Football Sports Croatia meet all requirements for 2018 World Cup after 0-0 draw with Greece By Discuss India Posted on November 13, 2017 3 min read 0 0 62 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Croatia's players celebrate at the end of the World Cup qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Greece and Croatia at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium, in Piraeus port, near Athens, Sunday Nov. 12, 2017. The match finished 0-0. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis) Croatia met all requirements for the 2018 World Cup finals after a 0-0 attract the second leg of the playoffs against Greece on Sunday. With an impressive favorable position from Thursday’s 4-1 triumph in Zagreb, Croatia effectively held off the Greek has as they squeezed for a surprise. Croatia came nearest to scoring in the 42nd moment when Ivan Perisic’s effective shot ricocheted off Greece’s left post, with goalkeeper Orestis Karezis well beaten. Greece came nearest to scoring in the 87th when Panagiotis Tachtsidis’ shot from inside the territory was redirected by goalkeeper Danijel Subasic’s legs. Greece additionally had two shots go quite recently wide – one by Sokratis Papastathopoulos in the main half and another by Costas Mitroglou in the second – however generally did not debilitate. Croatia mentor Zlatko Lakic, who assumed control over the group on October 7, made light of his own part in capability. “We have numerous quality players. I didn’t need to make a big deal about an exertion,” Lakic said. “I ought to remind you there was a mentor before me and what is occurring now is the consequence of a joint exertion.” Lakic supplanted Ante Cacic, who was terminated the day after a home draw against Finland and two days before the last gathering stage qualifier at Ukraine, which Croatia won in Lakic’s introduction. Greece mentor Michael Skibbe said the principal leg had done the harm. “We had 12 great amusements (at the qualifiers) … on this level of football, it isn’t permitted to commit errors like these,” said Skibbe, alluding to Greece’s poor execution in Croatia. Skibbe said Greece had been unfortunate to miss safeguard Costas Manolas through suspension, and others through damage. It is the third time that Croatia has met all requirements for the World Cup finals through playoffs after additionally propelling along these lines to the 1998 and 2014 competitions. Croatia has never lost in the playoffs, including two capabilities for the European Championship.