Stadion Maksimir - Zagreb 07/06/2013 - 20:15CET (20:15 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Croatia - Scotland
0-1
 

Croatia - Scotland 0-1 - 07/06/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Scotland shock Maksimir to dent Croatian hopes

Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 22.00CET
Scotland shock Maksimir to dent Croatian hopes
Croatia's Ivica Olić is thwarted by Scotland's James Morrison ©AFP/Getty Images

Scotland produced a major shock in Croatia as they recorded their first win in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying to deal a sizeable blow to the hosts' hopes of topping Group A.

With Gordon Strachan's men winless in the section and facing undefeated opponents, few gave the Scots any chance at the Stadion Maksimir, but they more than held their own early on and got their reward when Robert Snodgrass dinked the ball over Stipe Pletikosa after 26 minutes. Croatia, level on points with Belgium at the group summit at kick-off, had numerous chances, yet resolute defending epitomised by Allan McGregor in the Scottish goal ensured Igor Štimac's team suffered a first Group A reverse.

Match statistics

Croatia
Scotland

0

Goals scored

1

15

Total attempts

4

1

Attempts on target

1

13

off target

2

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

1

3

Offsides

0

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

5

5

Fouls suffered

14

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Whittaker (Scotland) is booked.
  • Substitution
    88
    Kranjčar (in) - Mandžukić (out) (Croatia)
  • Yellow Card
    78
    McArthur (Scotland) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    77
    Rakitić (Croatia) is booked.

See also

  • Croatia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Serbia, 06 September 2013, 1-1
  • Scotland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Belgium, 06 September 2013, 0-2
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