Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Croatia @ France by AndyB

FIFA

Croatia (V) vs. France (H)

Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow


Sunday Jul 15,2018 11:00 AM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for Croatia

Post Game Report Card

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
A  
 
Execution
A-  
 
Offensive Play
A  
 
Defensive Effectiveness
B+  
 
Player of the Match
Mario Mandzukic  
 
Overall Match Quality
A+  
 
Overall Game Assessment
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.
Unit Performance
Coaching
Game Strategy
A-  
 
Overall Preparedness
A+  
 
Lineup & Substitutions
A-  
 
In-Game Management
A-  
 
Coaching Comments
 
 
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities
A  
 
Finishing
B+  
 
Corner Kicks
B-  
 
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
B-  
 
Controlling Tempo/Possession
A  
 
Generating Pressure
A  
 
Offense Comments
They had their chances and put the pressure on France. France was up to the task!
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping
B-  
 
Executing Defensive Game Plan
B+  
 
Controlling Offensive Pressure
B+  
 
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
B+  
 
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
B-  
 
Transition/Counterattack
A-  
 
Defense Comments
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.
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession
A  
 
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
A  
 
Defensive Support & Transition
A-  
 
Controlling Tempo
A+  
 
Midfield Comments
Croatia controlled the game!
Player Performance
No Players Records