Fanteractive Game Breakdown for England @ Croatia by JimConnelly

FIFA

England (V) vs. Croatia (H)

Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow


Wednesday Jul 11,2018 02:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by JimConnelly for Croatia

Post Game Analysis Report

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
B+  
 
Execution
B+  
 
Offensive Play
B+  
 
Defensive Effectiveness
A  
 
Player of the Match
Ivan Rakitic  
 
Overall Match Quality
B-  
 
Overall Game Assessment
Take away one set piece goal and Croatia dominated this game! I don't think England had more than 2-3 real shots on goal that were not corner kicks or set pieces. Give Croatia credit, they came out hard and tried to outmuscle England. They got in their face and tried to intimidate them - and it worked!
Unit Performance
Coaching
Game Strategy
A-  
 
Overall Preparedness
A  
 
Lineup & Substitutions
A  
 
In-Game Management
A  
 
Coaching Comments
 
 
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities
B+  
 
Finishing
B+  
 
Corner Kicks
B  
 
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
B  
 
Controlling Tempo/Possession
A  
 
Generating Pressure
A  
 
Offense Comments
 
 
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping
B+  
 
Executing Defensive Game Plan
A+  
 
Controlling Offensive Pressure
A  
 
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
A+  
 
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
B+  
 
Transition/Counterattack
A  
 
Defense Comments
Dominant, just dominant
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession
A+  
 
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
A+  
 
Defensive Support & Transition
A  
 
Controlling Tempo
A+  
 
Midfield Comments
This game was won in the midfield. Croatia had one, England did not!
Player Performance
Player
Pos
Grade
Danijel Subasic
GK 
B+ 
Quiet night...
Dejan Lovren (6)
DF 
Played with a chip on his shoulder in this one and shut down Kane!
Domagoj Vida
DF 
May have the worst haircut at the World Cup, but I am starting to like his game!
Ivan Perisic (44)
FW 
Beautiful goal! He gave England problems the whole game!