With the final few spots available for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, we preview the first leg of an engaging qualifier – Croatia vs Greece. Croatia have never failed to win a play-off encounter to reach a major championship in the past and will be the favourites to progress past Greece in this one.
Let us get straight into the team news.
Croatia Team News
Croatia are sweating on the fitness of star striker Mario Mandzukic due to a hamstring complaint. A late decision will be taken on his inclusion in the squad. Midfielder Milan Badelj will miss out due to a rib cage muscle problem.
Probable XI: Subasic, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Brozovic, Mandzukic, Kramaric.
Greece Team News
Central defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos limped off while playing for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday but is expected to start for Greece tonight. Captain Torosidis is a doubt for this match. Kostas Manolas will miss the match due to suspension.
Probable XI: Karnezis, Papadopoulos, Tzavellas, Sokratis, Torosidis, Tziolis, Samaris, Fortounis, Zeca, Stafylidis, Mitroglou.
Best Dream 11 Team
This is the best Dream 11 combination according to me for this match.
Note: Keep checking the following Twitter Accounts for the confirmed team lineups before the deadline.
*Views my own
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