Croatia vs Senegal
Date: Friday, 8th June 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek.
Croatia and Senegal will make final tests to each other ahead of the World Cup challenges. The Lions of Teranga will be a copy of Nigeria who are about to take on Croatia in the Group D opener in Russia, while Senegal will kick off their World Cup campaign with the clash against the European opposition (Poland).
The Blades showed two completely opposite faces on Sunday when they took on one of the main contenders for the silverware in Russia. They were more than competitive against Brazil in the first 45 minutes of the match at Wembley, but the second half revealed way too many holes at the back proving how limited this Croatian side can be compared to the world’s heavyweights.
The two nations are about to take on each other for the first time ever in this friendly.
Senegal is unbeaten in eight matches.
Croatia started their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification strongly, leading the group and remaining undefeated for the first round of matches.
Croatia has a fierce rivalry with Serbia. This rivalry stems from political roots, and is listed as one of the 10 greatest international rivalries by Goal.com