After five years of anticipation, disillusionment has set in for Austria after their 1-0 Group B defeat by Croatia. More than 51,000 were in attendance at Vienna's Ernst-Happel-Stadion to witness the co-hosts get off to the worst possible start when Luka Modrić converted a fourth-minute penalty, which ultimately proved to be the winner.
Josef Hickersberger's side took their time to digest the setback, but responded after the break with a period of sustained pressure on the Croatian goal which ultimately went unrewarded. So, where did Austria fall short? Were they too defensive at the start? Was the 3-5-2 system too conservative? Did the players handle the atmosphere created by the fervent EURO crowd? What do you think?
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