Croatia vs Armenia International Friendly LIVE Football Score 1/6/2021
NAME: Croatia – Armenia
DATE: 01 June 2021
TIME: 21:00 UTC
LEAGUE: International Friendly Match 2021
Croatia will play Armenia at the ŠRC Velika Gorica on Tuesday in a friendly international fixture. Croatia’s form has dwindled since they reached the final of the 2018 World Cup. They had a bad outing in the UEFA Nations League and barely scraped through in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Draws against Azerbaijan and Wales secured their participation in the tournament. Ivan Rakitic’s retirement last September certainly didn’t help their cause. Manager Zlatko Dalic will expect Luka Modric to do some heavy lifting in the upcoming Euros.
However, Armenia’s bid to book their plane tickets for Qatar has started better than even the most ardent of supporters could have hoped, as three consecutive victories over Liechtenstein, Iceland and Romania sees Caparros’s men sit at the top of World Cup Qualifying Group J – three points clear of Germany after their shock defeat to North Macedonia. A successful Nations League campaign means that Armenia enter this week’s friendly with Croatia on a seven-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, and with no European Championships to take into account, the pressure is firmly off the visitors as they endeavour to keep that momentum going.
Tuesday’s battle represents the first-ever meeting between Croatia and Armenia, and with the prospect of the hosts keeping some key players in reserve so as not to risk any unnecessary injuries, a shock result for Caparros’s men is not out of the question. Meanwhile, Armenia’s recent form has been encouraging, as they managed to win all three of their World Cup qualifiers in March. Their most recent victory came at the expense of Romania, as Joaquin Caparros’ team ran out winners in an enthralling tie which ended 3-2.