Down to 10 men, Croatia looked set to earn a draw against Nations League champions Portugal, but Dominik Livakovic's error proved decisive.
Pemain tengah Inter Milan, Marcelo Brozovic, diuji positif koronavirus ketika menjalankan tugasan antarabangsa bersama Croatia.
The Croatian Football Federation announced Marcelo Brozovic's positive test result for COVID-19 on Friday.
Paul Pogba was hailed by coach Didier Deschamps after France edged Croatia in Zagreb.
CROATIA 1 PERANCIS 2 Antoine Griezmann menjelaskan Didier Deschamps tahu dengan tepat posisi kegemarannya selepas penyerang Barcelona itu memainkan peranan penting dalam kemenangan sukar Perancis ke atas Croatia.
After impressing in a central role against Croatia, Antoine Griezmann believes he has the confidence of Didier Deschamps.
Kylian Mbappe's late goal proved enough for France to see off Croatia 2-1 in Nations League Group A3.
Didier Deschamps responded to Leonardo's criticism after Kylian Mbappe's positive coronavirus test.
In his first France start since March 2018, Anthony Martial assisted a goal and played a key role in another as Les Bleus beat Croatia.
After becoming the youngest France debutant in 106 years, Eduardo Camavinga knows he must keep shining with Rennes to get another call-up.