Just 24-hours out from facing South Korea in a friendly international to be played at the home ground of English Premiership side Fulham in London, and Croatia were preparing by having a bit of birthday cake. Experienced defender Vedran Corluka celebrated his 27th birthday on the eve of tomorrow’s match at Craven Cottage with his team-mates, but it will be all business when they take the pitch.
Coach Igor Stimac is taking tomorrow’s friendly seriously and will be looking at combinations ahead of next month’s important World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Zagreb. The match will also mark the 100th appearance in a Croatian shirt for captain Darijo Srna, goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa and defender Joe Simunic.
Kick-off is at 2:00pm GMT on Wednesday.