Rakitic also scored in Croatia's group-stage win over Argentina, with the nation reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1998. And physical preparation. if the player is not in good physical shape, he will not play well in a World Cup.
"I just felt they had a little bit more quality in certain areas".
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The gifted Modric and Rakitic were fielded in the centre of midfield, with no defensive cover, and there were two wingers in Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic and two centre forwards in Manduzkic and Andrej Kramaric. Two of these have never won one; let alone even made a World Cup final - will either of Belgium or Croatia make history?
"Because we are a smaller country, he does get less attention than he deserves". "We were left to only hit long balls".
The playmaker recovered from that error to drive forward much of Croatia's attacking play. "That's not our style".
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"All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying 'OK, today we will see who will be exhausted.' As I said, they should be more humble, and respect opponents more".
The rescued boys were invited to the World Cup final in Russian Federation on Sunday but aren't able to attend for health reasons.
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