The World Cup has kicked off, and in just ten days, Croatia will open the competition against Senegal in Gothenburg on the first day of December. Two days later, they will face China, and for the end of the group, they are confident that a derby for first place will take place, hosted by Sweden. Despite having a new coach, Ivica Obrvan, who has only had ten days to get to know the team and for the team to get to know him, he is optimistic about their chances of success.
Obrvan believes that they will be ready for the World Cup and that they can be among the first two teams to advance to the second round and reach the quarterfinals, which would mean qualification for the Olympic Games. To prepare for this momentous occasion, Croatia will participate in a tournament in Novigrad featuring matches against Congo and Montenegro.
While there have been some challenges along the way since their last campaign, such as Ana Debelić becoming a mother and having to adapt to changes within the team, Obrvan is relieved that they have been together for a long time. This experience should serve them well as they navigate this new group of opponents.
Despite being unknown to them, Croatia remains determined to qualify for Paris as it is their biggest wish of this generation. With Obrvan leading them forward and their strong track record of success at international competitions, there is no doubt that they will give it their all on the court.