Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: That late goal from Stefano Mammarella confirmed victory and the bronze medal for Italy. Croatia can be immensely proud of a fourth-place finish, though.
  • 39:58
    Novak (Croatia) has a shot blocked.
  • 39:55
    Novak (Croatia) has a shot blocked.
  • 39:48
    Grcić (Croatia) takes the corner.
  • 39:47
    Grcić (Croatia) misses the target.
  • 39:36
    Novak (Croatia) has a shot blocked.
  • Goal
    38:49
    Mammarella (Italy) scores!
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Croatia’s continued use of the flying goalkeeper tactic backfires as Italy No1 Stefano Mammarella collects a shot and immediately punts the ball down court into the unguarded net. Surely all over now.
  • 38:46
    Mammarella (Italy) makes a save.
  • 38:45
    Suton (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 38:05
    Grcić (Croatia) misses the target.
  • 37:48
    Suton (Croatia) takes the corner.
  • 37:47
    Suton (Croatia) misses the target.
  • 37:07
    Suton (Croatia) takes the corner.
  • 37:06
    Mammarella (Italy) makes a save.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Having passed from one side to another in attempt to prise an opening, one finally arrives as Jakov Grcić forces Stefano Mammarella to tip a shot over.
  • 37:05
    Grcić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 34:25
    Suton (Croatia) takes the corner.
  • 34:24
    Marinović (Croatia) misses the target.
  • 33:39
    Suton (Croatia) has a shot blocked.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: With Tihomir Novak on, Croatia are camped firmly inside the Azzurri half.
  • 31:33
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 31:32
    Gabriel Lima (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 30:54
    Saad (Italy) misses the target.
  • Goal
    30:08
    Grcić (Croatia) scores!
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: The switch pays immediate dividends as Jakov Grcić, loitering at the far post, touches in a Josip Šuton cross.
  • 27:59
    Romano (Italy) takes the corner.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: The change Croatia had been pondering is made: Tihomir Novak is on as a flying goalkeeper.
  • 27:58
    Saad (Italy) misses the target.
  • 27:19
    Despotović (Croatia) has a shot blocked.
  • 26:26
    Ippoliti (Italy) misses the target.
  • 26:23
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 26:22
    Gabriel Lima (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    25:10
    Honorio (Italy) scores!
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Humberto Honorio pounces on a stray Croatia pass, skips past one challenge and thumps the ball high into the net. Tihomir Novak is on in his normal role but it surely cannot be long before he replaces Ivo Jukić.
  • 24:41
    Ippoliti (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 24:04
    Vampeta (Italy) misses the target.
  • 23:33
    Fortino (Italy) misses the target.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: A less eventful start to this half than the first. Croatia have picked up from where they left off and are poised to bring on Tihomir Novak as a flying goalkeeper.
  • 22:03
    Mammarella (Italy) makes a save.
  • 22:02
    Bajrušović (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 21:27
    Marinović (Croatia) takes the corner.
  • 21:26
    Mammarella (Italy) makes a save.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Stefano Mammarella excelled against Spain on Thursday and he is doing the same tonight. Dario Marinović is the latest player to be frustrated by the imposing Italy stopper.
  • 21:25
    Marinović (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 20:53
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 20:52
    Romano (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Croatia ended the half strongly after another nightmare start. Both goalkeepers have been busy in the first 20 minutes, Ivo Jukić perhaps more so. The Azzurri are on course for bronze.
  • 19:52
    Romano (Italy) misses the target.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Sergio Romano comes close to doubling Italy's lead with the last act of the half. Exchanging passes with Fortino, he waltzes through on goal but sends a shot wide of Ivo Jukić's left-hand upright.
  • 19:15
    Romano (Italy) misses the target.
  • 18:09
    Saad (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 16:34
    Fortino (Italy) misses the target.
  • 16:20
    Bajrušović (Croatia) misses the target.
  • Yellow Card
    15:28
    Patias (Italy) is booked.
  • 15:27
    Patias (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Marinović (Croatia).
  • 15:10
    Despotović (Croatia) delivers the corner.
  • 15:09
    Bajrušović (Croatia) misses the target.
  • 14:52
    Gabriel Lima (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • Yellow Card
    14:43
    Bajrušović (Croatia) is booked.
  • 14:42
    Bajrušović (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gabriel Lima (Italy).
  • 14:38
    Mammarella (Italy) makes a save.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Stefano Mammarella does not have to wait long to make his next contribution, running out to block Frane Despotović's shot when the Croatia No5 was through on goal.
  • 14:37
    Despotović (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 13:52
    Ippoliti (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 13:44
    Mammarella (Italy) makes a save.
  • 13:43
    Jelovčić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Franko Jelovčić has Croatia's first effort on target in a while, a shot which Stefano Mammarella comfortably fields.
  • 10:53
    Marinović (Croatia) misses the target.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: A few seconds after Vampeta tests Ivo Jukić, Croatia surge up court. Dario Marinović, from an acute angle, tries a cheeky flick which clears the far post.
  • 10:44
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 10:43
    Vampeta (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 9:49
    Saad (Italy) misses the target.
  • 9:40
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 9:39
    Ippoliti (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 9:38
    Forte (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 9:37
    Ippoliti (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 9:35
    Gabriel Lima (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 9:34
    Grcić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Romano (Italy).
  • 9:03
    Patias (Italy) misses the target.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Alessandro Patias dispossesses Dario Marinović as he attempts to break and fires a shot narrowly wide from a central position.
  • 9:01
    Ippoliti (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 9:00
    Ippoliti (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 8:59
    Grcić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Fortino (Italy).
  • 8:34
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 8:33
    Romano (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 8:03
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 8:02
    Forte (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 8:00
    Forte (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 7:59
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Ivo Jukić's goal is threatened yet again, this time by Gabriel Lima, whose near-post shot is beaten out by the goalkeeper.
  • 7:58
    Gabriel Lima (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 7:24
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 7:23
    Saad (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 7:09
    Fortino (Italy) misses the target.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: A period of Italy possession ends with Luca Ippoliti finding Fortino with a long pass, which the No9 helps over the crossbar.
  • 5:17
    Grcić (Croatia) misses the target.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Jakov Grcić surges down the left, jinks inside and powers an effort wide of Stefano Mammarella's left-hand post.
  • 3:38
    Jelovčić (Croatia) misses the target.
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Stung by the concession of yet another early goal, Croatia respond with Franko Jelovčić shooting into the side netting.
  • Goal
    0:58
    Saad (Italy) scores!
    Wayne Harrison, Arena Zagreb: Like they did in the semi-final, Croatia concede in under a minute. Ivo Jukić had already denied Saad Assis and Alessandro Patias seconds earlier but he cannot do anything to keep out the former's low drive from outside the area.
  • 0:53
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 0:52
    Patias (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 0:47
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 0:46
    Patias (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 0:45
    Jukić (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 0:44
    Saad (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 0:43
    Forte (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red cards
    Red cards
  • Yellow cards
    Yellow cards
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution