The Croatian U-21 national football team is set to continue their Euro 2025 qualification campaign with a match against Belarus in Yerevan on Monday, November 20. Currently in third place in Group G, Croatia is tied with the Faroe Islands with seven points. Portugal leads the group with 12 points and Greece is in second place with eight points. Andorra and Belarus are in fifth and sixth place respectively with three points each.
Coach Dragan Skočić expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance in a friendly match against Slovakia, where they tried out different game strategies due to injuries. Despite drawing (2-2) with Slovakia, the team’s forward game and goal-scoring abilities left the coach feeling optimistic for the match against Belarus.
Skočić emphasized the importance of approaching the game with a positive attitude and aiming for a victory. He stressed the team’s focus on dominating possession from the start and looking for an early goal to set the tone for the match. The coach reiterated his belief in the team’s abilities and their potential to secure a win against Belarus.
Looking ahead to the game against Belarus, Skočić acknowledged the opponent’s quality and the potential challenges they could pose to the Croatian team. He emphasized the need for the Croatian team to be at their optimal level to succeed against a Belarus side that may be underrated based on their current results and position in the rankings.