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The Netherlands, Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia expanded a list of big hitters to qualify for Euro 2020 on Saturday as the trio booked their places at next summer's finals.
Barcelona player Ivan Rakitic will not be with the Croatian national team against Slovakia, in the last and decisive match in Group E for the Euro 2020 Qualifiers, due to a problem in his Aquiles tendon, according to the newspaper 'Novi list' this Monday.
Luka Modric and Gareth Bale looked to have suffered injuries in the closing stages of Croatia's Euro 2020 qualifier with Wales in Cardiff.
Gareth Bale claimed a point for Wales as they drew 1-1 with World Cup runners-up Croatia on Sunday which left their Euro 2020 qualifying hopes on a knife-edge.
In Ivan Perisic's pre-match press conference for the Wales v Croatia match, the translator stole the show for all the wrong reasons, up until the point that the Croatia media officer had to tell him to stop because he was doing it so badly.
Luka Modric single handedly put Croatia 1-0 up against Hungary. The Real Madrid player took advantage of terrible defending to give the hosts the lead.
Zlatko Dalic has called up Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic for Croatia's next Euro 2020 qualifiers in October. Although the Real Madrid man is still injured, he has still been called up in contempt, as he's expected to recover from the injury beforehand.
Ryan Giggs acknowledged Wales' performance against Croatia was not up to scratch, but believes his side could still have salvaged a result.
World Cup runners-up Croatia moved to the top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group as Ivan Perisic starred in a clinical 2-1 victory over Wales in Osijek on Saturday.
World Cup finalists Croatia slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Hungary in a Euro 2020 Group E qualifier on Sunday when Mate Patkai notched a 76th minute winner in Budapest.
Croatia needed just 13 minutes to go in front away to Hungary. They did so through after a pass by Kramaric and Rebic was close to being offside.