Our match prediction:
Ante Cacic named a rather predictable squad for the warm-up matches in March, if we disregard the absence of Ivica Olic. The prolific winger who recorded 104 appearances for the Vatreni decided to retire from the national team, leaving his place to younger players, so Alen Halilovic of Sporting Gijon will have a chance to book a place for France this summer. Bernd Storck recalled Adam Gyurcso and Peter Gulacsi in the Hungary squad to face Croatia on 26th March, and it is expected that Dzudzak and Kirali will lead their team in an attempt to score the first triumph over Croatia in history. The Blazers boast a 3-3-0 record against the Nemzeti Tizenegy, so it is expected they will achieve yet another positive result in Budapest. Croatia are on a three-game winning run, with a single defeat in their last five fixtures on their travels, which is why we predict a triumph for Ante Cacic’s men in this football match.
Highligted Player (Modric):
Luka Modric is regarded as one of the best central midfielders in world football. The Croatian ace is a product of Dinamo Zagreb’s youth school and it has to be noted that he played 94 league games for the Modri between 2003 and 2008. In 2008 he signed a six-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £16.5 million. Luka made his Tottenham debut on 16 August, 2008 in a 2-1 loss to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium. The Croatian star scored only 13 goals in 127 league appearances for the Spurs, but he is well known for his brilliant passing. In 2012 he signed for Real Madrid for a fee of £30 million and he made his debut against Barcelona in the 2012 Spanish Super Cup, return leg. Modric quickly established himself as a first-team regular and, no doubt, he helped the capital club win two Champions League trophies (2013/2014, 2015/2016). You should bear in mind that he was named Croatian Footballer of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2014.