Croatia defeated Slovakia after a fun game full of chances. The deliverance came from a volley from Marcelo Brozovic in the 86th minute of play. Overall dominating, the players of Zlatko Dalic had previously encountered a very good Slovak defense or at the helm of Marek Rodak (11th).

Croatian goalkeeper Ivica Ivusic also had a very good game to allow his team to win. He interposed in particular in front of a heavy strike from Mak (26th) and a shot from Kucka (89th).

With this victory, Croatia returns to the height of Russia – winner of Cyprus earlier in the evening (2-0) – at the top of Group H of these qualifications for the 2022 World Cup.