|Attempts on target||1||1|
|Attempts off target||0||0|
|3||Bulgaria||Republic of Ireland|
|10||Bosnia and Herzegovina||France|
|3||Portugal||Republic of Ireland|
Perennial UEFA European Under-21 Championship finalists Italy stayed on course for Sweden next summer by booking a place in Friday's play-off draw with a 1-1 draw in Croatia – though not without suffering some late nerves.
Marco Motta's header eight minutes before half-time looked to have set the Azzurrini up for the minimum one-point haul needed to top Group 1, yet there was a sting in the tail in Varazdin. With eight minutes remaining, a seemingly innocuous Ivo Iličević free-kick swung into the area and somehow evaded everyone as it bounced into the net – dragging Croatia back into the game and leaving Italy with a testing finale.
The visitors held on, though, consigning Croatia to second in the section and a runners-up position inferior to those of Belarus, France, Israel and Denmark, the four second-placed sides who joined the ten group winners in the play-off draw. Pierluigi Casiraghi's team would only have had themselves to blame had they lost. Having weathered an early storm, Italy took a deserved lead when Motta rose to head in Sebastian Giovinco's corner, then failed to press home their advantage. Giovinco was particularly guilty, blazing over the bar with only the goalkeeper to beat. In the end, however, it mattered not.
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|Dražen Ladić (CRO)||Pierluigi Casiraghi (ITA)|
|Said Ennjimi (FRA)|
|David Benech (FRA), Frédéric Haquette (FRA)|
|Jean-Charles Cailleux (FRA)|