Can Croatia win the World Cup 2022 Qatar?
The World Cup is the biggest event in world football. The players and teams that win it are considered supreme and are remembered for winning this prestigious title for their country. Croatia is a country that has surprised every football fan with what they did in the 2018 World Cup. The best and worst part of the World Cup is that any team with luck, a decent team and a great amount of willpower can easily win it as you don’t have to face every strong nation to get on the title.
The big question that arises is if Croatia can repeat something similar to the last World Cup?
World Cup 2022 Qatar Odds: Croatia +5000 (11th position)
The Croatian National team consists of good players that are at least capable of standing against top countries if not dominating them. You indeed need 11 good men to win a game but in the case of Croatia, some areas lack experience and talent. Nevertheless, they were not the title challengers in the previous edition of the World Cup either.
In the previous match for the Nations League, they won over France who is the current World Cup title holder. The team has qualified for the World Cup 2022 and all the Croatian fans would want their team to repeat the history.
The Croatian National Team:
The most important position that is more criticized than praised requires a lot of attention at the international level. The primary goalkeeper for Croatia is DOMINIK LIVAKOVIĆ, he is someone who has good experience and can be relied upon for this World Cup. Every keeper makes mistakes but this guy knows the importance and he shall take his responsibilities seriously.
Earlier Croatia consisted of a better back line but the recent defenders are also strong enough to face mighty attackers and stop them. It is also possible that they can add Dejan Lovren back in the line-up as he is someone who has played at the top level and understands how to respond under threat. Apart from Lovren they also have Domagoj Vida from Bešiktaš and Šime Vrsaljko from Atletico Madrid. These two defenders can be relied upon and we expect them to perform their best in this WC. There are other good defenders in the Croatian National Squad that might be added to the squad whenever required and most of them play at prestigious European clubs.
It is one of the strongest areas of Croatia where they have the Ballon D’or winner LUKA MODRIĆ who can handle any situation perfectly. Modric can defend, pass, attack, assist or all at the same time. People praised him for the contributions he made to his country back in 2018 and he was one of the key reasons why they reached the WC Russia final in 2018. the other two players who are expected to start with Modric are MATEO KOVAČIĆ from Chelsea and MARCELO BROZOVIĆ from Inter. Every football fan knows how good a trio consisting of these three exceptional players will be.
Midfield being their strongest part they should focus a lot on how they can convert attacks from here and stop counterattacks at the same time.
The departure of Mario Mandžukić is a huge blow for the team as he was the prime attacker for Croatia. The current attacking line-up is also decent consisting of IVAN PERIŠIĆ who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and has played at many other top clubs. The other options in attack are ANDREJ KRAMARIĆ, JOSIP BREKALO, MISLAV ORŠIĆ and other young players who are not exactly capable of starting against mighty nations but when it comes to their nation they will give their very best to make Croatia proud.
The Starting 11 of Croatia is good enough to give a tough fight to the other nations that compete for the World Cup. It won’t be easy for Croatia but it is still not impossible.