Swansea Stadium - Swansea 26/03/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Wales - Croatia
1-2
 

Wales - Croatia 1-2 - 26/03/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Croatia come from behind to win in Wales

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 23.00CET
Croatia come from behind to win in Wales
Croatia celebrate Eduardo's late winner against Wales ©AFP/Getty Images

Croatia came from behind to beat Wales thanks to Eduardo's late volley and remain level on points with Belgium at the top of FIFA World Cup qualifying Group A.

Gareth Bale converted a first-half penalty after Dejan Lovren brought down Joe Ledley, but the Croatia defender made up for his error with a sweetly struck equaliser after the break. The game seemed destined for a draw, only for Eduardo's 87th-minute intervention to earn maximum points for the visitors.

Lineups

Wales

Wales

Croatia

Croatia

1Myhill (GK)1Pletikosa (GK)
2Gunter2Strinić
73
3Davies5Čorluka
7
4Ledley6Lovren
21
77
5Collins7Rakitić
6A. Williams10Modrić
66
7J. Williams11Srna (C)
8Bellamy15Sammir
61
9Robson-Kanu
42
64
16Badelj
46
10King
84
17Mandžukić
11Bale (C)
21
22Eduardo
87

Substitutes

12Price (GK)23Subašić (GK)
13Lynch12Krešić (GK)
14Nyatanga3Pavlović
15Ricketts4Kovačić
61
70
16Richards
64
8Vukojević
17Church
84
9Jelavić
18Jones13Schildenfeld
46
19Vokes14N. Kalinić
20Easter18Olić
73
21O. Williams (GK)20Petrić
21Vida

Coaches

Chris Coleman (WAL) Igor Štimac (CRO)

Referee

Luca Banti (ITA)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Wales
Croatia

1

Goals scored

2

9

Total attempts

18

4

Attempts on target

7

4

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

11

1

Offsides

0

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

5

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

5

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    87
    Eduardo (Croatia) scores!
  • Substitution
    84
    Church (in) - King (out) (Wales)
  • Goal
    77
    Lovren (Croatia) scores!
  • Substitution
    73
    Olić (in) - Strinić (out) (Croatia)

See also

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