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Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Croatia before the match with Ukraine changed head coach

Croatia before the match with Ukraine changed head coach

Croatia, which was a leader in I group, which was involved in Turkey, played in Finnish match yesterday with Mario Mandzukic's goal, but 90.

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric believes that his side still have a chance of securing World Cup qualification despite Friday night's "catastrophic" 1-1 draw at home to Finland. "We started with him and now we have to just keep going", the captain said.

Croatia now sits in the second place with 17 points, two points behind Iceland and ahead of Ukraine just on a goal difference.

"Until our match with Iceland, everything was fine and now all of a sudden nothing is of any worth".

Croatia face Ukraine on Monday, while Iceland host Kosovo.

Croatian football Federation officially confirmed that Ante Čačić dismissed from his post as head coach of the national team.

Croatia's fate will be decided on Monday when they travel to Ukraine.

"Honestly, that's the reality right now". We have put our route to the World Cup at risk.

"It was turbulent night, we figured out the team was missing something - we won four of a possible 12 points in last four matches".

"That Croatia was waiting for the final whistle against that kind of national team is..."

"It is unbelievable that we are struggling against teams like Kosovo and Finland, [when] before we would have beaten them easily".

Croatia managed to qualify for the World Cup final tournament four out of five times and two out of those four times the path led through the November play-offs.

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