Lovren's Croatia through to World Cup last 16 as group winners

Lovren's Croatia through to World Cup last 16 as group winners

Lovren's Croatia through to World Cup last 16 as group winners

Croatia had their first clear chance when Milan Badelj's missile crashed onto the bar six minutes into the second half.

Zlatko Dalic's side enhanced their status as one of the form teams in the World Cup, as goals from Milan Badelj and Ivan Perisic proved enough to dispatch a risky Iceland side.

Croatia has gone through the group stages unbeaten after a 2-1 win against Iceland in Rostov on Tuesday night.

Croatia is in a great position to clinch the top spot in Group D at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

It's around this time, on the eve of the knockout stages, that theories are being formulated for who will impress moving on at the World Cup, and though England have garnered attention, it's Croatia who are the real lurkers in Russian Federation.

The Iceland pressure would soon pay off after a Dejan Lovren handball in the box and for once, VAR wasn't involved in the decision.

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"We have not played many games like this against a strong team like Croatia and created as many chances as we did", Hallgrimsson told reporters. Sigurdsonn stepped up and made no mistake from the spot to level matters. "We know everything about Iceland and they know everything about us".

Both sides pushed for a victor with Dalic introducing Rakitic for Kovacic.

With Five minuets remaining in the half, Iceland had another go at Kalinic's goal as Alfred Finnbogason's effort from distance sailed inches wide of the upright.

Iceland face Group D leaders Croatia needing a win to stand a chance of progressing to the second round, although they will also depend on the result of Nigeria's game against Argentina.

"It was a hard match and very humid".

"If Croatia had been in another situation nobody would have minded so we're going to do just that: mind our own business", he added, refusing to give a hint on his starting 11 - notably whether key playmaker Luka Modric would be rested. We have 9 points which is important for us.

GOALS: Badelj 53′, Sigurdsson 71′ (P) Perisic 90′.

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