The Croatian national football team did the first two training sessions before leaving Rostov on Don for a friendly match against Russia, and Ante Cacic said that the atmosphere in the national league was great.

"We could expect such a good atmosphere, given that the players fell heavily from the back to the final tournament, and they are well acquainted, friends are happy and satisfied after all the jokes around the team," the Croatian menu said.

It has been known since the 'Vatreni' against Russia will play without Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitić, and the question is also the appearance of Vedran Ćorluke. The Moscow Lokomotivist's border has to be ultrasounded due to an adductor's problem, after which the medical service will make a final decision. Šime Vrsaljko, Nikola Kalinić and Ivan Perišić also have smaller health problems.

"I think everything will be fine with Vrsaljko, as well as Kalinic and Perišić, who also had minor problems. Our players have accumulated tiredness because of the constant competitive rhythm, and such friendly games sometimes serve to give the players a better time to see how much they can count on them at the national team or at the European Championships, "Cacic said.

There will be no Matea Kovacic in Russia who will join the U-21 team for a match against Spain in Rijeka.

"The young team is the best filter for entering the A team. It is extremely important that U-21's selection makes a good result in qualifications, and players like Pašalić and Halilovic are already in it, "Cacic said.

The Croatian menu has stressed that it will arrange a list of passengers for EURO 2016. In France, the club time is one of the key factors.

"In France I do not mean to lead those who are in charge of placement, but those who can play them well. Everyone who does not have enough space in their clubs in the spring will not be able to go to the European Championships, "the menu was announced.

Russia's national team travels on Monday, and the game is scheduled on Tuesday for 17. November in 19.00 hours.

(Hina)