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2018 World Cup: Croatia coach to spy on Eagles in England friendly

Croatia manager Zlatko Dali has plans to monitor the high profile pre-World Cup friendly between Nigeria and   England at the National Stadium in London as his side will be in the United Kingdom for a friendly at that time.

Nigeria national football team players pose prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, southern Nigeria, on September 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO

Croatia will battle Brazil at Anfield, home ground of Liverpool, on June 3, a day after the Super Eagles clash with the Three Lions.

The friendly will assist Croatia prepare for their second Group D fixture against Argentina at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod on June 21.

Dali is expected to name Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren on his roster for the friendly against the Brazilians.

Danijel Subaši (Monaco), šime Vrsaljko (Atlético Madrid), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Periši (Inter Milan), Ivan Rakiti (Barcelona) and Luka Modri (Real Madrid) are some of the stars that could also figure against the South Americans.

Next Month, Croatia will tackle Peru and Mexico in the United States, and they have also lined up a friendly against a yet to be named African opposition in May.

 


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