Croatia have made it to the next round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and meet Iceland who are in a three-way slugfest for the second qualifying place from Group D. Tied on 1 point with Argentina, the Icelanders know only a win can keep them in the race although that may also not be enough in the end with so many permutations and combination in place. Croatia, buoyed by their recent victory over Argentina and Nigeria will be ruthless in their approach as they look to finish top of the group. Meanwhile, if you are looking for live streaming and telecast details of Iceland vs Croatia 2018 FIFA World Cup then you have landed on the right page. Below you will find all the relevant details.
The two sides were placed in the same qualification group and that time it was Iceland which managed to leapfrog the Croatians to clinch the automatic qualification berth. There was some positive news for them going into the tie with Croatian coach Zlatko Dalic confirming he will rest up to 6 prominent stars who run the risk of suspension from the next round owing to the accumulation of cards. These include star named like Mario Mandjukic and Ivan Rakitic who are indispensable to their cause.
Iceland have three players who are quite familiar to local conditions in Rostov which hosts this match in Ragnar Sigurdsson and Sverrir Ingason, and striker Bjorn Sigurdarson. For these players, this game is some sort of another home encounter and going forward psychologically it gives them an edge. Heimir Hallgrimsson has compared the several times these two countries have met in the past few years as to some sort of forced marriage that needs a separation.
The absence of creative genius Gylfi Sigurdsson has severely impacted Iceland’s attack that is desperate for goals. They will need their forward line to produce the goods in order to outsmart other teams in goal difference. Croatia will not pose much threat in the physical battle in comparison to Nigeria which can be beneficial to the Vikings. Expect Iceland to propel over Croatia in this battle but they may not live to see another one in Russia.
Iceland vs Croatia Football Match, Time and Schedule:
Iceland vs Croatia 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place on June 26, Tuesday at 11:30 PM IST. The game will be held at the Rostov Arena. Iceland vs Croatia, 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D Match Preview: Start Time, Probable Lineup and Match Prediction.
Iceland vs Croatia Football Match, Live Telecast in India available?
Sony Pictures Networks holds the broadcast rights of 2018 FIFA World Cup in India. Iceland vs Croatia match of Group C will be telecast on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels.
Iceland vs Croatia Football Match, Free Live Streaming Online available in India
If you are not able to tune in to television for whatever reasons, you can also catch Iceland vs Croatia World Cup 2018 match with the live streaming option available on Sony Liv. You can also catch up on the live updates of the football match on LatestLY here.