with more freedom.
Juventus' striker Mario Mandzukic may also have a say when it comes to goals for Croatia this summer. The forward has plenty of international experience and was a key man at Euro 2012 for Croatia. Despite getting knocked out at the Group Stage, Mandzukic has scored three goals in three games before Croatia were eliminated and still remains a prolific threat at 31 years of age. Mandzukic was their top scorer in qualifying and he will be Croatia main threat at Russia 2018. He is a real threat in the air and his experience will make him a useful asset to Croatia this summer.
One to watch out for
The 23-year old Mateo Kovacic is becoming a important player for Croatia after first appearing for his country in 2014. Kovacic talent was soon spotted and was signed by Spanish giants, Real Madrid two seasons ago. Kovacic is nicknamed 'The Professor' due to his impressive dribbling ability and tenacity in midfield. Many would argue he is the complete player and at the age of 23, Kovacic still has a lot to offer and looks set to become a key player for Croatia at 2018 World Cup in Russia. Ivan Perisic is another star to watch out for, He is a real danger on the wing and his talent has led to the likes of Manchester United to enquire about his services to Inter Milan.
Alen Halilovic. The young attacking midfielder has rather flatteringly been dubbed 'the new Messi' as he looks to stamp him mark on the international stage. Halilovic became the yougest ever player to play for his country after making his debut against Portugal in 2013 aged 16. The Hamburg midfielder is currently on loan at Las Palmas and has an impressive turn of pace and is capable of using either foot. The Dubrovnik born player is devastating when running at defenders and Croatia will look to play to his strengths at 2018 World Cup in Russiathis summer as his stock in European football continues to rise.
You can buy your Croatia World Cup tickets from Football Ticket Pad today to see if Croatia can advance to the knockout rounds. Purchasing your tickets from Football Ticket Pad has never been easier and a variety of Croatia tickets are available for all of their Group Stage fixtures and knockout round fixtures if they progress.
Croatia 2018 World Cup Fixtures
Croatia could be something of a dark horse this summer at the 2018 World Cup and Croatia tickets could provide fans with fantastic value for their money. There are some great prices listed for some matches in the early rounds of the competiton and a every chance that fans searching for Croatia tickets could be bagging a bargain. The World Cup is a truly unique competiton and thousands of fans will be decending upon Russia to support their nation. World Cup tickets are always in high demand and fans from all over the world, including neutral fans will be looking to catch a Croatia match and watch some of their world-class stars in action like Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic.
Take a look at some of the Croatia games that will be available to buy, including all of their group stage matches. Keep an eye on Football Ticket Pad for any last minute deals and package options with VIP Hospitality tickets available online. We will also have games available to buy World Cup tickets in the knockout stages if Croatia advance from their group.