Stadion Maksimir - Zagreb 11/10/2013 - 18:00CET (18:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Croatia - Belgium
1-2
 

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Belgium march into finals with Croatia win

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 20.00CET
Belgium march into finals with Croatia win
Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his second in Zagreb ©AFP/Getty Images

Belgium confirmed their place in next summer's Brazil showpiece as a pair of first-half Romelu Lukaku strikes secured the three points in Zagreb that sealed top spot in Group A.

Second-placed Croatia were the only side in the section who could topple Marc Wilmots's leaders from the summit and only victory at the Stadion Maksimir would have maintained those hopes. However, Lukaku scored twice before the break, meaning substitute Niko Kranjčar's late effort was nothing but a consolation for the hosts who now face the prospect of the play-offs.

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Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:27 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Croatia
Belgium

1

Goals scored

2

17

Total attempts

10

9

Attempts on target

4

7

off target

3

8

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

3

1

Offsides

3

4

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Modrić (Croatia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    84
    Dembélé (in) - Defour (out) (Belgium)
  • Goal
    83
    Kranjčar (Croatia) scores!
  • Substitution
    76
    Kranjčar (in) - Rakitić (out) (Croatia)

See also

  • Croatia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Scotland, 15 October 2013, 2-0
  • Belgium

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Wales, 15 October 2013, 1-1
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