Croatia handed Spain headache in UEFA League of Nations final four qualifications
Spain are not enjoying their best moment in international football. They start promisingly in the buildup and prove themselves as favourite before the major tournament but things goes badly for them as they move forward. La Roja started promisingly beating Croatia 6-0 in the UEFA League of Nations, which was Vatreni’s first game after World Cup final. They also beat England 1-2 before losing 2-3 to them in the return fixture and now Croatia have handed Spain another headache with their 3-2 victory over them in their return fixture.
Vatreni were not talking about revenge before the game as they suffered 6-0 humiliation in their first game as World Cup finalist, but they took a perfect revenge hurting them in stoppage time. The game was heading for a 2-2 draw before Tin Jedvaj finds the winner for Croatia from a rebound effort in 93rd minute.
Sorry for the delay, too busy screaming around the neighborhood. Brekalo with the beautiful shot, jedvaj with the clinical finish. THE MAGIC IS BACK. Hrvatska 3 – 2 Spain! #croesp pic.twitter.com/WWQiAtKJYm
— CroatianSports (@CroatianSoccer) November 15, 2018
Andrej Kamaric opened the scoring for Croatia in 54th minute, but couple of minutes later Dani Ceballos thankfully find the equalizer for Spain. Then, Tin Jedvaj joined the party before Sergio Ramos equalized for Spain to make it 2-2. But, hero of the night, Jedvaj had the final say in the match as he scored the winner for Croatia from a rebound effort from Marcelo Brozovic’s strike.
#CROESP has made me a believer in Nations League. Sensational game. This is what international breaks should be like
— Rahul Kalvapalle (@Kalvapalle) November 15, 2018
The 22-year-old Bayer Leverkusen defender gives a headache to Spain. Their dream to play the finals of UEFA League of Nations may end here, if England Vs Croatia game on Sunday results in anyone’s favour. Both of the teams have 4 points from their three games, whereas Spain has finished with 6 points with their all four fixtures. Now, a victory for either England or Croatia will serve them with another 3 points and will accumulate their points to seven, leaving Spain in vulnerable position.
Spain will be hoping that England Vs Croatia game ends a draw favouring them to earn a qualification to the final four of the newly created UEFA League of Nations. Otherwise, a victory for England or Croatia will see one of them taking the final four spot.