Rostov goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa saved two spot kicks as the home side beat Terek Grozny 4-3 in a penalty shootout.
An inspired Croatia swept past South Korea 4-0 in a friendly played at Fulham's Craven Cottage.
Mario Mandzukic and Eduardo were both on target as Croatia dealt Wales' World Cup hopes a major blow with a 2-0 win in Group A in Osijek.
Croatia stalwart Danijel Pranjic has quit internationals after coach Igor Stimac left him out of his squad for two World Cup qualifiers.
Spain set up a possible Euro 2012 quarter-final with England by completing a nervy 1-0 win over Croatia in Gdansk to top Group C.
Italy and Croatia must wait until the final round of Group C matches to learn their Euro 2012 fate after a 1-1 draw in Poznan.
We profile the players who will represent Croatia at Euro 2012.
Croatia were just seconds away from the last four at Euro 2008, but their chance of emulating that success this summer in Poland is remote.
Croatia manager Slaven Bilic left out injured defender Dejan Lovren and three other players when naming his 23-man squad for Euro 2012.
Croatia manager Slaven Bilic dropped strikers Mladen Petric and Ivan Klasnic from his Euro 2012 plans and confirmed he will leave the job.
Friendly round-up: Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina beat a physical Switzerland side 3-1.
Croatia coasted into the Euro 2012 finals after a goalless draw with Turkey ensured a 3-0 aggregate win on a freezing night in Zagreb.
Croatia will draw inspiration from a heart-breaking 2008 quarter-final defeat by Turkey when they meet in their Euro 2012 play-off.
Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has left striker Ivan Klasnic out of his 24-man squad for the two-legged Euro 2012 playoff against Turkey.
Round-up: Germany beat Turkey 3-1 on to maintain their perfect Euro 2012 qualifying record with nine wins from nine games.
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