Point of emphasis: Croatia posts stop sign on Nigeria’s offense 2-0

No goals allowed and no problems permitted for Croatia as it controlled Nigeria’s offense 2-0 in a sterling defensive showcase in FIFA World Cup men’s soccer on June 16.

Croatia opened with a 1-0 advantage over Nigeria through the first half.

Conditioning showed as Croatia outscored Nigeria 1-0 in the final half.

Croatia had no mercy for Nigeria, as Luka Modrić notched 1 goal in a 2-0 victory on June 16 at Kaliningrad Stadium. It was a showing that proved the tipping point in this clash.

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