The Croatia team was one of the great revelations of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they reached the final – which they lost to France – and with Luka modric in the lead, named best player of the tournament.
Little has changed since that feat and the selection of cadres appears at the European appointment with renewed illusions and with the same ’10’ at the head of the team.
Croatia has been framed in Group D together with England, Scotland and the Czech Republic. Despite the challenge, they are the top favorites.
The Real Madrid midfielder is the top star of his country and the leader of the midfield that led Croatia to the final of the 2018 World Cup. This year he has been key in the white team despite the absence of titles and, at doors of turning 36, has shown that his talent is still intact.
The coach, who took over the reins of the national team in 2017, before the successful World Cup in Russia, knew how to give the Croatian team the necessary character to face the biggest players. He has before him the great challenge of changing history and achieving the first title in the history of Croatia in a tournament where his best historical classification is the quarter-finals.