The internationals of Croatia can almost touch the bounty beaches and cocktails. However, before the time comes, the friendly international match against Tunisia, which is preparing for the approaching Africa Cup, will await Tuesday’s own Varazdin.
Croatia can go on a summer holiday with a good feeling, because the country did excellent business last weekend. The Balkan country managed to beat Wales 2-1 in front of its own public and thus took a big step towards direct EC qualification. “It was a good competition in which we managed to create ample opportunities,” said captain Luka Modric. “At the end we were completely through it, the heat broke us down. Fortunately the fans dragged us through the final phase, and we managed to win the win. ”
Before the Croats can finally lie down on the beach with a cocktail, the friendly international match against Tunisia awaits on Tuesday evening. However, it is expected that national coach Zlatko Dalic will call on his reserves. The duel against Wales has cost a lot of power, plus you can wonder how many fancy vedettes like Ivan Perisic and Modric have arrived for a relatively useless friendly like this. For young talents such as Filip Benkovic (Celtic) and Alen Halilovic (Standard Liège), this is a good time to show what they have to offer to the national team.
This friendly international match is important for Tunisia. The North Africans are in the middle of their preparation for the Africa Cup, which will start in Egypt in about two weeks. Last Friday, Tunisia already practiced in front of its own crowd against Iraq (2-0 win).
Tunisia is going to the Africa Cup for a place in the quarterfinals. “That is our goal. Of course we would like to win the tournament, but we are probably not strong enough for that, “said national coach Alain Giresse. The Frenchman was appointed last year as the successor to Nabil Maloul, who, after the poor performance at the World Cup in Russia, was able to take the lead. The selection of De Adelaars van Carthage has no big names, although deep striker Wahbi Khazri has had a great season with thirteen goals in 32 games on behalf of Saint-Etienne.
PREDICTION: Croatia to win @ 1,65