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However, Croatia snatched the win in the 90th minute as Badelj turned provider to pick out Ivan Perisic, who slotted home to seal three points and top spot in Group D.

Croatia is in a great position to clinch the top spot in Group D at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. We can look at each other in the eye and say we can carry our heads high.

Fielding a side filled with reserves after already being assured of a spot in the round of 16, Croatia started to take control of the match in the second half.

"We have not played many games like this against a strong team like Croatia and created as many chances as we did", Hallgrimsson told reporters. Then on the stroke of half-time Gunnarsson forced an acrobatic save from Kalinic.

But Iceland got one back on a penalty kick in the 76th minute, as Croatia conceded for the first time in Russian Federation 2018.

Milan Badelj sprinted into the area unmarked to volley past the goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson in the 57th minute after a poor clearance by the Iceland back line. "This is a big new win for Croatia".




Iceland faced a huge task as Nigeria nearly simultaneously equalised against Argentina, but it reacted swiftly.

Defender Sverrir Ingason twice threatened for Iceland, hitting the crossbar with a header in the second half.

Iceland were rewarded in the 76th minute when second-half substitute Dejan Lovren handled the ball and Sigurdsson rifled the resulting penalty into the roof of the net. Instead, the Croats will face Denmark on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod and Argentina will take on France on Saturday in Kazan.

Croatia continued to threaten, however, with Iceland starting to appear worn out, and Perisic finished off the win in the 90th minute, scoring left-footed from 12 yards to secure the victory. "In a tournament setting, when you play intensive games it's imperative to have strength in depth, and today we proved we have it", said man of the match Badelj as Croatia look to at least emulate the squad who finished third in the 1998 World Cup.

"The players showed what they're all about, we had chance to progress till the dying minutes".

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