Ivan Rakitic scored twice and Tottenham's Luka Modric also netted as Croatia
secured a routine win over Andorra in England's World Cup qualifying group
The Schalke winger opened the scoring after 17 minutes and completed the rout
three minutes from full-time from the penalty spot.
In between, Ivica Olic made it 2-0 and Modric added a third for a Croatia side
who moved up to second in Group Six - five points behind England.
After dominating the early stages, the hosts took the lead when Rakitic fired
home a free-kick from 25 yards, the ball curling into the top left-hand corner.
The lead was almost doubled two minutes later but Ivan Klasnic nodded Danijel
Pranjic's cross narrowly wide.
Andorra were struggling to get out of their own half and Croatia again came
close after 25 minutes, Spurs team-mates Modric and Vedran Corluka combining
with the latter's effort hitting the bar.
The second goal duly arrived on the half-hour mark.
Olic was brought down in the area by Victor Rodriguez and a spot-kick awarded.
Visiting keeper Jesus Alvarez saved Modric's penalty, and his follow-up, but
Olic was on hand to smuggle home the rebound.
Sensing the game was already beyond their opponents, Croatia took their foot
off the pedal in the second half.
Mladen Petric did come close with a shot which was well saved by Alvarez but
that was all the hosts had to offer in the opening 20 minutes of the second
Croatia finally upped the tempo in the closing stages and Modric made it 3-0
with a well-placed drive from 16 yards after the Andorra defence had failed to
clear a low cross.
A Rakitic penalty completed the scoring although there was still time for
Klasnic to be denied by Alvarez when the Nantes forward was clean through.