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Kalinić double keeps Croatia in touch

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 11.42CET
Faroe Islands 1-2 Croatia
Two goals by HNK Hajduk Split forward Nikola Kalinić kept Croatia in the running in Group 1.
by Elvir Islamovic
Kalinić double keeps Croatia in touch
Croatia striker Nikola Kalinić secured the points ©UEFA.com
Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 11.42CET

Kalinić double keeps Croatia in touch

Faroe Islands 1-2 Croatia
Two goals by HNK Hajduk Split forward Nikola Kalinić kept Croatia in the running in Group 1.

Two goals by HNK Hajduk Split forward Nikola Kalinić kept Croatia in the running for a place at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championships.

Frantic start
Croatia had to come from behind to earn the three points after the home team took a fourth-minute lead when Arnbjørn Hansen headed in. Ten minutes later Kalinić, assisted by Ivo Iličević, chipped in the equaliser and eight minutes after that the turnaround was complete. Tomislav Bušić’s effort was saved by goalkeeper Nielsen but Kalinić reacted quickest to score his second.

Crucial game
Croatia coach Dražen Ladić said: "We played in very difficult weather conditions, so this victory is more valuable. Now we are preparing for the match against Greece as that will be the crucial one." That match is on 17 November with second-place Croatia going into it two points ahead of Greece having played a game more. Italy are a point clear at the summit of Group 1 and have also played a game less than Croatia.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.12CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Croatia

Croatia

1
G. NielsenGunnar Nielsen (GK) (C)
7
Bošnjak MilijenkoMiljenko Bošnjak Milijenko
Substitution46
2
NæsJónas Tór Næs
9
BušićTomislav Bušić
Goal21
3
JacobsenSvenn Jacobsen
10
IličevićIvo Iličević
4
M. OlsenMagnus Olsen
Substitution58
5
IpšaKristijan Ipša (C)
Yellow Card66
5
DamPoul Thomas Dam
3
PamićManuel Pamić
6
L.HanssenLevi Hanssen
1
VargićIvan Vargić (GK)
7
GunnarssonJ. Gunnarsson
6
LovrenDejan Lovren
8
ÓlavstovuÓlavur Ólavstovu
Yellow Card43
Substitution90+3
2
KerićAndrej Kerić
10
K. JacobsenKristoffur Jacobsen
Yellow Card80
4
JajaloMato Jajalo
11
A.HansenArnbjørn Hansen
Goal4
8
Tomasov Marin Tomasov
Substitution74
13
Nielsen Gudmund Nielsen
Substitution68
11
KalinićNikola Kalinić
Goal14
Yellow Card62
Substitution68

Substitutes

16
HansenSímun Hansen (GK)
16
DusparaDomagoj Duspara
9
P. JørgensenPætur Jørgensen
Substitution58
17
KukecDavor Kukec
Substitution68
12
LambanumFritleif Lambanum
Substitution90+3
15
PrahicIgor Prahic
Substitution74
15
P. PoulsenPoul Poulsen
Substitution68
18
RukavinaAnte Rukavina
Substitution46
14
Teitur JoensenTeitur Joensen
12
JezinaAntonijo Jezina (GK)
17
Á. GunnarssonÁsbjørn Gunnarsson
14
D. DžidićDamir Džidić
18
NiclasenLeif Niclasen
13
PuljićAnte Puljić

Coach

Hedin Askham (FRO) Dražen Ladić (CRO)

Referee

Jiří Jech (CZE)

Assistant referees

Patrik Filipek (CZE), Martin Večera (CZE)

Fourth official

Karel Hrubes (CZE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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