Croatia cast off troubled image and can plan to emulate boys of 1998

Published: 23.06.2016.

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Months before the tournament, Ivan Rakitic admitted that the memory of 1998 was “everywhere”; now, there are even greater hopes that this generation can emulate the side for whom Suker was top scorer. The former Real Madrid and Arsenal striker insisted: “I said before the tournament that I thought we could be the surprise and that’s what I want us to be: not the favourites, but the surprise.

Read the article on The Guardian, written by Sid Lowe on 22 June 2016.