World cup 2018: Senegal lost to Croatia in Warm-up Match
London, June 9, 2018, (AltAfrika) – Croatia fought back from a goal down to end their World Cup preparations with a 2-1 victory over Senegal in Osijek.
Hoffenheim forward Andrej Kramaric netted the winning goal after being set up by captain Luka Modric.
Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic had cancelled out Ismaila Sarr’s 48th-minute opener with a heavily deflected free-kick just after the hour mark.
The lively Sadio Mane missed a late chance to level for Senegal when he struck the post.
Senegal, unbeaten in their World Cup qualifying campaign, kept the home crowd quiet until Kramaric sparked the hosts into life.
Croatia face Nigeria in their opening World Cup Group D match on June 16, before facing Argentina and Iceland.
Senegal begin their Group H campaign against Poland on June 19, then meet Japan and Colombia.