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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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