The Croatian Football Federation has agreed to two friendly matches that they must play according to UEFA regulations during free periods in the Nations League.
It was announced on the official website of the Croatian Football Federation on Monday that on September 6th Croatia will face reigning European Champions Portugal, five days ahead of their debut in the Nations League in an away match against Spain.
Croatia has already faced Portugal at the European Championships in 1996 in England (0:3), in a friendly match in 2005 in Coimbra (0:2), in 2013 in Geneva (0:1) and at the European Championships in 2016 in France (0:1 after extra time).
Coach Zlatko Dalić’s team has already played friendly matches this year with World Cup participants Peru and Mexico, while in June they face five-time world champions Brazil and Senegal, also teams taking part in the World Cup.
The Croatian Football Federation has also agreed to an opponent for their free slot in October. Three days after their spectacular home game against England in the Nations League, Dalić's team will face Jordan. That match is scheduled for October 15th in Croatia.
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