Vice World Champion 2018
The Croatian Bundesliga trio qualified for the World Cup with their own goal

Croatia will qualify for the 2022 World Cup as the seventh national team. The 2018 vice-world champion benefited from a Russian crash shortly before the end of the game. A Bundesliga trio cheers, and even a professional at VfB Stuttgart begins the decisive scene.

With a late own goal, football runner-up Croatia secured a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In Group H’s “Final”, Luka Modric and co. They celebrated a 1-0 (1-0) victory eight minutes before the final whistle against Russia due to a mistake by Fedor Gutrizacho and captured the 2018 World Cup rivals. As leaders.

Croatia, who have competed with the Bundesliga trio of Andrzej Grameen (TSG Hoffenheim), Borna Sosa (VfB Stuttgart) and Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig), are taking part in the World Cup in Qatar for the third time in a row. Many times since independence. The Russians, on the other hand, will have to fight for a World Cup ticket in the playoffs next spring (March 24/25 and March 28/29), with ten runners-up from the League of Nations and two top team winners in custody. That means Russia, who already lost in the quarterfinals on penalties at the 2018 World Cup, are at risk of missing out on the final for the first time since the 2010 World Cup.

Sosa played a key role in Croatia’s winning goal. Stuttgart’s side hit the Russian goal on Kutrizazo’s knee and freed the hosts. National coach Valerie Corbyn’s team were unable to fight back for the rest of the season as they restrained themselves in the previous two-point presence through a very defensive style of play. In the race against Croatia, Russia won 0-0 at home and left the decisive points in the race for direct qualification in the first leg.

Croatia was confirmed as a seventh World Cup participant by its victory. In addition to the self-qualifying Qatar, the German national team and defending champions France, world number one Belgium and Denmark have already purchased tickets to the Gulf of Europe. So far, the record world champion Brazil has only qualified in South America.

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