A Luka Modric led Croatian team beat Greece 4-1 in the Russia 2018 World Cup playoffs. The Real Madrid play-maker Modric opened the scoring on the 13th minute from the penalty spot, 6 minutes later Kalinic doubled the scoring for the home side. Sokratis pulled one back for the visitors half an hour into the game to give Greece a glimpse of a possible comeback. Inter Milan winger Perisic stretched the lead further with a 33 minute goal. Four minutes into the second half, Kramaric put the icing on the cake as Croatia move closer to booking a ticket for the World cup.