When: 17th June 2018 – 00:30 IST (16th June GMT)
Where: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Croatia: D L W L W (decent form)
Nigeria: W L D L L (poor form)
Predicted Starting 11
Danijel Subasic (GK), Sime Vrsaljko, Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Ivan Strinic, Milan Badelj, Ivan Rakitic, Andrej Kramaric, Luka Modric (C), Ivan Perisic, Mario Mandzukic
Francis Uzoho (GK), Abdullahi Shehu, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Bryan Idowu, Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Obi Mikel (C), Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo
Players to watch out for:
Francis Uzoho: 19-year-old is one of the youngest goalkeepers on tour, Uzoho’s impressive shut-outs have even made him the first choice Goalkeeper for the team.
Vedran Corluka: His lack of match practice might keep him away from the starting line-up.
Abdullahi Shehu: His fast movement is one of the best assets. He will play the right back considering the lack of options in the position.
Luka Modric: His intelligent movement and incisive passing would be crucial in breaking Nigeria’s tight-knit defence.