Key men return for Nations League

The two O'Neill's shared the Philips Manager of the Year award in 2015

The two O'Neill's shared the Philips Manager of the Year award in 2015

The World Cup finalists endured a miserable start to their Group 4 campaign in League A - thrashed by Spain in the reverse fixture and drawing with England - but they now head to Wembley in contention for a Finals place after an incredible finish in Zagreb.

Alternatively, if there is a victor in the group's final fixture, whoever is victorious will progress.

"It was a very hard group", he said. "But until the end we'll have a chance (of qualifying)", said Lucho. "We still have a chance". The team last drew with England 0-0 in its second Nations League match.

"I am sure we have it in us to beat England", Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said. "Under no circumstances did we deserve to lose".

"I worry about the possible things that we have to adjust", he continued. The lads went all out for a win, they all went forward in the dying minutes and the gamble paid off handsomely.

"We did enough in the second half to win the game, but they caught us on the counter-attack". "It was a very hard group with national teams that came from the World Cup in good form, very powerful, but I think we were the best team in the group".

Midfielder Sergio Busquets shared Luis Enrique's assessment of the group, but he believes Spain have showed themselves to be the best of the three teams. "I can see areas we need to improve in, but I think today's result is completely unfair".

"We deserved more. We deserved to take the lead, but for one reason or another it wasn't to be and now we need to hope that England and Croatia draw on Sunday, because it's not in our hands".

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