The Croatian football team will be greeted by uncustomary conditions next Friday when they take on Iceland in an all important World Cup play-off match.
The first leg will be played at Reykjavík’s Laugardalsvöllur stadium on 15 November, and if weather forecasts and a photo posted on Facebook this week are anything to go by, it wont be easy for Niko Kovač’s men. Meteorologists are expecting temperatures to fall to -7 on the night, with rain, sleet and 50km/p/h winds. Snow has already fallen this week in Reykjavík, covering the ground with a nice blanket yesterday. Kovač though wont be making any excuses.
“If you’re not 100% and your head is not right then even the sun can bother you,” said Kovač, adding that the conditions will not be used as an excuse.