June 26, 2018 / 5:20 PM / 20 days ago

Soccer-Modric leads revamped Croatia against Iceland

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, June 26 (Reuters) - Luka Modric will lead an almost entirely revamped Croatia when his already-qualified team take on Iceland in their final Group D game at the World Cup on Tuesday.

The midfielder is one of two players along with Ivan Perisic named by coach Zlatko Dalic in the lineup who also started in Croatia’s resounding 3-0 win against Argentina.

Iceland have made three changes, with Jon Bordvarsson being left on the bench to leave Alfred Finnbogason as a lone striker in front of a five-man midfield.

Croatia will top the group with at least a draw while Iceland must win to have a chance of reaching the last 16 while also needing the Nigeria-Argentina result to go their way.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris

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