On the field at 20 Argentina-Croatia LIVE first semifinal of the World Cup
"It will be a very difficult match, because Croatia play as a real team and they also have great players. The match against the Netherlands was played as it should have been, both on our side and on the Dutch side. There are different moments in matches like these and there can be controversy. We know how to lose, just as we know how to win."
So Lionel Scaloni, coach of Argentina, on the eve of the match against Croatia, semifinal of the World Cup in Qatar, speaking at the press conference.
A small country that challenges the big names in football.
Euphoria and awareness accompany Croatia, a nation of four million inhabitants, on the eve of the semi-final with Argentina at the soccer World Cup.
Coach Zlatko Dalić introduced the match: "We are among the four best teams in the world. It is an extraordinary success. However, we want more. Reaching another final after the one in 2018 would be the best moment of all time for Croatia".
"It's impressive to be in the semi-finals again. It's incredible what our national team is doing," added captain Luka Modric.