Tough and Challenging World Cup Group for Croatia Says Niko Kovač

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Game timetables were announced today.

It was a big day for football fans in Croatia yesterday, as the European qualifying draw for 2018 Word Cup took place in St. Petersburg as reported in our previous article.

When asked about his new opponents on the road to the 2018 World Cup, Niko Kovač, manager of the Croatian national football team said:

“This is a very even and difficult group without  single weak opponent, but we are the favourites. We should keep in mind that we will be playing fewer games this time meaning that there is simply no room for mistakes”.

World Cup Draw

Just to remind you, the nine group winners advance directly to the World Cup finals while eight runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups proceed to the playoffs to decide the remaining four European berths. As a host, Russia is given a bye to the tournament.

World cup logo

All game rosters were announced today, we bring you the complete overview of Group I, so football fans take out your calendar and start marking dates!

September 5th 2016
Croatia – Turkey (20:45)
Ukraine – Island (20:45)
October 6th 2016
Island – Finland (20:45)
Turkey – Ukraine (20:45)
October 9th 2016
Finland – Croatia (18:00)
Island – Turkey (20:45)
November 12th 2016
Croatia – Island (18:00)
Ukraine – FInland (20:45)
March 24th 2017
Croatia – Ukraine (20:45)
Turkey – FInland (20:45)
June 11th 2017
Finland – Ukraine (18:00)
Island – Croatia (20:45)
September 2nd 2017
Finland – Island (18:00)
Ukraine – Turkey (20:45)
September 5th 2017
Island – Ukraine (20:45)
Turkey – Croatia (20:45)
October 6th 2017
Croatia – Finland (20:45)
Turkey – Island (20:45)
October 9th 2017
Finland – Turkey (20:45)
Ukraine – Croatia (20:45)




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