‘Aiming for 2 consecutive finals’ momentum Croa, “2 consecutive overtimes? Isn’t it hard?”
Croatia is not tired even in the second consecutive overtime.
Croatia (No. 12 in FIFA rankings) and Argentina (No. 3 in FIFA rankings) will face off in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, held at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 14th. .
Croatia shines as ‘2018 Russia World Cup runner-up’. However, as the key players at the time have been in charge of the main axis so far, concerns were great. In fact, in the group stage Croatia competed against Morocco (0-0 draw), Canada (4-1 win) and Belgium (0-0 draw) to advance to the round of 16.
However, the ‘guts’ survived. Croatia advanced to the semifinals by defeating Japan in the round of 16 (1-1 draw, penalty shootout 3-1 win) and quarterfinal Brazil match (1-1 draw, penalty shootout 4-2 win). As in the previous tournament, the way the match was led to overtime and then overpowered the opponent in the penalty shootout is noteworthy. Croatia’s momentum is skyrocketing as it has even caught Brazil.
I’m worried about my physical limitations, but it’s not a problem at all for Croatia. According to the British public broadcaster ‘BBC’, coach Zlatko Dalic said, “We are one of the four best countries in the world. We will play against the great Argentina led by Lionel Messi. We played two consecutive overtimes, but we have reached the semifinals. We are not discussing the negative part,” he said, expressing his confidence.
There is also a special motivation. Croatia is running towards the goal of ‘advancing to the final twice in a row’. Although they finished runner-up at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they are dreaming of winning the World Cup trophy for the first time in history at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. 메이저놀이터
“Four years ago we made the dream of every small nation a reality, but tomorrow’s game has nothing to do with 2018,” Dalic said. “Tomorrow will be the greatest match in Croatian history.” Croatia, led by Luka Modric, aim for victory against Argentina, which is supported by Lionel Messi.