Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski - Skopje 12/10/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

FYR Macedonia - Croatia
1-2
 

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Rakitić inspires Croatia comeback in Skopje

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 23.00CET
Rakitić inspires Croatia comeback in Skopje
Vedran Ćorluka (C) celebrates his equaliser with Josip Radošević ©AFP/Getty Images

Croatia came from a goal down to beat the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for the second time in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

The patisan 32,500 crowd crammed into the National Arena Filip II Macedonian were given just the start they wanted when Agim Ibraimi broke the deadlock on 16 minutes but the visitors were soon in the ascendancy. Vedran Ćorluka restored parity before half-time and the excellent Ivan Rakitić completed the turnaround on the hour with a fine lob. There was no way back for the hosts.

Lineups

FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia

Croatia

Croatia

1Bogatinov (GK)1Pletikosa (GK)
2Georgievski2Strinić
3Popov
82
3Šimunić
4Noveski5Čorluka
33
63
6Sikov
75
7Rakitić
60
7Tričkovski8Vukojević
70
8Sumulikoski
54
9Jelavić
64
9Ristic
8
10Modrić
74
84
10Pandev (C)
90
11Srna (C)
14Demiri17Mandžukić
72
19Ibraimi
16
20Perišić

Substitutes

12Pacovski (GK)12Krešić (GK)
22Naumovski (GK)4Lovren
5Grncarov
75
6Pamić
11Hasani
82
13Schildenfeld
13Markoski14N. Kalinić
72
15Ristovski15Sammir
64
16Gligorov
54
16Badelj
84
17Tasevski18Radošević
18Lazevski19Kranjčar
20Stjepanovic21Vida
21Ivanovski22Eduardo
23Georgiev23Subašić (GK)

Coaches

Cedomir Janevski (MKD) Igor Štimac (CRO)

Referee

Peter Rasmussen (DEN)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 12:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

FYR Macedonia
Croatia

1

Goals scored

2

5

Total attempts

12

1

Attempts on target

5

1

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

5

Corners

7

1

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

19

Fouls committed

12

10

Fouls suffered

17

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Pandev (FYR Macedonia) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    84
    Badelj (in) - Modrić (out) (Croatia)
  • Substitution
    82
    Hasani (in) - Popov (out) (FYR Macedonia)
  • Substitution
    75
    Grncarov (in) - Sikov (out) (FYR Macedonia)

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