Croatia drew one-on-one with France in a UEFA Nations League match at Split Stadium in Split on Monday night.
Zlatko Dalić has made many changes from the team that lost 3-0 on Friday, with 150th appearance Luka Modric, striker Ante Budimir, defender Domagoj Vida, Martin Erlić and Borna. We welcomed Barisic. ..
Croatia had their first clear chance to open in the 18th minute when Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic defeated only the keeper to lead Budimir to the goal, but his shot was saved.
Kovacic caused problems in France in the first 30 minutes, bringing Budimir closer to a goal-scoring opportunity.
The last 15 minutes of the first half were from France. Croatian keeper Dominique Rivakovich made two saves after not allowing a goal in the 30th minute. First from Moussa Diaby from a short distance, then from Aurélien Chuameni 25 meters away.
In the 52nd minute when Juventus striker Adrien Rabiot passed, France took the lead and calmly won. The approaching Rivakovich is 1-0.
When Croatia searched for an equalizer, Darrich brought Mislav Orsic, Mario Pasalić and Kramarić. Modric approached with a left foot shot in the 70th minute, and France almost doubled the lead five minutes later.
Vida let go of the ball in half of herself, and Antoine Griezmann was free in the lower left. His shot will be saved by Rivakovich.
Croatia was penalized in the 80th minute when Kramarić was fouled in the box. He didn’t make a mistake on the spot and sent the keeper in the wrong direction.
Croatia almost found a winner in the few minutes remaining when substitute Nikola Vlasic was freed on the way, but his shot was successfully avoided. Behind the crowd, Croatia desperately searched for a goal that would see them record their first victory over France, but that was not the case.
In Croatia, there will be two more UEFA Nations League matches in June. The first is a trip to Copenhagen, which confronts Denmark on June 10, followed by France on June 13 in St. Dennis.
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