What keeps Croa­tia go­ing

The Straits Times - - BRIEFING -

The World Cup fi­nal is go­ing to hurt Croa­tia but it will not break them, says as­sis­tant sports ed­i­tor Ro­hit Bri­j­nath. France have more cre­ativ­ity, but Croa­tia will grind. Maybe tonight, af­ter the mas­sages and pep talks, coach Zlatko Dalic should show his play­ers a short film on po­lar ex­plor­ers, who haul sleds for seven hours in the cold but some­how keep push­ing on.

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