Croatia midfielder makes confession about Super Eagles - FCNaija

World Cup 2018 By: Ayodeji Tunde | 02/12/2017

Ahead of their opening group game at the Russia 2018 World Cup, Croatia midfielder, Mateo Kovačić has made a big confession about African teams and by extension, the Super Eagles.


In Russia, the Super Eagles’ first match will be against Croatia at the 35,000 –capacity Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday, 16th June 2018 at 9pm (Kaliningrad time) and Kovačić submits that African teams are always tricky to play against.

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Kovačić plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and he is usually deployed as a central midfielder or deep-lying playmaker, but he is considered to be a versatile midfielder, having played in different positions and adapted to playing them well.

Croatia had to qualify through a play –off, in which they dismissed Greece.

 In that country’s first –ever outing at the FIFA World Cup, Croatia surprised all by taking the bronze medals, powered by Davor Suker. But the country has failed to make it out of the group phase in her three appearances in the finals since then.