Croatia is still in the game baby.!! Yay.!! I was so hoping we would not get eliminated playing Cameroon. And we didn’t.! Final goal was 4-0 in Croatia’s favor 🙂
I have to say prior to the game start, I was a little apprehensive for two reasons. Firstly, while Croatia played a solid game against Brazil, bad reffing left much to be desired. I was hoping not to relive those bad calls again. And secondly, Mexico only beat Cameroon by 1-0 during their match. El Tri, as Mexico’s team is known, is ranked number 19 in FIFA standings. Croatia is ranked number 18. So, needless to say, I was concerned about a tight scoring game leaving very little of my fingers left let alone my fingernails.!!
But I had very little reason to fear. I’m not sure if I should be thankful for the extensive heat in Manaus, Mario Mandzukic’s return, or Alex Song’s eviction from the game, but hallelujah.!! It all worked out in the end. In fact, I felt a little sorry for Cameroon 😦 But I do believe, Croatia needed this win and in a big way. They face Mexico on Monday (my birthday by the way) and the win against Cameroon was essential to get their head back in the game.!
I’ve had several people ask me today, who will I be rooting for during Monday’s game, Mexico vs. Croatia. And I have to admit, I will be slightly torn and maybe even a little guilty not rooting for El Tri. But since I’m Croatian by design and it is my birthday that day too – soy Croata en lunes durante el gran partido.! jajaja…. Unless of course Mexico wins…..jijiji…just kidding 🙂