[post_page_title]Croatia – World ranking, 18th[/post_page_title]
Despite having some truly great players, Croatia are an aging team and need their star players to be in top form. Luka Modric, Mario Mandzukic, and Ivan Rakitic are all experienced players, so if they all play well, Croatia can hope to get through to the knockout stages. If Modric can play like he does when wearing his club colors, few teams will be able to cope with his skill. With a host of players playing in the top European leagues, Croatia are a force to be reckoned with on their day.
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