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Croatia maintain momentum

Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.00CET
Iceland 1-2 Croatia Eduardo Da Silva and Luka Modric struck to keep Croatia's three-point lead at the pinnacle of Group 8 intact.
by Stefan Stefansson
Croatia maintain momentum
Croatia are setting the pace ©UEFA.com
Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.00CET

Croatia maintain momentum

Iceland 1-2 Croatia Eduardo Da Silva and Luka Modric struck to keep Croatia's three-point lead at the pinnacle of Group 8 intact.

Croatia maintained their grip at the top of Group 8 with a 2-1 win over Iceland at the KR-Völlur stadium in Reykjavik.

Da Silva influential
Eduardo Da Silva opened the scoring for the visitors on 32 minutes, and the forward also had a bearing on the second goal after being brought down in the penalty area seven minutes after the restart. Midfield player Luka Modric successfully converted the resulting spot-kick to double Croatia's advantage.

Penalty
Iceland were awarded a penalty of their own with three minutes remaining which Emil Hallfreðsson scored for a consolation goal. Croatia remain three points ahead of Sweden and Hungary, both of whom also won tonight, while Iceland in fourth can no longer qualify for the play-offs.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.07CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

Croatia

Croatia

1
KaleIngvar Kale (GK)
1
VranjićTomislav Vranjić (GK)
2
HallfredssonEmil Hallfredsson
Goal88
2
PelaićMladen Pelaić
3
GislasonSteinthor Gislason
3
ČaleHrvoje Čale
Substitution84
4
G. T. GunnarssonGunnar Thor Gunnarsson
4
ČorlukaVedran Ćorluka
5
BjarnasonTryggvi Bjarnason
5
VukmanNeven Vukman
6
JonssonSolvi Geir Jonsson
6
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak
7
KristjanssonSigmundur Kristjansson
Substitution60
7
ModrićLuka Modrić (C)
Goal53
Yellow Card89
Substitution90
8
SævarssonJónas Sævarsson
Substitution64
8
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
9
SveinssonHördur Sveinsson
Substitution75
9
BušićTomislav Bušić
Substitution66
10
D. VidarssonDavíd Vidarsson (C)
10
GrgurovićMario Grgurović
11
PálmasonPálmi Pálmason
11
EduardoEduardo
Goal32

Substitutes

12
ThormarMagnús Thormar (GK)
12
RadmanVelimir Radman (GK)
13
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
13
LabudovićTomislav Labudović
14
GunnlaugssonGardar Gunnlaugsson
Substitution75
14
MujanovićGoran Mujanović
Substitution90
15
JúlíussonAndri Júlíusson
15
BenkoLeon Benko
Substitution84
16
HédinssonEyjólfur Hédinsson
Substitution60
Yellow Card78
16
TomićAnte Tomić
17
MagnússonHelgi Magnússon
17
TadićJosip Tadić
Substitution66
18
An. ÓlafssonAndri Ólafsson
Substitution64
Yellow Card90
18
PrimoracKarlo Primorac

Coach

Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL) Slaven Bilić (CRO)

Referee

Meir Levi (ISR)

Assistant referees

Shlomo Benita (ISR), Abed Alramili (ISR)

Fourth official

Eran Frost (ISR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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