What do Croatia need to win the UEFA Nations League?

Sunday's Wembley contest is a League A Group 4 decider, which could seal pool victory, or demotion from the top tier of UEFA's new event.

"I think we've proved ourselves across the year to be two of the best teams in the world this year", the England manager added.

Croatia, the 2018 World Cup runner-up, has struggled since its success in Russian Federation and sits in last place with one point-though it could still top the group if it beats Spain and then England on Sunday. "Unfortunately, we are going to play without him". At Barca there are plays that are rehearsed and trained and I could see that England also had those plays very well-worked.

Rakitic, 30, has played 102 games for Croatia, but Dalic said they have players capable of filling in.

'We don't need to be motivated, ' Dalic added.

The strongest league, League A, has four groups.

Croatia had not scored in the tournament prior to the win in Zagreb.

The former Barcelona coach said this inconsistency was expected considering Spain is still in the process of replacing the golden generation which helped Spain win two European Championships and a World Cup.

'Tomorrow we will play how we know we can play. "With a little bit of luck we got the second goal with a headed clearance that falls right to Mario Mandzukic".

Given a draw favours Spain, Perisic expects an attacking occasion. Both games after 90 minutes have been draws.

Luis Enrique is not able to count on the likes of Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Gerard Pique, who retired from the national team after the World Cup. They've already done that in getting to a semi-final but they can't sit there and say we were the team along with 1990 who got to the semi-final.

  • Angelo Rivera