Daniel James is prepared to play for Wales in Saturday’s European Qualifier in Croatia despite his close at hand move to Manchester United.
James was at United’s Carrington coaching ground on weekday morning sooner than his transfer from Swansea,
simply hours before Wales flew to Osijek for a gathering with the globe Cup finalists.
But Wales boss Ryan Giggs insists the winger’s expected transfer – for a fee of up to £18m – has not discontinuous preparations,
Wales begin the sport as major underdogs given Croatia’s exemplary home record.
Croatia haven’t lost a ecu Championship qualifier reception since their 1st match within the competition in 1994
and have conjointly gone twenty three home games undefeated altogether competitions.
Wales even have to touch upon the fierce heat in Osijek, with the temperature expected to be around thirty degrees at kick-off.
A Croatia facet combating a FIFA World Cup hangover hosts Wales in Saturday’s UEFA euro 2020 qualifier at the Stadion Gradski. each groups have massive names in their ranks however ar battling to hit high gear
Andrej Kramaric has scored thrice in his last four appearances for Croatia and Wales ought to be cautious of him.
Wales have shared their goals amongst the team in recent matches however it’s invariably price keeping an eye fixed on uncomparable high Dragons goalscorer Gareth Bale.
Tottenham left-back ben Davies are obtainable for each games once he deferred end-of season groin surgery.
But Aaron Ramsey isn’t obtainable following a hamstring injury.
Ballon D’Or holder Luka Modric is predicted to steer the hosts
however Croatia are missing many first-team players through injury, as well as port midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Frankfurt striker Ante Rebic.
Mateo Kovacic, who spent last season on loan at Chelsea from Real Spanish capital, might begin.
Croatia began euro 2020 qualifying with a 2-1 home convert lowly Azerbajdzhan then again slouched to a 2-1 away defeat to Hungary.
Ante Rebic’s goal wasn’t enough to save lots of Zlatko Dalic’s facet from AN embarrassing defeat.
It doesn’t facilitate the globe Cup silver medalists’ cause that Rebic
and Ivan Rakitic are dominated out of this vital monetary unit 2020 qualifier.
Gareth Bale is that the most notable name within the Wales squad with Daniel James conjointly drawing lots of attention thanks to reports linking him with Manchester United.
This will be the fifth meeting between Croatia and Wales on the international stage, with Republic of Croatia winning the last 3 matches following a 1-1 attract their 1st game in 2002.
Wales haven’t lost four consecutive games against one opponent since June 2016 versus European nation, losing their last 5 against the 3 Lions.
Wales have lost 3 of their last four away games altogether competitions (W1), as several defeats as they’d registered in their previous twelve such matches combined (W5 D4 L3).
Wales have lost just one occasion in their last thirteen European Championship qualifiers (W9 D3 L1), losing to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Herzegovina in October 2015 below Chris Coleman (0-2).
European Qualifiers – Group E
Croatia vs Wales
2:00pm Saturday 8th June
- Croatia 2-1 Wales (2pm)
- Lawrence OG for opener (17)
- Perisic second after sloppy Wales defending (48)
- Brooks pulls one back (77)
- European Qualifiers, Group E