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

National Teams > Men > A

The deciders in November

Croatia comes back
twice to earn a draw
with Slovakia

11.10.2021.
Croatia comes back twice to earn a draw with Slovakia
photo by: Drago Sopta/HNS
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Instagram
  • Weibo
  • RSS

In the eighth qualifier on the road towards the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Croatia and Slovakia shared the spoils in Osijek (2:2).

CROATIA - SLOVAKIA 2:2 (1:2)
2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Group H.
Gradski Vrt Stadium, Osijek.

Referee: O. Hategan (Romania)

Goals: 0:1 - Schranz (20'), 1:1 - Kramarić (25'), 1:2 - Haraslin (45'), 2:2 - Modrić (71')

Cautions: Kucka (69'), Rodak (70'), Schranz (80'), Hancko (89'), Barišić (90')

Croatia: Livaković, Barišić, Vida, Gvardiol, Stanišić (67' Livaja), Brozović, Modrić, Ivanušec (46' Vlašić), Pašalić (60' Brekalo), Perišić, Kramarić (85' Sučić). Head coach: Z. Dalić.

Slovakia: Rodak, Hancko, Škriniar, Šatka, Pekarik, Hrošovsky, Haraslin (72' Koscelnik), Hamšik (41' Bero), Kucka (85' Jirka), Schranz, Almasi. Head coach: Š. Tarkovič.

Zlatko Dalić's men closed the October international window with a home tie against Slovakia, following a win at Cyprus four days ago.

It was Slovakia, however, who took the lead courtesy of a Schranz header, but just five minutes later Kramarić took advantage and found the equalizer.

In the closing minutes of the first half, the visitors were back ahead: Haraslin was left unguarded in the box and slotted home. Seconds before the break, Kramarić hit the woodwork.

Slovakia had a couple of opportunities as the second half begun, yet Croatia was intensively looking for another equalizer. It came on 71 minutes, as captain Modrić fired a free-kick through the opponents' wall.

Ten minutes from time, Vlašić seemed to score the game-winning goal, but it was disallowed for offside. 

In the remaining Group H matches, Russia won at Slovenia 2:1, while Cyprus and Malta also were tied at 2:2. The qualifying campaign closes in November, when Croatia visits Malta and hosts Russia.

2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Group H:
1. Russia 19
2. Croatia 17
3. Slovakia 10
4. Slovenia 10
5. Malta 5
6. Cyprus 5

  • 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