Croatia enter their final group-stage match against Iceland Tuesday after a blistering, 3-0 defeat of Argentina. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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The convincing result at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium put Croatia into the second round for the first time since their run to the semifinals in their maiden World Cup appearance in France in 1998 .The latest generation – headlined by the attacking skills of Luka Modric, driving play of Ivan Rakitic and imposing presence upfront of Mario Mandzukic – will be looking to emulate the achievement of 20 years ago and will be fully entitled to do so on the basis of their showing in Russia so far.Thursday's victory followed an efficient display in their opening game against Nigeria in Kaliningrad Saturday where a 2-0 triumph laid a solid foundation.
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