Gradski vrt - Osijek 16/10/2012 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Croatia - Wales
2-0
 

Croatia - Wales 2-0 - 16/10/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Classy Croatia cruise past Wales

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.00CET
Classy Croatia cruise past Wales
Mario Mandžukić and Eduardo celebrate the latter's goal as Croatia make it 2-0 in Osijek ©Getty Images

Croatia continued their strong start to 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying with a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Wales.

Igor Štimac's side prevailed through goals from Mario Mandžukić and Eduardo and moved on to ten points from four Group A matches played. For Wales, by contrast, the flame of optimism lit by last Friday's win in Scotland was swiftly doused as they suffered a third defeat in four on a damp night in Osijek.

Lineups

Croatia

Croatia

Wales

Wales

1Pletikosa (GK)1Price (GK)
2Strinić
81
2Gunter
52
3Šimunić3Davies
4Lovren
25
46
4Vaughan
7Rakitić5Blake
10Modrić6A. Williams (C)
11Srna (C)7Allen
16Badelj8Ledley
17Mandžukić
27
9Morison
61
20Perišić
85
10King
72
22Eduardo
57
77
11Bale

Substitutes

12Krešić (GK)12Brown (GK)
5Čorluka13Davies
6Pamić14Ricketts
8Vukušić15Edwards
9Sammir16Richards
13Schildenfeld
46
17Church
61
15Jelavić18Robson-Kanu
18Radošević19Vokes
72
19Kranjčar
77
20Wilson
21Vida
85
21J. Williams
23Subašić (GK)22Nyatanga
24N. Kalinić23Matthews

Coaches

Igor Štimac (CRO) Chris Coleman (WAL)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:34 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Croatia
Wales

2

Goals scored

0

27

Total attempts

6

14

Attempts on target

4

8

off target

2

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

2

2

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    85
    Vida (in) - Perišić (out) (Croatia)
  • Yellow Card
    81
    Strinić (Croatia) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    77
    Kranjčar (in) - Eduardo (out) (Croatia)
  • Substitution
    72
    Vokes (in) - King (out) (Wales)

See also

  • Croatia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Serbia, 22 March 2013, 2-0
  • Wales

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Scotland, 22 March 2013, 1-2
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