Croatia coach, Zlatko Dalić has spoken on his starting XI for the World Cup opener against Nigeria.
Dalić said he knows the first eleven he will use against the Super Eagles, saying that he has the clue in his head.
Croatia will face Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia at the Kaliningrad stadium on June 16.
”I got a clue in my head. I think every coach knows the first 11 for the World Cup. But certainly there is space for one or two changes. You have to have a vision, so you can do it,” said Dalic to Sportske Novosti.
Croatia have lined up friendlies against Peru and Mexico during the next Fifa window, and are wrapping up talks to face an African team with the same playing style as Nigeria in June.
”That’s my plan to check in early June, and then on June 8 or 9 before leaving for Russia. The other should be an African national team with a similar style to Nigeria,” added Dalic.