Croatia to end Messi’s dream of FIFA World Cup in semi-finals on Tuesday.
Doha: Croatia has decided not to stop Lionel Messi, Argentina superstar, by man-marking him. Croatia will instead try to immobilize the entire team of Argentia in semi-finals on Tuesday.
Man-marking is staying close to a player in order to restrict the movement and game strategy of that player.
Striker Bruno Petkovic told a news conference on Sunday: “We don’t have a specific plan yet for stopping Messi and usually we don’t concentrate on stopping one player but the entire team.”
He further stated that: ” We will try to stop them as a team and not with man-marking. Argentina are not only Messi, they have a number of great players. We have to stop the entire Argentina team.”
Croatia intends to make it to the finals for the second World Cup consecutively in a row after losing in the 2018 to France and with no players suspended and no injury concerns, the Croatian side is brimming with confidence.
Croatia has ended the World Cup dream of Brazil’s Neymar. It now hopes to end the world cup dream of Lionel Messi of Argentina.
let’s see if Croatia to end Messi’s dream or its own!
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