The Croatians have been on fire during this year's World Cup. They have been relentless and have been on a roll. The Golden Generation of Croatian football has some of the best midfielders in the world, in the form of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, and Mateo Kovacic. They also have experienced forwards, Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic.
The Balkans began their tournament on a bright note, beating Nigeria 2-0. Luka Modric converted the penalty opportunity into a goal while the other one was an own goal. Their next match was against Argentina, and they shocked a lot of people as they beat them with a scoreline reading 3-0. Modric, Rakitic and Rebic scored one goal each in this match.
In short, the Croatians have been sensational in their performance all through the tournament which has seen them book a place against France in the final. Here are 5 reasons why Croatia can win the coveted FIFA World Cup.
1. Dominance in midfield
The Balkans are well known for their strong midfield prowess having produced some quality midfielders over the past decade or so. They have quality players like Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, and Mateo Kovacic.
Rakitic and Modric have proven themselves at the biggest stage time, and again, they have scored a combined three goals in this tournament so far. Ivan Perisic has been deployed as a midfielder in most of the games and has been successful. Croatia's hopes will hinge on how their midfielders perform as their best players are all present in that region.