Fighting spirit of small nation
A team with the iron heart: Croatia
Croatia small nation with an area of 56,594 square kilometers and a population of 4.28 million. Despite having a small nation this country has made their presence felt on this world cup 2018 Russia. A team who played the best team in the world which has much higher world ranking than Croatia and all the credit for bringing this team goes to none another than the Croatian captain Luka Modric. He has been more than a midfielder for Real Madrid had made his presence felt and threatened other countries by his presence on the field. Due to this presence he has won the player of tournament.
Croatia has proved in this world cup that after being behind in the starting of the match they had come back with a fight and never lost a hope for winning the cup which can be seen in the world cup final in front of France. They put a hard fight against France till the end of the regulation play of the world cup final 2018.
There has been an extraordinary performance by the Croatian team which does not depend upon the single player and brought their team to a world cup final with the overall performance by a team.
Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić are driving a solid keep running by the Croatian squad in the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Russia.
Croatia will play on Sunday in their first World Cup last and will confront France after their shocking 2-1 prevails upon England in additional time, which was fixed by a Mario Mandžukić left-footed strike.
Zlatko Dalić's side has played chivalrously up until this point, playing three amusements with additional time. The gathering stage was faultless, with three wins in three amusements, including a shocking 3-0 triumph over a poor Argentina side.
Croatia's opening amusement was a 2-0 triumph over Nigeria. On the last matchday of the gathering stage, Croatia beat Iceland 2-1 to seal an immaculate first-round run.
The round of sixteen put Croatia up against Denmark. The Danish side opened up the score with a Mathias Jørgensen objective in the principal moment of play. Mandžukić scored the equalizer only three minutes after the fact, in any case. Danijel Subašić was the legend amid the punishment shootout, sparing three shots and sent the Croatian side to the last eight.
Another intense match in the quarterfinals and another punishment shootout for Croatia. Domagoj Vida gave Croatia a 2-1 lead in the initial segment of the additional time, yet Mario Fernandes tied the amusement with five minutes left and sent the diversion to the strained extra shots.
The elimination rounds were continually going to be a test against a fresher English side. In the wake of taking a 1-0 lead amid the beginning periods of the amusement, England the tie was in the three lions' support.
Ivan Perišić however balanced with 22 minutes left. Mandžukić scored the victor in additional time, and the most unmistakable objective in Croatian football history, so far to break English hearts at last.
This team has shown most fighting spirit than any other team until the final. Although they do not win the world cup they had won the hearts of many people around the globe and nation which has desired to lift the world cup trophy and prove themselves a team which never back down from a fight.