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This article is part of the Guardian’s 2018 World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 32 countries who have qualified for Russia. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking off on 14 June.

Despite arguments that 4-3-3 might be a better fit, Croatia’s default formation has long been 4-2-3-1 – with the odd foray into a 4-4-2 midfield diamond. Zlatko Dalic made a significant change immediately after taking over as manager (two days before the deciding group game against Ukraine in the qualifiers), moving Luka Modric to the No 10 position, a role the Real Madrid player has rarely occupied since his early days. The Modric-Ivan Rakitic conundrum was a stumbling block for Dalic’s predecessors, who struggled to harness both stars’ playmaking skills coherently; the new coach’s solution paid off in Kiev and in the play-off against Greece.

Croatia had grown increasingly dependent on Modric. He had previously organised play from as deep as the edge of his own box, carrying out a lot of defensive work too. Whoever played in front of him – generally Rakitic, Marcelo Brozovic or Mateo Kovacic – rarely provided killer passes and Croatia chiefly attacked down the flanks, which was odd for a team packed with midfield talent.

Now Modric, playing much higher up, has much less time and space on the ball and his passing statistics are nowhere near as impressive. But the benefits may outweigh the drawbacks: Dalic hopes Modric’s intelligence and movement will bring more incision. Rakitic has to play deeper, engaging in more defensive challenges and hopefully shuttling passes forward. It also means there is no room for either Brozovic or Kovacic. Instead Dalic needs someone who can provide a bit more balance and, while he does not have a true holding midfielder, Fiorentina’s Milan Badelj fits the mould better than anyone.

croatia vs nigeria
croatia vs nigeria

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2018 World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 32 countries who have qualified for Russia. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking off on 14 June.

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Despite arguments that 4-3-3 might be a better fit, Croatia’s default formation has long been 4-2-3-1 – with the odd foray into a 4-4-2 midfield diamond. Zlatko Dalic made a significant change immediately after taking over as manager (two days before the deciding group game against Ukraine in the qualifiers), moving Luka Modric to the No 10 position, a role the Real Madrid player has rarely occupied since his early days. The Modric-Ivan Rakitic conundrum was a stumbling block for Dalic’s predecessors, who struggled to harness both stars’ playmaking skills coherently; the new coach’s solution paid off in Kiev and in the play-off against Greece.

Croatia had grown increasingly dependent on Modric. He had previously organised play from as deep as the edge of his own box, carrying out a lot of defensive work too. Whoever played in front of him – generally Rakitic, Marcelo Brozovic or Mateo Kovacic – rarely provided killer passes and Croatia chiefly attacked down the flanks, which was odd for a team packed with midfield talent.

Now Modric, playing much higher up, has much less time and space on the ball and his passing statistics are nowhere near as impressive. But the benefits may outweigh the drawbacks: Dalic hopes Modric’s intelligence and movement will bring more incision. Rakitic has to play deeper, engaging in more defensive challenges and hopefully shuttling passes forward. It also means there is no room for either Brozovic or Kovacic. Instead Dalic needs someone who can provide a bit more balance and, while he does not have a true holding midfielder, Fiorentina’s Milan Badelj fits the mould better than anyone.

 

Start time 

Group D : Sun 6/17,

 17 June : 2018

  1:00  : Am

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