Croatia thrashed Argentina 3-0 on Thursday and secured their place in the knockout stage ahead of time. Croatia, who top the pool with six points, will next face Iceland in Rostov-on-Don on June 26.

"Yes, I will rest some of the players for the match against Iceland," Dalic said.

He added that he had no time to see the main sights of Nizhny Novgorod yet, but he would love to come back in the city as a tourist.

The 43,000-seater Nizhny Novgorod Stadium will host a Round of 16 game between the winner of Group D and the Group C runners up on July 1.