Croatia and Nigeria will look to gain maximum points from their encounter in Group D to set the tone for the rest of the World Cup campaign.
Croatia will hope their 23-man squad displays the swagger of the 1998 team as the nation hopes to string together a good run at the World Cup in Russia.
With the FIFA World Cup set to kick off soon in Russia, we bring you the lowdown of Group D, which comprises of Argentina, Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria.
A second half penalty from Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic propelled Croatia to a 1-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday.
A second-half penalty from Ivan Rakitic was enough to clinch a 1-0 victory for Croatia over Mexico at the AT&T Stadium on Tuesday.
Mexico and Croatia are set to clash in an international friendly at the AT&T Stadium in Texas, USA on Tuesday.
The Hard Tackle brings to you a roundup of the last batch of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers from Europe
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Tournament trailblazers Croatia will meet Portugal on Saturday in one of the most anticipated clashes of the Round of 16 of the Euros, having made their way through a group comprising of Spain, Czech Republic and Turkey.
Ivan Perisic and Croatia left the world dazzled in the 89th minute of their final group game against tournament favourites when they snatched away top spot from a complacent Spanish side to avoid playing Italy in such an early stage of the competition. The Hard Tackle asks the crucial question on the aftermath of the Spanish Tragedy - is it fair to even call it an upset anymore?