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Coasterfreek
26 Jun 18, 21:08
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Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
1/7/18
21:00 local time, 19:00 CEST


Croatia's last 3 results
Croatia - Nigeria 2 - 0
Argentina - Croatia 0 - 3
Iceland - Croatia 1 - 2

Denmark's last 3 results
Peru - Denmark 0 - 1
Denmark - Australia 1 - 1
Denmark - France 0 - 0

Mad Biscione
26 Jun 18, 21:19
Hrvatska!

crzdcolombian
26 Jun 18, 21:23
Hrvatska!

Croatia all day!!!

Come on EPL Persic and Bro need to go for 200 million as a pair. Or PSG.

Neymar for the pair + santon

CoolMan44
26 Jun 18, 23:24
Croatia are a much better team but I wouldn't be surprised to see them struggle as Denmark will surely play defensively.

Native
27 Jun 18, 03:13
Yeah this is gonna be a tough game with few goals... I hope Croatia pull through… More enjoyable to watch and dat flag ;)

Fapuccino
27 Jun 18, 03:37
Bookies are now giving Argentina equal to or better odds than Croatia to win the whole thing. Lmfao.

ADRossi
27 Jun 18, 04:45
Bookies are now giving Argentina equal to or better odds than Croatia to win the whole thing. Lmfao.

If Croatia had a real striker people would be busting nuts left and right over them

thatdude
27 Jun 18, 05:16
Shame Kalinic has completely fallen off. I thought he was a better fit for their style than Mandzukic

J..
27 Jun 18, 07:14
I hope Croatia is focused on their own game rather than defending Eriksen with 2 players as we experienced earlier in the tournament from Peru and Australia. That might give us a slim chance but Croatia is definetely the favourite.

monster09
27 Jun 18, 07:16
I hope Croatia is focused on their own game rather than defending Eriksen with 2 players as we experienced earlier in the tournament. That might give us a slim chance but Croatia is definetely the favourite.

Don't think that will be case. Croatia are arguably the best team in world cup this year and they have taken the game to opposition in every game. Don't think it will be any different against Denmark.

J..
27 Jun 18, 07:35
What will not be the case? The underdog do always have a chance. Remember Euro '92? ;) I think Croatia will be focused on their attacking part of the game and by that I hope Denmark will be able to have one or two chances by counter attacking. Eriksen is great in terms of freekicks and cornerkicks which is great with the amount of tall players we have. That will be our best chance.

As said Croatia is clearly the favourite. 80-20 or 85-15 IMO.

monster09
27 Jun 18, 07:42
What will not be the case? The underdog do always have a chance. Remember Euro '92? ;) I think Croatia will be focused on their attacking part of the game and by that I hope Denmark will be able to have one or two chances by counter attacking. Eriksen is great in terms of freekicks and cornerkicks which is great with the amount of tall players we have. That will be our best chance.

As said Croatia is clearly the favourite. 80-20 or 85-15 IMO.

I meant 2 players defending Eriksen. I guess Croatia will dominate the game as they have very good players and midfield, Denmark lack that. So don't think man marking Eriksen will be an option for Croatia.

Yeah, Eriksen set pieces and also his long shots from outside the box are quality. Hopefully he will have a great game but with Croatia winning.

Edit: Not writing off Denmark btw, like you mentioned underdogs will always have chance, especially in these knock out games.

Glass box
27 Jun 18, 08:21
Croatia to win.

J..
27 Jun 18, 10:12
The difference between having class and being arrogant is clearly shown when the Croatian players talk about Denmark compared to France.

Pogba:
"Denmark is a very good team. They have quality players. But we are the Team of France and I know that they look at us a lot. They want to be first and so are we. The last match will be very good and very important."
Source: https://fr.onefootball.com/pogba-je-sais-quon-peut-le-faire/

Corluka:
"There are no easy opponents. Many think it's an easier opponent than the French, but when we look at how these smaller teams are playing, like Morocco, Iran ...".

Perisic:
"We have five days to analyze them well and prepare for all possible scenarios. We watched a little match between Denmark and France, as much as we could. A hard team, but we have today rested nine players, so I think it will be a lot better. We knew that they played only long balls."
Source: https://www.24sata.hr/sport/corluka-ne-zanimaju-me-drugi-igramo-za-sebe-i-za-nase-ljude-579752

Man, I hope Corluka and Perisic will be crying if this "small team" kicks their asses with their "longballs" up in their tiny Croatian butts.

Serie A
27 Jun 18, 11:51
Forza Croatia! I hope this pull it off and win the world cup

hitmax
27 Jun 18, 16:03
4753
Sorry brozo and Ivan but forza Denmark!

Serie A
27 Jun 18, 16:13
Traitor

It's not like you are getting to hit that if they win

Kev9Inter
27 Jun 18, 16:15
Traitor

It's not like you are getting to hit that if they win

Challenge accepted

Serie A
27 Jun 18, 16:21
Stream it live on the forum or it never happened

hitmax
27 Jun 18, 16:27
Traitor

It's not like you are getting to hit that if they win

You are welcomed in my imagination:pazzini:

Native
27 Jun 18, 16:56
Edit

Ed.
27 Jun 18, 17:20
With Germany loss to South Korea, it just clears the path for Croatia to the final. It now depends on them to capitalise the chance.

crzdcolombian
27 Jun 18, 21:30
With Germany loss to South Korea, it just clears the path for Croatia to the final. It now depends on them to capitalise the chance.

Right side bracket def seems easier but you think they can

Easily beat denmark
Then Spain or Russia
Then Colombia, Belgium/england, Sweden/Swiss

Easier in terms of historical teams but no cake walk either

Also fifa will want to help the home team or pior champ spain( pique should have seen red).

All 16 teams in round 2 deserve it

Ed.
28 Jun 18, 01:54
Croatia is probably the team with the best midfield in the tournament. Their midfield will tear Spain down. Spain have taken their lucky dose and you don't get lucky twice.

SiamoNoi
28 Jun 18, 11:47
C'mon Denmark!C'mon Kasper!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f27qcJLokQ
Revenge!

4753
Sorry brozo and Ivan but forza Denmark!
Danish public agent?:notbad:

Native
28 Jun 18, 11:54
I hope Croatia will win the WC and I feel like it can actually happen with the way things are going this year. How unexpected and original this would be. Breath of fresh air with Inter influences :)

brehme1989
28 Jun 18, 14:14
C'mon Denmark!C'mon Kasper!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f27qcJLokQ
Revenge!

Danish public agent?:notbad:

I remember in 1997 I went to Greece-Denmark. Need to find highlights. Score was 0-0. Had Greece won, Croatia would sit at home during the 98 World Cup and history would have been changed. There was 1-2 occasions where the whole stadium (packed with 85k fans, some Danes as well) thought that Greece had scored.
Didn't recall that they played in Euro 1996 too.

I remember being very happy during WC when Croatia beat Germany 3-0 though :datass: and I was supporting Germany in 1996 :D

J..
29 Jun 18, 12:10
Great story Brehme.

I remember back in the 2008 Olympics. Two Danish sailers unfortunately had broken their mast prior to the final race. However the Croatian team borrowed them their boat as they wasn't qualified for the race and the Danes ended up winning the gold medals with the Croatian boat. It was surely great sportsmanship by the Croatians and something I still remember this day.

http://www.sailing.org/news/4230.php#.WzYSl2dPpIc

brehme1989
29 Jun 18, 13:34
nxJwNtiXVnk

That last chance was in the 95th minute.

SiamoNoi
29 Jun 18, 14:24
Great story Brehme.

I remember back in the 2008 Olympics. Two Danish sailers unfortunately had broken their mast prior to the final race. However the Croatian team borrowed them their boat as they wasn't qualified for the race and the Danes ended up winning the gold medals with the Croatian boat. It was surely great sportsmanship by the Croatians and something I still remember this day.

http://www.sailing.org/news/4230.php#.WzYSl2dPpIc
Pavle Kostov and Petar Cupać https://www.forum.hr/images/smilies/hail.gif

SiamoNoi
01 Jul 18, 12:42
...
Here we go:
https://indexnew.s3.index.hr/dfasjfk.jpg?v1
Extra Bladet today.And that's why I cheer for Denmark.I'm glad that lots of european newspapers write about this.

Provenzano
01 Jul 18, 18:00
Perisic, Brozovic... come on guys, come on Croatia!

Gane
01 Jul 18, 18:09
Chance of decade. Let's go, but somehow i can see us failing again balkan style.

ElDuccio
01 Jul 18, 18:13
:awyeah: kroatian fans reminds me of us italian fans

Linege
01 Jul 18, 18:16
croatia, i want to see you in the semis with colombia

SiamoNoi
01 Jul 18, 18:18
Danish lineup?!?Lots of changes and strange things for me.Im not confident.

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 18:19
Here we go:
https://indexnew.s3.index.hr/dfasjfk.jpg?v1
Extra Bladet today.And that's why I cheer for Denmark.I'm glad that lots of european newspapers write about this.

seriously they published some graffiti slurs aimed at Modric?

SiamoNoi
01 Jul 18, 18:20
seriously they published some graffiti slurs aimed at Modric? fuck them
Fuck them?Read stories in my signature and then repeat that.

J..
01 Jul 18, 18:33
Danish lineup?!?Lots of changes and strange things for me.Im not confident.

The changes do make sense as Sisto (LW) and Jørgensen (FW) have disappointed a lot.

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Here we go:
https://indexnew.s3.index.hr/dfasjfk.jpg?v1
Extra Bladet today.And that's why I cheer for Denmark.I'm glad that lots of european newspapers write about this.

That's crazy.

Howl
01 Jul 18, 18:38
Brozovic to score a golazo and croatia to win 3-1.

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 18:40
Fuck them?Read stories in my signature and then repeat that.

I don't give a rats ass about those stories, was that slur in Danish they would never do it

Devious
01 Jul 18, 18:59
Go Croatia! Forza Inter!

Glass box
01 Jul 18, 18:59
Vida looks like Mexes.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 19:01
WTF

Glass box
01 Jul 18, 19:01
There it goes, 1-0 for Denmark.

J..
01 Jul 18, 19:02
Daaaaaaaanmaaaaark!!!!!! 1-0!!!

Devious
01 Jul 18, 19:02
Had to be the Inter curse, fuck this shit

I know if I quit supporting Inter they'll start winning again

J..
01 Jul 18, 19:03
Fuck

Native
01 Jul 18, 19:04
What a fucking WC day this is. What the fuck! :lol:

Devious
01 Jul 18, 19:04
CROATIAAAAAAAA GOOO

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 19:04
crazy start

J..
01 Jul 18, 19:04
Croatia being lucky

Maicon
01 Jul 18, 19:04
What a start, this game's gonna be great

Howl
01 Jul 18, 19:05
4mins in already better than the Russia game.

Glass box
01 Jul 18, 19:05
Crazy World Cup.

InterFCAustin
01 Jul 18, 19:07
Lucky goal on one side, lucky goal on the other side....so what Ive learned so far in this World Cup is, it’s better to be lucky then good :)

crzdcolombian
01 Jul 18, 19:18
Lucky goal on one side, lucky goal on the other side....so what Ive learned so far in this World Cup is, it’s better to be lucky then good :)

That’s why Japan will knock out Belgium haha they just need another PK and red card in the 1st 3 minutes of the game

Wallace
01 Jul 18, 19:18
There has always been an element of luck in Cup games, especially when there’s no two legged matches.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 19:20
Someone tell Mandzokic this is not Serie A

crzdcolombian
01 Jul 18, 19:29
Croatia’s defense looks leaky

That MF tho!!!!

They look like a buther face..... fat ass(offense) ugly face(defense)

This is going to be a high scoring game..... both defense look bad

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 19:44
Game went to shit after 5 minutes.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 19:46
Thank you for this post.

thatdude
01 Jul 18, 19:55
Perisic really fucked up a decent chance in that first half. When's the last time he took on a defender? Haven’t seen him turn on the after burners and roast someone for pace in a while.

Brozovic started slow, seemed like he was content letting the game be played around him. Started to come to life a little bit more about half way through the 1st. Nothing super special but a few good balls and no real mistakes so far.

J..
01 Jul 18, 19:57
Our RB Dalsgaard looks shaky. However Perisic has not done much about it.

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 20:03
Brozo may decide this with a long range shot

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 20:16
I seriously don't understand the lack of urgency. What do they expect to happen? They'll magically win if the game finishes 1-1?

Wallace
01 Jul 18, 20:20
It seems like Russia is going to semi.

Glass box
01 Jul 18, 20:23
Cornelius out, Hamlet in.

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 20:29
Brozo may decide this with a long range shot

It happened in an alternate reality

brehme1989
01 Jul 18, 20:30
Is this our Knudsen? :yao2:

Howl
01 Jul 18, 20:30
Brozovic was too laid back, looked like he was shying away from the ball at times when he could have ran into space.

Still, if it goes to extra time they could have done with him on the pitch as he can run all day.

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 20:32
Brozovic was too laid back, looked like he was shying away from the ball at times when he could have ran into space.

Still, if it goes to extra time they could have done with him on the pitch as he can run all day.

Thats been his role all tournament, its extra with Croatia because he is practically playing by himself in-front of the defense.

I agree with u as well, he should have stayed on, could have also helped in the PKs at the end.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 20:36
Someone score please I dont want extras and PKs

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 20:37
I'm honestly shocked how many bad first touches there have been this tournament. These dudes just can't seem to control a ball.

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 20:38
I'm honestly shocked how many bad first touches there have been this tournament. These dudes just can't seem to control a ball.

Its great to see players who can control the ball and make simple passes, making good passes is a bonus.

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 20:39
Fuck Kova might be out.

chipschups
01 Jul 18, 20:43
This like mexico going full force in first two match and then gassed out in third match. Croat doing full speed in first three match and now they run out stamina already look confused unlike the team from group stages. Think in tournament like this its better start slowly and step up the game match by match.

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 20:43
I was surprised how bleak Poland looked compared to Denmark in qualification games, I dont think any team can have it easy against them

monster09
01 Jul 18, 20:44
Both teams missed few decent chances.

Think this one, defender deflected it. Looks like one more extra time.

Howl
01 Jul 18, 20:45
Come on Perisic :|

monster09
01 Jul 18, 20:49
This world cup, smaller teams have done really well. Even though they lost games, they gave good fight and did enough to deserve some praise.

J..
01 Jul 18, 20:50
Croatia is so fucking lucky

Glass box
01 Jul 18, 20:51
Another 30 minutes.

J..
01 Jul 18, 20:52
Bring in Sisto please

Wallace
01 Jul 18, 20:54
Amazingly boring game, regret waking up to this, just like a thousand of those inter games.

J..
01 Jul 18, 20:54
All the Danes are standing up while the Croatians are laying down. Vikings.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 20:56
That ref works out

Kenny
01 Jul 18, 20:59
Mandzukic running in an elbow and channeling his inner rubentus.

monster09
01 Jul 18, 21:01
Denmark looks more likely team to score. Very impressive performance from them so far.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 21:03
:mad:

J..
01 Jul 18, 21:05
We deserve the win.

thatdude
01 Jul 18, 21:05
Perisic off for Kramaric. Pretty shit match tbh

Hasan
01 Jul 18, 21:08
Looks like Serie A Derby in 90ies

Denmark is annoyingly organized

qb4ever_2k
01 Jul 18, 21:08
Hope Croatia loses, we need Perisic and Broz fresh for the new season.

thatdude
01 Jul 18, 21:09
This Croatia reminds me of Inter during our winter collapse. Just sooo slow on the ball

monster09
01 Jul 18, 21:10
This Croatia reminds me of Inter during our winter collapse. Just sooo slow on the ball

IIRC they did same in Euros too. Good in group stages and average in knock outs.

thatdude
01 Jul 18, 21:13
IIRC they did same in Euros too. Good in group stages and average in knock outs.

It’s so weird because they have players who tend to show up in big moments of CL games.

monster09
01 Jul 18, 21:15
It’s so weird because they have players who tend to show up in big moments of CL games.

Yeah, and Denmark are full of average players except Eriksen and one or two. They were camped in their own half almost entire first half of extra time.

J..
01 Jul 18, 21:15
Yeah, and Denmark are full of average players except Eriksen and one or two.

Like in 1992.

Wallace
01 Jul 18, 21:18
Perisic had 6 shots with 0 on target.

monster09
01 Jul 18, 21:18
Like in 1992.

Schmeichel :proud:

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 21:20
It’s so weird because they have players who tend to show up in big moments of CL games.

It's fatigue. They start the same players.

J..
01 Jul 18, 21:21
Too many diving cunts on the Croatian team

monster09
01 Jul 18, 21:22
It's fatigue. They start the same players.

Didn't they rest so many players in their third group game? Whereas Denmark played their full team in all games.

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 21:23
Didn't they rest so many players in their third group game? Whereas Denmark played their full team in all games.

Not their creators (Modric/Perisic).

J..
01 Jul 18, 21:23
Didn't they rest so many players in their third group game? Whereas Denmark played their full team in all games.

Good point. It's a weak excuse. The Danish defense has done well. That's the reason.

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 21:25
Why not just take that....

Nvm...

J..
01 Jul 18, 21:25
Fucking cunts

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So fucking typical

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 21:26
:awyeah:

monster09
01 Jul 18, 21:26
Lucky that he wasn't sent off.

ElDiego22
01 Jul 18, 21:27
Only a yellow?:yao: it's a penalty so it should also be a red.

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Balkan mentality :yao:

J..
01 Jul 18, 21:27
Hahahahahaahahahahahahahhahahahah

monster09
01 Jul 18, 21:27
Schmeichel :proud:

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 21:27
Feel bad for Modric. It's difficult to cope with that kind of pressure when you're not even a striker.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 21:27
Peter Schmiechel's boy

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 21:28
:serious:

Choppin Onions
01 Jul 18, 21:28
Not well taken by Modric. That was a daisy cutter

SiamoNoi
01 Jul 18, 21:28
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH KASPER!!!

vasilios
01 Jul 18, 21:29
Not that it matters much at this point but in what world is that not a red card?

Howl
01 Jul 18, 21:29
How the hell has he not been sent off, also that was a shit penalty.

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 21:30
Only first 5 minutes and last 5 minutes worth watchnig

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 21:30
Russia licking their lips right now. Shouldn't have taken Mandzukic off.

M.Adnan
01 Jul 18, 21:30
The fuck just happened

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 21:31
After this confidance boost surely Denmark will progress through penalties

Gane
01 Jul 18, 21:31
That's it balkan syndrom

SiamoNoi
01 Jul 18, 21:32
The fuck just happened
Thief who stole money from my club get a little karma.Hope for some more.

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 21:32
Honestly have no sympathy for Croatia if they go out. You fucked around too much in the beginning. You should have taken more risks, instead of trying to pull a Spain.

InterFCAustin
01 Jul 18, 21:34
What’s up with these comments “Balkan mentality”?!!

Glass box
01 Jul 18, 21:35
No Brozo, Perisic and Mandzukic. All potential penalty takers.

SiamoNoi
01 Jul 18, 21:35
What’s up with these comments “Balkan mentality”?!!
Weak in important moments.

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 21:35
Teams should take note. You either take risks yourself on your own terms, or the risk will find you.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 21:36
Peter Schmeichel and Oliver Kahn, best GKs I've ever seen of the past 30 years. The Son isnt as good as the father but those genes have run through.

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 21:38
i knew he was gonna miss it, how do u sub out brozo i dont understand

InterFCAustin
01 Jul 18, 21:38
Weak in important moments.
Well, with all due respect, I disagree. Croatia just seems tired..slow...lethargic etc..I don’t think mentality is the reason why they might loose this game
We can also say this World Cup...”Spanish mentality”...”Portuguese mentality”...”Argentinian mentality” etc...you get my point

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 21:39
I cringe at the thought of Kovacic potentially taking a penalty. I don't feel it's gonna end up well.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 21:39
The fuck :lol:

Someone score for fuck sake

vasilios
01 Jul 18, 21:39
What a terrible shot

Linege
01 Jul 18, 21:40
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/SandyParallelGypsymoth-size_restricted.gif

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 21:41
Well, with all due respect, I disagree. Croatia just seems tired..slow...lethargic etc..
We can also say this World Cup...”Spanish mentality”...”Portuguese mentality”...”Argentinian mentality” etc...you get my point

I think they are referring to previous WC & Euro results, when they supposedly crack under pressure. You can def say that about Argentina as well.

EDIT

I get what ur saying though if someones post is intended as non football related insult.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 21:44
Wow is that Peter on the field??

monster09
01 Jul 18, 21:45
Somewhere I4E will be saying "that's why you don't let left footers to take penalties".

J..
01 Jul 18, 21:46
Lucky fucking cunts. I will root for Russia now.

Devious
01 Jul 18, 21:47
Balls of steel Rakitic!

Both Keepers played a great game, congrats to Croatia and hardluck to Denmark.

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 21:47
Subotić or rather Subasic :closeenough::slick:

lucky cunts :troll:

Howl
01 Jul 18, 21:48
Croatia goalkeeper is a fuckin beast.

monster09
01 Jul 18, 21:48
Hard luck Denmark. Think they really played well considering the players they have got.

Croatia vs Russia should be a good one.

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 21:49
Respect to both teams, either deserved it, would have liked to see both teams in the final instead of the rest of the teams...maybe Columbia in the mix as not to have Crzd shotgun me.

InterFCAustin
01 Jul 18, 21:49
I think they are referring to previous WC & Euro results, when they supposedly crack under pressure. You can def say that about Argentina as well.

EDIT

I get what ur saying though if someones post is intended as non football related insult.
Balkan athletes have won a lot of things in lots of different sports competitions...don’t think is a mentality thing...
Theres lots more bigger nations who have choked, much bigger then the whole Balkan put together...”English mentality”...”Dutch mentality”...”Spanish mentality”...”Argentinian mentality”...is not a word I hear when when those teams loose...

Kenny
01 Jul 18, 21:49
Thats how you score a pen.
Cool head from Rakitic.

Hasan
01 Jul 18, 21:49
Lucky fucking cunts. I will root for Russia now.


Of course you will ...

Great game from both sides, luckier team won.

TheNetworkZ
01 Jul 18, 21:50
Hoping Croatia beats Russia

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 21:51
Balkan athletes have won a lot of things in lots of different sports competitions...don’t think is a mentality thing...
Theres lots more bigger nations who have choked, much bigger then the whole Balkan put together...”English mentality”...”Dutch mentality”...”Spanish mentality”...”Argentinian mentality”...is not a word I hear when when those teams loose...

I know, i agreed / still agree with u.

Wallace
01 Jul 18, 21:52
Russia will be surely more difficult than Denmark.

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 21:53
Россия and Hrvatska both teams I like in this tournament :megusta:

Gane
01 Jul 18, 21:54
This is not real life

Jnr
01 Jul 18, 21:55
Really liked Denmark tonight, tough pill to swallow. Played a huge match, Kasper is nations hero, but in the end pens are nerves and luck.

It was a dramatic WC day we can all agree.

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 21:55
Russia will be surely more difficult than Denmark.

I think he should start with Brozo & Persic as subs and bring them on around the 55th-60th minute the next game. Its useless to have them from the beginning and tire them out and have no effective subs coming in.

This game also kinda showed me that Persic has / always will be more of a wingback / midfield winger than an attacking winger. No one should expect him to score or have any shots on target, in fact i am surprised that he has scored that much actually in his career.

InterFCAustin
01 Jul 18, 21:57
Россия and Hrvatska both teams I like in this tournament :megusta:
I can understand about Croatia...but, I lived in Poland for two years, and to hear a Polish person root for Russia...is little surprising to me :D

Wallace
01 Jul 18, 21:58
No one should expect him to score or have any shots on target, in fact i am surprised that he has score that much actually in his career.

Thats some pretty low expectation, considering Perisic can't even beat players with his trademark technique + pace.

What exact use does he have other than defensive contribution seriously?

J..
01 Jul 18, 22:03
Hoping Croatia beats Russia

Croatias performance was shit. Take a look on the Danish backs. Both play in the English fucking Championship. Yet Perisic and Modric couldn't do much. Russia plays as a team and do therefore deserve the win IMO as I'm a fan of team performances.

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 22:04
Thats some pretty low expectation, considering Perisic can't even beat players with his trademark technique + pace.

What exact use does he have other than defensive contribution seriously?

My first half of the post kinda explains that.

Howl
01 Jul 18, 22:05
Well I guess thats a wake up call Croatia needed. They need to get their shit together.

brehme1989
01 Jul 18, 22:06
Peter Schmeichel and Oliver Kahn, best GKs I've ever seen of the past 30 years. The Son isnt as good as the father but those genes have run through.

No Zenga and no Pagliuca?

Mad Biscione
01 Jul 18, 22:07
I can understand about Croatia...but, I lived in Poland for two years, and to hear a Polish person to root for Russia...is little surprising to me :D

You wont believe the amount of butthurt here sometimes. Morons calling for boycotting the world cup, people who have nothing to do with sports even calling for withdrawing the team because RUSSIA and Putin. Im no fan of Putin but some people here are blinded.

Our stupid idiot US puppet so called president decided not to go to our first game after the chemical attack in UK. Like a well trained dog reacts to a whistle. No ivestigation, no proof, but he already knows he's not going because solidarity with our "allies", what a moron

Wallace
01 Jul 18, 22:09
My first half of the post kinda explains that.

Not really, your first half post talk about reducing him to a substitution role. We can't really have that considering his wage is that high.

K.I.
01 Jul 18, 22:12
Not really, your first half post talk about reducing him to a substitution role. We can't really have that considering his wage is that high.

I was talking about my strategy for the next Croatia game, not for Inter. I said he, i meant their coach.


I think he should start with Brozo & Persic as subs and bring them on around the 55th-60th minute the next game. Its useless to have them from the beginning and tire them out and have no effective subs coming in.

This game also kinda showed me that Persic has / always will be more of a wingback / midfield winger than an attacking winger. No one should expect him to score or have any shots on target, in fact i am surprised that he has scored that much actually in his career.

I meant my first half of the sentence you quoted, not my post, my bad.

Wallace
01 Jul 18, 22:13
Right, I am always thinking about next season instead. I guess that's probably off topic.

Rasha
01 Jul 18, 22:14
Im glad croatia won.. they deserve to go through

hitmax
01 Jul 18, 22:15
4753
Sorry brozo and Ivan but forza Denmark!

4762
I made a mistake! Forza Croatia from now on!
But really rooting for an underdog to win worldcup this time.

ElDuccio
01 Jul 18, 22:17
really proud to see so many inter players in the round of 8... perisic, brozo, vecino and maybe miranda.. they are all starter players in their team too!

J..
01 Jul 18, 22:18
Im glad croatia won.. they deserve to go through

Lol

Wallace
01 Jul 18, 22:23
Im glad croatia won.. they deserve to go through

Indeed, on the other hand, congrats to Denmark for making it to the Rugby World Cup quarter finals.

Rasha
01 Jul 18, 22:29
Lol


You can lol all you want they showed more in group stages.. this game both were cold

SiamoNoi
01 Jul 18, 22:33
Well, with all due respect, I disagree. Croatia just seems tired..slow...lethargic etc..I don’t think mentality is the reason why they might loose this game
We can also say this World Cup...”Spanish mentality”...”Portuguese mentality”...”Argentinian mentality” etc...you get my point
U can' t disagree with this man http://www.forum.hr/images/smilies/mrgreen1.gif.It works in 99% of cases.Football,basketball,handball etc.Its a well known thing here,years of weak mentality in this kind of moments with just a few bright flashes.



Denmark :( I'm so sad.This nightmare will never end.

InterFCAustin
01 Jul 18, 23:04
U can' t disagree with this man http://www.forum.hr/images/smilies/mrgreen1.gif.It works in 99% of cases.Football,basketball,handball etc.Its a well known thing here,years of weak mentality in this kind of moments with just a few bright flashes.

But my friend, loosing is not direct product of mentality....take a look at other nations, bigger and stronger then Balkan countries...they all loose...not one of them win every time....Mentality can play maybe 5% role on winning or loosing...there's much more and many more factors that decide, not mentality.
So i guess, from today's game we can say, Balkan mentality beats Scandinavian mentality :) jk...it was a good game from both sides..both fought hard, you cant say Croatia got lucky..not at all...if anything, Denmark got lucky with Modric's missed Pk in overtime....

Fapuccino
01 Jul 18, 23:30
Croatia 3rd favourite to win the WC now. Congrats to the Croats. Amazing achievement even though they got massively lucky today.

Also just noticed, that the top 3 favourites are France, Brazil, Croatia just like '98 :D. Too bad Holland's not here.

chipschups
01 Jul 18, 23:56
Now I know Modric isnt perfect, what a shit penalty taker he is smh even second penalty is soft af. This game just show good tactic >>>>> good player, smaller team like Sweden, Denmark and mexico show a good tactic can elevated your team and gives more chances to compete.

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And I love seeing Scheimechel feeling proud to son and maybe wish he is the one at goalie lol

Coasterfreek
02 Jul 18, 03:16
I felt this was one of the worst penalty shootouts I've seen at the World Cup level... only second to that time Brazil had 4 failures in the 2011 Copa America against Paraguay. How did so many guys not go towards the edge? Saw lots of center kicks and people giving away their direction. Only one legit save I thought by the Croatian side.

Glass box
02 Jul 18, 07:27
The way Scandinavian teams play is so appealing to me. Organized, disciplined, rational, no blunders and solid defense. These traits beat talent many times.

Bergpavian
02 Jul 18, 11:41
And many people on FIF think that taking a penalty is the easiest thing in the world ...

monster09
02 Jul 18, 11:48
And many people on FIF think that taking a penalty is the easiest thing in the world ...

Depends. If it's a league game then penalty is a very easy chance to score a goal and there won't be as much pressure. If it's a world cup and in the last few mins, then it's a completely different pressure game.

Bergpavian
02 Jul 18, 13:03
Depends. If it's a league game then penalty is a very easy chance to score a goal and there won't be as much pressure. If it's a world cup and in the last few mins, then it's a completely different pressure game.

True, but I think taking a panalty in a derby or in the last game of the season when CL is on the line the pressure isn't much less. Here people often act that a penalty is always a goal and only shit players or mentally weak players can't score them.

SiamoNoi
02 Jul 18, 21:39
But my friend, loosing is not direct product of mentality....take a look at other nations, bigger and stronger then Balkan countries...they all loose...not one of them win every time....Mentality can play maybe 5% role on winning or loosing...there's much more and many more factors that decide, not mentality.
So i guess, from today's game we can say, Balkan mentality beats Scandinavian mentality :) jk...it was a good game from both sides..both fought hard, you cant say Croatia got lucky..not at all...if anything, Denmark got lucky with Modric's missed Pk in overtime....
It's not about losing.Its about THAT key moment in match and complete collapse after.And in 99% they will flop in this moment.And this concerns team sports.Last team with strong mentally here in Croatia was probably handball NT with one of the best ever in this sport,Ivano Balić.

This today was that 1%.After that Modric penalty usually there will be completely mental breakdown.Like before 10 years vs Turkey with that disastrous penalties.We all know here that we are out after that last second goal.


One "funny" thing...thief Modric after match sings well known song here in Croatia "It's not all in money".Please somebody kill me.

monster09
02 Jul 18, 21:47
True, but I think taking a panalty in a derby or in the last game of the season when CL is on the line the pressure isn't much less. Here people often act that a penalty is always a goal and only shit players or mentally weak players can't score them.

Yeah, I was talking about general league games, not high profile ones.

Penalty taking and saving is a skill. I for one argue against penalty goals when we compare goal scoring records of some players as scoring from penalty means plays doesn't make any movement or any effort, he gets a free shot from the spot.

Overall, every goal counts but when comparing, it gives unfair advantage to one player.

Coasterfreek
03 Jul 18, 10:22
And many people on FIF think that taking a penalty is the easiest thing in the world ...

They're paid to do it and practice it. It's their profession. Especially a striker needs to hit it.