The CRO vs POR match preview –
Two of the best teams from Europe will be going up against each other as Croatia goes up against Portugal in an international friendly game.
Croatia lived the true underdog story, as they were the ones who made their way to the final of FIFA World Cup 2018 against all odds. When almost all of the giants of international football crumbled, it was Croatia that rose to the occasion and delivered repeatedly. It had been an exceptional journey for this side but they need to get their mindset back on the job to start another campaign where they live up to the team’s potential.
Meanwhile, Portugal will be without Cristiano Ronaldo, and this is going to be the toughest task for the side. These friendly game will see them feature a side that has a midfield with players who are emerging and have relatively less experience of playing international football. Fernando Santos has to do something drastic with this side if they wish to get back on the winning track.
The CRO vs POR Dream11 Playing 11 is listed here, so please go through the entire article for more info. Portugal vs Croatia, team news and playing XI are listed here as well.
CRO vs POR Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Estadio Algarve, Almancil, Portugal. The ground has a capacity of 30,305 and it is going to be a mostly cloudy day in Almancil with no chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Croatia vs Portugal live?
The clash will take place at 12:15 AM (IST) on September 7th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.
CRO vs POR recent form (Last six matches)
Croatia – L W D D W W
Portugal– L D W D W D
CRO vs POR Head to head
Croatia Won – 4
Portugal Won – 0
Not Decided – 0
CRO vs POR Team News:
- Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic and striker Mario Mandzukic have retired from international football.
- Captain Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic are expected to start the game.
- Lovre Kalinic will be the goalkeeper for Croatia.
- Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo along with Joao Moutinho, Ricardo Quaresma, Adrien Silva and Ricardo Pereira have been left out of the squad.
- Coach Fernando Santos is expected to name a rookie midfield for this upcoming game.
- Rui Patricio is expected to be the safety net for the backline.
CRO vs POR Probable Playing 11:
*The teams have had massive shuffles in the respective squads in the transfer window, so accuracy will be a bit off
Patricio, Cancelo, Pepe, Cedric, Guerreiro, Neves, Carvalho, Pizzi/Guedes, Silva, Martin, Andre Silva
Kalinic, Vrsaljko, Vida, Pivaric, Jedvaj, Modric, Rakitic (Likely to be rested)/Brozovic, Kovacic/Badelj, Perisic, Cop, Pjaca
Players to look out for-
- Andre Silva
- Ivan Perisic
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Croatia vs Portugal –
An experienced Croatia is going against an underperforming Portugal. We expect the FIFA World Cup 2018 Runners-up to win this game.
CRO vs POR Dream 11 Team Predictions-
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