Croatia was badly defeated a few days ago by Sweden at Friends Arena (2-1). Now Croatia should struggle to keep their place in Group A. Otherwise, the team is risking to move down to League B. It is obvious that the current team of the hosts is not comparable to the one that reached the final of the World Cup in 2018. There are some new young players on the horizon who have been already integrating within the squad like Pasalic, Brekalo, Caleta-Car.
Portugal was outplayed by France (0-1) as Didier Deschamps could not use the services of Kylian Mbappe. The 1st place is cemented for France, so Portugal will play only for their dignity and honour, and of course for setting the new record of Cristiano Ronaldo for most scored international goals.
Croatia vs Portugal
November 17th, Tuesday, 19:45 GMT +0