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    Scotland

    2

    Macedonia

    0

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    Ukraine

    5

    Andorra

    0

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    Armenia

    0

    Bosnia-Herz

    2

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    Azerbaijan

    1

    Finland

    2

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    Russia

    3

    Liechtenstei

    0

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    Moldova

    0

    Luxembourg

    0

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    Bulgaria

    4

    Montenegro

    1

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    Denmark

    1

    Portugal

    1

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    Georgia

    0

    Italy

    2

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    Hungary

    1

    Sweden

    2

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    Israel

    0

    Latvia

    1

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    Turkey

    4

    Estonia

    2

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    Austria

    3

    Faroe Island

    1

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    Croatia

    1

    Belarus

    0

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    Cyprus

    1

    Rep of Ire

    2

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    Poland

    1

    N Ireland

    1

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    Slovakia

    2

    Czech Rep

    2

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    Switzerland

    2

    Greece

    0

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    Iceland

    1

    Norway

    1

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    France

    1

    Romania

    1

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    Spain

    5

    Belgium

    0

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - UEFA

Stadion Maksimir

Referee: Konrad Plautz | Attendance: 30000

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Croatia

  • Ivan Rakitic 24'

1 - 0

FT

Croatia 1-0 Belarus: Rakitic secures narrow win

Ivan Ratikic was Croatia's hero as Slaven Bilic's team secured the win they

required to set themselves up for Wednesday's clash with England at Wembley. Ratikic scored midway through the first half as Croatia moved to four points

adrift of leaders England in Group Six, having played one more match than Fabio

Capello's team.

If England beat Croatia next week then they cannot be caught and will qualify

automatically for next summer's World Cup finals in South Africa, but Bilic's

team, for now, still have distant hopes of claiming top spot. Perhaps more importantly in the long run, today's victory for Croatia reopens

the three-point gap between themselves and Ukraine, which for a few hours had

been wiped out by Ukraine's 5-0 win against Andorra.

Croatia have also played one more match than Ukraine.

Scoring Summary

  • Croatia
  • Belarus
Ivan Rakitic (24')
 

Match Stats

  • Croatia
  • Belarus
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 6
1 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Croatia
  • Belarus
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