Iceland became the darlings of the Euro 2016 tournament. Will they keep the good luck going when they face Croatia in a World Cup qualifier on Nov. 12? There’s only one way to find out – click to watch.
Croatia currently leads Group I in the UEFA World Cup qualifying tournament with 7 points, but Iceland is close on their heels. These two squads will square off at Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb, Croatia and winning this match could very well punch a team’s ticket to the second round. The game is set for 11:45 AM ET so be sure to tune in to see every kick, save and gooooaaaaal!
Fans can watch these teams try to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup via Fox Sports official live stream (after entering in their cable information) CLICK HERE TO WATCH ICELAND VS. CROATIA LIVE STREAM
Fans better tune into whatever live streams or television channels they can because this game will be played in an empty stadium. After two cases of discriminatory and insulting chants by Croatian fans earlier in the year, FIFA slapped down a punishment on Vatreni (aka The Blazers).
Iceland and Croatia are both on 2-game winning streaks, according to Yibada. Strákarnir okkar (aka Our Boys) tied with Ukraine before putting down Finland and Turkey. Croatia also started off the qualifying group stage with a tie, drawing Turkey 1-1, before demolishing Kosovo, 6-0, and beating Finland, 1-0.
Croatia has only been beaten twice in their last 21 qualification matches on their home turf, per Goal.com. They even claimed a 2-0 home victory against Iceland when they last met in a qualification playoff for the 2014 World Cup. However, since then, Iceland has grown and they’re not the same team that fell to Vatreni. Iceland’s Teddy Bjarnason and Alfred Finnbogason led the 2-0 victory over Turkey and hope to find similar success in what could be their first victory over Croatia.
However, don’t expect Ante Cacic’s side to give up without a fight. Fans can count on seeing Mario Mandzukic attempt to replicate his success against Finland, as the Juventus striker netted the only goal against Finland. Will he help keep Croatia’s near-perfect home record in tact?
Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Are you cheering on Croatia or do you want Iceland to win?