Laugardalsvöllur - Reykjavik 15/11/2013 - 20:00CET (19:00 local time)

Play-off for Final Tournament, First leg

Iceland - Croatia
0-0
 

Iceland - Croatia 0-0 - 15/11/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Ten-man Iceland keep Croatia at bay

Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 23.00CET
Ten-man Iceland keep Croatia at bay
Luka Modrić and Gylfi Sigurdsson compete in the air in Reykjavik ©Getty Images

Iceland coach Lars Lagerbäck said his side "still have a chance" after surviving 40 minutes with ten men to earn a goalless draw against Croatia in the first leg of their FIFA World Cup play-off.

Iceland were posing real problems to their visitors in Reykjavik before Ólafur Skúlason's dismissal soon after the interval turned the game on its head. From then on it was all Croatia, the Balkan team laying siege to the Iceland goal but they could not find a way past keeper Hannes Halldórsson so will start again at 0-0 in Zagreb on Tuesday.

Match statistics

Iceland
Croatia

0

Goals scored

0

4

Total attempts

13

1

Attempts on target

6

1

off target

4

1

blocked

7

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

4

0

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

0

1

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

18

14

Fouls suffered

15

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    87
    Benko (in) - Mandžukić (out) (Croatia)
  • Substitution
    72
    Rebić (in) - Eduardo (out) (Croatia)
  • Substitution
    63
    Gíslason (in) - Finnbogason (out) (Iceland)

See also

  • Iceland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Croatia, 19 November 2013, 2-0
  • Croatia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Iceland, 19 November 2013, 2-0
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