Excellent match! You had a little bit of everything! Even though Croatia was down, they still battled and you could not count them out! When they went down 4-1, they come back with a big play! The threatened afterwards too, but they just could not overcome the deficit. Croatia outplayed France, I thought, they were more effective controlling the ball, worked it from all sides, and had the better chances, but playing most of the game from behind was tough and did them in.
Generating Scoring Opportunities
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
They had their chances and put the pressure on France. France was up to the task!
Executing Defensive Game Plan
Controlling Offensive Pressure
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
Two unlucky breaks in the first half. They were solid on defense, but when playing from behind and pushing up, they just gave up too much room and were vulnerable to the counterattack.