To improve your user experience, this website uses cookies to store data. Click HERE for more information.I agree

National Teams > Men > A

Away at Slovakia

Brozović volleys
Croatia to an
important victory

04.09.2021.
Brozović volleys Croatia to an important victory
photo by: Drago Sopta/HNS
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Instagram
  • Weibo
  • RSS

Zlatko Dalić's men are leaving Bratislava with all three points, with Marcelo Brozović's strike on 86 minutes being the difference.

SLOVAKIA - CROATIA 0:1 (0:0)
2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Group H.
Narodny Stadion, Bratislava.

Referee: B. Frankowski (Poland)

Goals: 0:1 - Brozović (86')

Cautions: Pekarik (38'), Boženik (90+3), Ivušić (90+3')

Slovakia: Rodak, Hancko, Škriniar, Šatka, Pekarik (88' Strelec), Lobotka, Hamšik (62' Duda), Kucka, Weiss (80' Koscelnik), Mak (79' Jirka), Schranz (62' Boženik). Head coach: Š. Tarkovič.

Croatia: Ivušić, Sosa, Vida, Lovren, Juranović, Kovačić (84' Majer), Brozović, Oršić (62' Kramarić), Vlašić (55' Pašalić), Ivanušec (55' Perišić), Čolak (55' Livaja). Head coach: Z. Dalić.

foto: Drago Sopta/HNS

 

Following a draw at Russia (0:0), FIFA World Cup finalists visited another contender on the road towards Qatar, the Slovakia national team.

Croatia opened the game with several promising long-distance efforts, including Oršić's strike at the woodwork on 11 minutes, but Slovakia responded mid-half with a couple of opportunities. However, Croatia goalie Ivušić - making his first senior international appearance - stopped Mak, and Croatia defence blocked the following shots.

In the second half, Vida and Lovren's headers were not on target, with Boženik and Duda coming close on the other side.

On 86 minutes, however, Brozović volleyed home a loose ball from the edge of the box to make it 1:0, and Ivušić managed to confirm the win with two great saves, when Boženik and Kucka searched for a late equalizer.

In the remaining Group H matches, Russia won 2:0 away at Cyprus, while Slovenia defeated Malta 1:0 at home. Croatia will close this September international window on Tuesday, with a home tie against Slovenia in Split.

2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Group H: 
1. Russia 10
2. Croatia 10
3. Slovenia 7
4. Slovakia 6
5. Malta 4
6. Cyprus 4

foto: Drago Sopta/HNS

  • Croatia finally breaks France spell

    13.06.2022.

    Croatia finally breaks France spell

    After six losses and three draws, Croatia national football team managed to beat France, in a Nations League encounter at Stade de France. CROATIA - FRANCE 0:1 (0:1)UEFA Nations League, Group A1...

  • Pašalić provides Croatia's celebration in Denmark

    10.06.2022.

    Pašalić provides Croatia's celebration in Denmark

    In the third Nations League encounter this June, Croatia secured a first victory, a 1:0 win in Copenhagen. DENMARK - CROATIA 0:1 (0:0)UEFA Nations League, Group A1.Parken Stadium...

  • Croatia draws with France as Modrić celebrates his jubilee

    06.06.2022.

    Croatia draws with France as Modrić celebrates his jubilee

    Due to Andrej Kramarić's coolly slotted penalty on 83 minutes, Croatia and France shared the spoils in Split. CROATIA - FRANCE 1:1 (0:0)UEFA Nations League, Group A1.Poljud Stadium...

  • Croatia to face Saudi Arabia in November

    27.05.2022.

    Croatia to face Saudi Arabia in November

    aCroatia national football team is going to visit Riyadh on 16 November to play an international friendly match against Saudi Arabia. This Saudi Arabia friendly will be the final Croatia's challenge...

Load more