• KO
    • Kickoff
  • 3
    • Goal! Republic of Ireland 0, Croatia 1. Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.
  • 19
    • Goal! Republic of Ireland 1, Croatia 1. Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 43
    • Goal! Republic of Ireland 1, Croatia 2. Nikica Jelavic (Croatia) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a corner.
  • 45+1
    • Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • HT
    • First Half ends, Republic of Ireland 1, Croatia 2.
  • 48
    • Goal! Republic of Ireland 1, Croatia 3. Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Perisic with a cross.
  • 53
    • Luka Modric (Croatia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 53
    • Substitution, Republic of Ireland. Jonathan Walters replaces Kevin Doyle.
  • 54
    • Substitution, Republic of Ireland. Simon Cox replaces Aiden McGeady.
  • 72
    • Substitution, Croatia. Niko Kranjcar replaces Nikica Jelavic.
  • 75
    • Substitution, Republic of Ireland. Shane Long replaces Robbie Keane.
  • 84
    • Niko Kranjcar (Croatia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 89
    • Substitution, Croatia. Eduardo replaces Ivan Perisic.
  • 90+2
    • Substitution, Croatia. Tomislav Dujmovic replaces Ivan Rakitic.
  • FT
    • Second Half ends, Republic of Ireland 1, Croatia 3.
Republic of Ireland Logo Republic of Ireland IRL Croatia CRO Croatia Logo
Republic of Ireland
No. Name
Saves 2
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
2 Sean St. Ledger  19'
Goals 1
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 3 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 6
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
8 Keith Andrews  45'+1'
Goals 0
  • Shots 7
  • 2 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assist 1
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
54' 20  Simon Cox
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 3
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 3 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 2
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
75' 19  Shane Long
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 4 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
53' 14  Jonathan Walters
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Substitutes
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red

Game Information

  • VENUE: Stadion Miejski (Poznan)
  • ,
    COVERAGE: ESPN/ESPNDP
  • Poznan
  • ATTENDANCE: 43,200

Match Commentary

95' As for Ireland, that defensive solidity they displayed in abundance during qualifying deserted them as they conceded three soft goals. Nothing really clicked at either end of the pitch and they have much work to do before they face the world champions on Thursday.
95' Croatia weren't really tested at the back but looked lively up front; Mandzukic and Jelavic appears a good combo. And Modric was immaculate as ever. A great start for them.
95' KICK OFF - Andrews fires a shot wide as the real final whistle goes and Ireland's fans sing 'Athenry' in unison. Not the match they had waited a decade for but Croatia were worthy winners and will pose problems for the other two in this group, no doubt.

Match Stats

IRL
CRO

Possession

45% 55%

Shots (on Goal)

13 (5)
14 (8)
IRL CRO
12 Fouls 18
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 1
1 Corner Kicks 7
2 Saves 3

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