Croatia vs Denmark Today’s Soccer Prediction
Only against the hosts and the eventual world champion France Croatia was eliminated at that time. In the end, they were even third.This triumphal procession was so far a unique thing, after the World Championships in 2002, 2006 and 2014 each after the preliminary round was over. But now everything could be different.The task is certainly a lot more difficult than it sounds. This is also known in the camp of the Croats, who strive above all to slow down the expectations and longings of their homeland.
“We should stay on the ground and not be euphoric,” warns clock and captain Luka Modric. His coach Zlatko Dalic adds: “We must remain calm and humble.”
Easier said than done, because after all, the Croats after the achievements so far from the outsider tip have become a serious title contender.In the World Cup qualifier, he was named head coach two days before the final match day and still led the team to the World Cup. And now he is about to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.And everyone’s asking themselves: how can a coaching Nobody like him, who turns the star troupe into a working entity that is playing successfully and well now? “He has given us the necessary peace of mind and self-confidence,” says Modric.These players should also ensure that the miracle of 1998 should now be repeated.All verbal laurel wreaths are worthless when the Croats are thrown out of the tournament by the Danes. Dalic knows: “The moment of truth comes against Denmark.”In addition, the coach-Nobody explains: “Denmark is similar to Iceland – very disciplined, they have a good character and two, three individually strong players.”However, the Danes in the preliminary round.
Denmark was the beneficiary of the constellation on Matchday 3. One point was enough for the promotion to the second round. How convenient that the French also a point for the group win enough. Logical consequence: a draw.So it came that the Danes of the French half of the game came close only when kicked off, otherwise the duty was fulfilled. “We wanted to reach the round of 16, that’s what we did,” said Denmark coach Age Hareide.After the three partly disappointing performances, “Danish Dynamite” should finally explode.The balance between the Croats and the Danes, however, is significantly more balanced: From the previous five matches were ever two victories and a draw.However, the last duel has been going on for a long time – that was in June 2004. At that time, Croatia won 2-1.