Croatia 3-1 Scotland : Scotland has shown too little to qualify. The finalist of the last World Cup logically qualifies against a Scottish team absent from major competitions since 98.
Croatia 3-1 Scotland
The Croatians take the lead thanks to a Vlasic much more active than his teammates (17′). McGregor equalizes before half-time but after the break his team does not manage to take control of the game.
Modric, now 35 years old, does not have the speed and the precision in the passes that made him the Golden Ball in 2018. Yet he remains the pillar of this team, still capable of a brilliant shot, like this superb shot in the top corner in the 62nd minute. Perišić drives the ball home with a superb header.