Real Madrid midfielder, Mateo Kovacic has said that the Croatian national team is not afraid of facing Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland in the 2018 World in Russia.
Kovacic said his country is blessed with quality players that can match their 2018 World Cup group opponents.
Croatia is in Group D with Argentina, Nigeria and debutants Iceland.
Croatia parades stars like Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic, Luka Modric of Real Madrid, Mario Mandzukic who plays for Juventus and Barcelona midfield star, Ivan Rakitic.
Kovacic said that these players in Croatia’s ranks will see them through in a World Cup group regarded as very tough.
He said, “Croatia is well covered in all positions,” Kovacic was quoted on Croatia’s verified Twitter handle.
“Our FIFA World Cup group is extremely tough, everybody agrees it is one of the strongest. However, Croatia has quality – just like our opponents – and we can expect excellent matches.”