Always steel-to-steel match against Croatia: Iceland coach

Kaliningrad, June 23 : Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said his team will give all out to beat Croatia and expects a tough match against their old foes in the last round of the World Cup Group D actions.

On Friday, Iceland lost 0-2 to Nigeria while Croatia defeated Argentina in the second round of the group phase.
The last round will see Iceland versus Croatia and Nigeria against Argentina.

“We know the scenario when we play Croatia. I know the match will be very hard and normally it is steel to steel, not a lot of chances but a lot of yellow cards and in three games out of four we have had a red card,” Hallgrimsson said of their previous encounters.

Iceland finished above Croatia in their World Cup qualifying tournament and the two sides have met four times in the last four years.

“We are like a married couple that want a divorce, but we always meet again,” Hallgrimsson said with a smile. IANS