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Who will win this World Cup 2018 Russia Group D match?

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Wouldn't mind a draw but a win would be great as not only would it mean going through to the next round but possibly a first place finish.

Argentina are going to go all out, they need to, but we are good enough to stop them if the players are up for it, which they should damn be.
 

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Argentina have a weak defence so Croatia should play to score. A draw would be a good result but to come out with a win is a huge possibility as well.

btw congrats on the victory against Nigeria guys :thumbsup:
 
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Might not be a bad thing. Might galvanise us a bit more - you're either in or you're not.

When Kramaric came off against Nigeria, I don't think he looked too happy. I think that both he and certainly Kalinic resent the fact that Mandzo is first choice, and while that may be justified, you've got no business being in the squad if you refuse to play. No brainer really.
 

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hmm

Don't know what to think.

Somehow with Kramaric and Kalinic on the pitch we open up more. There is more space.

We are always heading long balls to Mandzo hoping for the best. It just doesn't work most of the time.

But whats Kalinic's beef? we won the first match. I can appreciate him being angry if we didn't win.
 

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If it's true, good riddence.
 
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Team is bigger than one player. With his form at AC Milan he has no reason to feel entitled to a large amount of playing time. I've always had a soft spot for him but again good riddance if thats how you're going to act.

Kramaric for sure looked unhappy to be subbed. And we've that with alot of players. He played well, we were wining so no reason to feel bad. I would of preferred Mandzukic to come off but he was the reason we scored the two goals. Let's not forget that.
 

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Looks like this could be the XI...


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Not sure what to think of this.

Luka tracks back . Thats what he does. Its hard wired into him.

I see Kovacic and Modric playing as defensive mids with this lineup.
 

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It means one option less upfront....i think Dalic should have managed better the situation by taking him face to face and make him get that they play for something bigger than individual cases...he is the manager. Not sure send a player you can't replace away was the best option.
 

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We can't be sure what transpired between Dalic and Kalinic. Maybe Dalic tried explaining things in a friendly way and it wasn't getting through. Who knows. I just dont want this to affect the players in any way. I hope they see what Kalinic did was worse than Dalic sending him home.
 

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Kalinic should have waited for his chance , we are only one game into the WC and there is unrest FFS!? Sad because I think him and Kramaric link up much better than Mandzo and Krama, just gave us another option/dimension. Is Dallic allowed to replace him with another striker and if so who would that be Santini/Cop?
 

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Also the big negative here is that we only have two CF's now so it's possible Dalic wont risk two playing at the same time giving the nod for Mandzukic to start. Not good in that aspect. Kramaric has been a consistent performer and needs to start.

Is there any way a replacement can come in the squad?
 
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