• 2nd Half
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • ModricPasalic
    89'
  • KramaricVlasic
    82'
  • Bakasetas
    79'
  • KalinicRebic
    75'
  • StafylidisBakasetas
    71'
  • SamarisTachtsidis
    62'
  • Kramaric
    49'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • ManiatisRetsos
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Perišic
    33'
  • Papastathopoulos
    30'
  • Zeca
    21'
  • Kalinic
    19'
  • Modric (P)
    13'
  • Karnezis
    11'
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World Cup Qualification UEFA - 10 November 2017

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90' 

And that's full-time!

A brilliant result for Croatia but masses of work to do for Greece.

90' 

Late chances for Greece as Mitroglou has a go from a tight angle and Subasic saves well. The ball goes back across goal from the forward and once again there's no-one in the box to tap it in.

89' 

Now it's Modric's turn to get a rousing ovation as he comes off.

Chelsea's Mario Pasalic is on.

86' 

It's all gone very flat for Greece. They seem resigned to their fate at the moment.

  • Nikola Vlasic
    OffAndrej KramaricCroatiaSome minutes now for Everton's Nikola Vlasic.
  • Nikola Vlasic
    OnNikola VlasicCroatia
82' 

Some minutes now for Everton's Nikola Vlasic.

79' 

Modric is down again.

And Bakasetas is quickly into the book.

75' 

Now a big cheer as Kalinic comes off. Talented youngster Rebić is coming on.

71' 

Change now.

Stafylidis off and Bakasetas on for Greece.

67' 

Croatia keep having chances but there's certainly the feeling that Greece may be able to nick one more, probably from a set-piece. 4-2 wouldn't be the worst result for Greece...

63' 

Decent chance for Greece as the corner causes some confusion. When it's sent back in Sokratis heads over.

62' 

Change for Greece.

Samaris off Tachtsidis on.

60' 

I think Subasic has just made his first save. He blocks an effort fron Mitroglou well.

58' 

It's not great for Greece at the moment. There's nothing going forward and they look like they could concede again.

Rakitic has also had a shot easily saved by the keeper.

53' 

It's hard to know what Greece do here. At 3-1 it was relatively simple, sit tight, grab a second and hope to win in Greece.

Now what do they do? All-out attack?

49' 

GOAL! CROATIA 4-1 GREECE (KRAMARIC)

Oh my that is poor.

Rakitic gets some space and tries to clip it over the back line to Vrsaljko but Stafylidis reads it. However then he gets it all wrong.

He tries to chest it back to the keeper but it's way too light and Vrsaljko nips in and knocks it past Karnezis. Kramaric is there to sweep it home. The worst possible start for Greece.

47' 

And there's an early corner that Modric delivers and then crosses when it's cleared. The cross is also dealt wtih.

  • Panagiotis Retsos
    OffGiannis ManiatisGreeceRight we're back underway There's been a change as well. Maniatis is off and Retsos is on.
  • Panagiotis Retsos
    OnPanagiotis RetsosGreece
46' 

Right we're back underway

There's been a change as well. Maniatis is off and Retsos is on.

45' 

And that's the end of the half.

It's been great fun and there should be more after the break.

44'

DOUBLE-SAVE!

Terrific work from Karnezis as first Kramaric and then Kalinic are denied by the Greek goalkeeper diving to his right.

The flag was up against Kalinic.

43' 

Croatia are now pushing for a fourth.

This is a marked difference to after they scored their second when they sat off a bit more.

41' 

A spell of possession for Croatia ends with a loose ball being fired past goal by Rakitic.

38' 

More nervous moments for Greece as the ball is played over the top. Karnezis comes out but his defender ignores him and clears it himself.

35' 

When Greece scored the stadium went deathly silent for a couple of minutes.

The volume has been cranked right back up now.

  • Ivan Perišic
    GoalIvan PerišicCroatiaGOAL! CROATIA 3-1 GREECE (PERISIC) Another goal, another example of terrible defending from Greece. Vrsaljko plays it from the right to the back post and Perisic is completely unmarked and heads it into the empty net.
33' 

GOAL! CROATIA 3-1 GREECE (PERISIC)

Another goal, another example of terrible defending from Greece. Vrsaljko plays it from the right to the back post and Perisic is completely unmarked and heads it into the empty net.

  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos
    GoalSokratis PapastathopoulosGreeceGOAL! CROATIA 2-1 GREECE (SOKRATIS) Game on! Greece are back in it and the captain has got it! Fortounis swing the ball to the back post and Sokratis heads it to the far corner. Brozović can't stop it on the line.
30' 

GOAL! CROATIA 2-1 GREECE (SOKRATIS)

Game on! Greece are back in it and the captain has got it!

Fortounis swing the ball to the back post and Sokratis heads it to the far corner. Brozović can't stop it on the line.

29' 

CHANCES!

Mitroglou twists and turns and then squares it into the six-yard box. But there's no-one there.

However it's sent back in from the left and with the goal gaping Vida does well to clear behind.

27' 

Meanwhile Croatia are playing this perfectly at the moment.

They're dominating the ball and trying to tire Greece out.

24' 

So where do Greece go from here?

They aren't a team who score a lot of goals so the best option might be to try and stay solid for now and nick one on the break.

  • Zeca
    Yellow cardZecaGreeceWe've got our first yellow of the evening as Zeca chops down Modric. Greece are a risk of losing their heads here.
21' 

We've got our first yellow of the evening as Zeca chops down Modric. Greece are a risk of losing their heads here.

  • Nikola Kalinic
    GoalNikola KalinicCroatiaGOAL! CROATIA 2-0 GREECE (KALINIC) Greece have let themselves down here. Strinic is under little pressure as he bursts down the left and he crosses it to Kalinic who incredibly has wondered into all sorts of space. Kalinic produces a lovely little touch to turn it in.
19' 

GOAL! CROATIA 2-0 GREECE (KALINIC)

Greece have let themselves down here. Strinic is under little pressure as he bursts down the left and he crosses it to Kalinic who incredibly has wondered into all sorts of space. Kalinic produces a lovely little touch to turn it in.

18' 

Good ball in from Strinic from the left and with Kalinic lurking Stafylidis has to put it behind.

Now Modric puts in a good ball but the header goes wide.

16' 

Greece enjoy a little bit of possession in the Croatia half but it ends when Mitroglou is called for offside.

  • Luka Modric
    Goal by penaltyLuka ModricCroatiaGOAL! CROATIA 1-0 GREECE (MODRIC) That's really good from Modric. There was a big delay before taking the penalty as the referee debated making Karnezis change his shirt due to blood.  However he keeps his cool, waits for Karnezis to dive, and slots it the other way.
13' 

GOAL! CROATIA 1-0 GREECE (MODRIC)

That's really good from Modric. There was a big delay before taking the penalty as the referee debated making Karnezis change his shirt due to blood.

However he keeps his cool, waits for Karnezis to dive, and slots it the other way.

  • Orestis Karnezis
    Yellow cardOrestis KarnezisGreecePENALTY CROATIA! Well that is just terrible from Karnezis.  Kalinic is in thanks to a woeful pass from a Greek defender.  He knocks it past Karnezis and the keeper clatters him. It's a penalty and a yellow card.
11' 

PENALTY CROATIA!

Well that is just terrible from Karnezis.

Kalinic is in thanks to a woeful pass from a Greek defender.

He knocks it past Karnezis and the keeper clatters him. It's a penalty and a yellow card.

9' 

Another really disappointing free-kick from Modric.

He's really got to be able to beat the first man.

8' 

Now the home fans aren't happ with Tzavellas because he's gone in late on one of their players.

Not the most popular man in Croatia right now...

5' 

The fans aren't happy with Tzavellas being down in the box but he's clearly dazed.

The corner is taken short and Modric does a couple of shuffles but it's easily cleared when he does send it in.

From the second corner there's carnage with pingpong in the box but Greece clear.

4' 

Papadopoulos gets up well to clear the free-kick and then heads behind for a corner.

3' 

Maniatis gives away a free-kick wide on the Greece right as he knocks over Modric.

2' 

Kramaric involved early on as he argues with the assistant over the decision to award a goal-kick.

1' 

And we're under way!

Croatia in their traditional red and white chequered kit, Greece in blue.

 

Right there's just five minutes to go.

What are your predictions?

 

However having said all that Croatia have won their last four play-off matches, be that European Championships or World Cup.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

In their last six matches together there have been three draws, two wins for Greece and a solitary victory for Croatia.

 

GREECE TEAM NEWS

Karnezis, Maniatis, Papadopoulos, Sokratis, Tzavellas, Samaris, Tziolis, Fortounis, Zeca, Stafylidis, Mitroglou.

Like Mandzukic for Croatia Greece have a big name on the bench after injury, captain Vasilis Torosidis. They do have Sokratis back though.

 

CROATIA TEAM NEWS

Subasic, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Rakitic, Brozovic, Modric, Perisic, Kramaric, Kalinic.

So the big talking here is that Mario Mandzukic is on the bench after his recent injury.

Also interesting to see Ivan Strinic get a rare start.

 

Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Croatia's match against Greece in the World Cup play-offs.

Team news to follow.