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Sunday, June 10, 2012
 Full Time
Republic of Ireland
1
 
3
Croatia
 0-1M. Mandzukic  3'
S. St Ledger  19' 1-1 
 1-2N. Jelavic  43'
 1-3M. Mandzukic  48'
HT: 1-2
Stadion Miejski Poznan
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers
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Ireland vs. Croatia
Minute Commentary
90' FULL TIME - 3-1
A first game defeat leaves the Irish with the unenviable task of needing to take points off the mighty Spain and Italy in their next two games. They shot themselves in the foot a bit, having hit back through Sean St Ledger to cancel out Mario Mandzukic's second-minute opener, only to concede a soft goal on the stroke of half time when Stephen Ward inadvertently played in tormentor-in-chief Nikica Jelavic to restore the Croats' lead. You'd have thought Ireland would have learned from their first-half failings, but barely two minutes into the second half Mandzukic rose again to double his tally. The introduction of Jon Walters added another dimension to Ireland's otherwise predictable play, and they created some decent chances through Damien Duff and Keith Andrews, but you have to think that their chances of progressing have all-but gone after this.
90' SUBSTITUTION
Croatia's final change sees Tomislav Dujmovic on in place of Ivan Rakitic.
90' GOLDEN CHANCE
Well, they've had their chances. None as clear-cut as this one, though, with Keith Andrews again rising highest, only to head Damien Duff's pin-point corner wide of the left-hand post.
89' TIME ADDED ON
A few second-half stoppages mean we'll have five added minutes in Poznan.
88' SUBSTITUTION
As Mario Mandzukic returns to the fray, Ivan Perisic makes way for Mr Popular, Eduardo.
86' BRAVE KEEPING
Again Ireland get the ball out wide for Damien Duff, who chips in another telling cross. Ever willing, Keith Andrews goes up and wins the header, but the whistle sounds against Shane Long for a foul on Stipe Pletikosa.
85' AERIAL COLLISION
Mario Mandzukic comes off the worse after colliding mid-flight with Sean St Ledger...
84' YELLOW CARD
Niko Kranjcar goes in late on Jonathan Walters, and can have no complaints.
80' ANDREWS HEADER
The Boys in Green have certainly looked more effective with Jonathan Walters on the pitch. He just looks far more effective off the shoulder of the lone striker, pulling defenders this way and that to free up space on the flanks. Perfect example of that just now as Damien Duff collects and delivers for Keith Andrews, who draws a diving save from Stipe Pletikosa.
78' NOTHING GIVEN
Vedran Corluka stumbles under pressure from Shane Long in his own box, and appears to handle as he goes to ground. The Irish make their feelings heard, but it would have been very harsh had the referee given that.
77' NARROWLY WIDE
Almost the perfect end to a wonderfully-inventive move. Ivan Rakitic starts it, before Mario Mandzukic knocks out wide for Darijo Srna. Everyone expects a ball towards the back post, but instead it's cut back low for Rakitic, who bends narrowly wide with Given at full stretch.
74' SUBSTITUTION
Unable to replicate his '02 heroics, Robbie Keane makes way for Shane Long.
71' SUBSTITUTION
Croatia's Niko Kranjcar replaces the incredibly effective Nikica Jelavic, with under 20 minutes left on the clock.
70' DUFF DANGER
Damien Duff asks the question with a purposeful run and cross that's just too far in front of Robbie Keane.
68' TAME HEADER
The green shirts flood the box as Damien Duff prepares to whip a free kick in from the right. He does just that, but Richard Dunne's header lacks any real power and Stipe Pletikosa makes the save.
66' OMENS
The Irish are unbeaten in 14 games, keeping 11 clean sheets, and have never lost their opening game at a European Championship. So there is hope...
63' PENALTY SHOUT
Bad, bad call from the referee as Gordon Schildenfeld clatters Robbie Keane in the penalty area. The Irish striker took Glenn Whelan's dinked pass and immediately looked to roll his marker, who crudely chopped him down on the turn. How does he not give that?
61' BREAD AND BUTTER
Ireland move the ball patiently across the Croatia area, before John O'Shea spoons a disappointing ball into the arms of Stipe Pletikosa. Doesn't look fully-fit, the Sunderland defender.
58' SHREWD CHANGES
Encouraging stuff from the Irish since those changes. Jonathan Walters in particular is running the lines to great effect.
55' MARIO AT THE DOUBLE
The powers that be are giving Croatia's third to Mario Mandzukic, not Shay Given. Seems fair, given that the big striker's header was on target.
54' EARLY INPUT
Couple of sighters from ROI substitute Simon Cox. Still, that's more than we saw from Kevin Doyle.
53' DOUBLE CHANGE
Simon Cox and Jonathan Walters are thrown into the action at the expense of Aiden McGeady and Kevin Doyle.
52' YELLOW CARD
Luka Modric chases down Richard Dunne's loose pass, but succeeds only in tapping the ankles of Glenn Whelan in the process.
49' FIERCE HIT
Croatia have their tails up as Darijo Srna meets a corner from Ivan Rakitic and leathers down the throat of Shay Given.
47' GOAAAAAL!!!
Nightmare start to the half for the Irish. Ivan Perisic is given all the time in the world to pick out a team-mate and, while Mario Mandzukic beats his man and the keeper, the loose ball strikes the post and the back of SHAY GIVEN for a rather unfortunate own goal.
47' KNEES-UP MOTHER WHELAN
Ivan Perisic goes down in some pain after taking Glenn Whelan's flying knees to the square of his back. Can only assume those bones to be extremely sharp, judging by the Croat's reaction.
46' SECOND HALF
Up and running again in Poznan where Ireland trail Croatia 2-1.
45' HALF TIME
After bouncing back from Mario Mandzukic's second-minute header, the Irish paid the price for sitting far too deep at a crucial stage in the contest. Sure, there was a bit of luck about the way in which Croatia restored their lead, but they're good value for it after a bright and positive first-half performance. The concern for Ireland is that they've only threatened from set pieces.
45' TIME ADDED ON
Two to go at the end of the first half...
45' YELLOW CARD
Glenn Whelan goes into the book after catching Mario Mandzukic a shade late. Moments later, Croatia have the ball out wide with Ivan Perisic but Ivan Rakitic heads over.
44' GOAAAAL!!!!
Oh dear. Another corner does for the Irish, with Ward again at fault. Darijo Srna's initial cross is cleared only as far as Luka Modric, who rifles an effort goalwards. Ireland look to clear, but Ward can only swipe the ball into the path of NIKICA JELAVIC, and he simply lifts it over Shay Given from five yards out.
42' WARD ERROR
Stephen Ward's aimless ball is picked up by Ivan Perisic, but Ireland get men back - eight in total - before Ward atones at the expense of a Croatia corner.
39' AWKWARD HEADER
Ivan Strinic bends one in for the run of Nikica Jelavic, but the angle's always against the Everton man who can only guide the ball wide.
38' ASKING QUESTIONS
A strong spell of Croatian pressure yields a corner that ultimately comes to nothing - Darijo Srna failing to pick out Gordon Schildenfeld.
35' UP AND AWAY
These Croats sure aren't afraid to have a go at goal. It's a gorgeous flick from Nikica Jelavic to tee up Ivan Perisic, whose rising volley momentarily looks to worry Shay Given on its way past the upright.
33' MODRIC STRIKE
Luka Modric has seen more and more of the ball in the last few minutes. On this occasion the Spurs man trades passes with Darijo Srna, before driving an effort straight at Shay Given from 20 yards.
32' FINELY POISED
The Trap will be reasonably pleased with his side's efforts so far. They've reacted brilliantly to that early goal and are doing a fine job against supposedly technically-superior opposition.
29' NOT THIS TIME
Aiden McGeady whips another left-wing free kick towards the back stick for the approaching Richard Dunne, but it's just got too much on it.
28' WORKING HARD
Chasing down almost every loose ball, this front two of Mario Mandzukic and Nikica Jelavic are working their socks off for the Croats. Has Dunne got the legs to keep up with them?
25' FOUL GIVEN
Questionable decision from referee Bjorn Kuipers as Vedran Corluka is given a talking-to after going in for a 50/50 challenge with Glenn Whelan. Harsh.
22' BEATEN AWAY
Croatia have the ball in and around the Irish 'D', with Ivan Perisic seeing a stinging 18-yarder beaten away to safety by Shay Given.
22' ROCKETIC
The Irish back four stand still as Ivan Rakitic slams a fierce effort a couple of yards wide of Shay Given's right-hand post. We have a game on our hands now, folks.
20' JOB DUNNE
Heroic stuff from Richard Dunne, the Villa man throwing himself in front of Nikica Jelavic to glance Darijo Srna's raking cross behind for a corner.
18' GOAAAAAL!!!!
SEAN ST LEDGER draws Ireland level with a cracking downward header. Vedran Corluka concedes a free kick out on the left, and fails to pick up the roaming Irish defender as the ball is whipped towards the far post by Aiden McGeady. Cue the Poznan.
16' VITAL TOUCH
John O'Shea gets a vital touch to Ivan Rakitic's in-swinging free kick that looked destined for the head of either Mario Mandzukic or Nikica Jelavic. Superb delivery, that one.
15' CLUMSY CHALLENGE
Gordon Schildenfeld is penalised once again, this time for clambering over the top of Kevin Doyle. Not the most experienced at this level, the big centre back.
14' OVERCOOKED
Nikica Jelavic cleverly spreads the play out wide left for Ivan Perisic, but his first-time cross is wayward at best.
12' INTO THE WALL
The Croatian wall does its job in the face of Keith Andrews' rising drive. The Irish will have to make more of chances like that one.
11' SET-PIECE THREAT
Gordon Schildenfeld gets absolutely nothing of the ball as Kevin Doyle attempts to exchange passes with Robbie Keane on the edge of the area, and the referee promptly signals for a free kick in a very promising position for Damien Duff.
9' RIGHT-WING THREAT
ROI are giving it a go now, seeing a good bit of possession in front of Croatia left-back Ivan Strinic. Damien Duff's cross, though, is too high for Kevin Doyle.
6' DUFF HIT
Kevin Doyle holds the ball up for Damien Duff but, running in from the right, he drives comfortably wide of the target.
4' OFF BALANCE
Shay Given got a hand to Mandzukic's header, but he was clearly wrong-footed. He won't be happy when he sees the replay.
2' GOAAAAL!!!!
Worst start possible for the Irish, who just don't do enough with Ivan Rakitic's left-wing corner. The loose ball is worked back out to Darijo Srna, whose dinked cross is directed into the bottom corner by big MARIO MANDZUKIC from 11 yards out.
1' DRESSED TO IMPRESS
Croatia are sporting their change strip of blue with a chequered flash across the left shoulder. Ireland, of course, are decked out in plain green shirts with white shorts.
0' LET'S GET IT ON
We're up and running in Poznan where it's absolutely pelting it down.
0' THE ANTHEMS
The travelling Irish fans follow up Croatia's ‘Our Beautiful Homeland' with a stirring rendition of ‘the Soldiers' Song' - so good to see amidst all the negative off-field talk in the run-up to the tournament. Robbie Keane has some serious pipes...
0' HERE THEY COME
The teams are in the tunnel, poised to walk out to what is a sea of colour and a cacophony of noise.
0' THE GROUP
The outcome of this one takes on extra significance after Group C heavyweights Italy and Spain played out a 1-1 draw earlier this evening. Both sides played some lovely stuff at times, and it's clear to see why they're favourites to progress.
0' CROATIA TEAM NEWS
Darijo Srna starts at right-back, with Vedran Corluka moving across to partner Gordon Schildenfeld at the heart of a back four that also includes left-back Ivan Strinic. Messrs Rakitic, Modric and Perisic are joined by Dynamo Kiev's holding midfielder Ognjen Vukojevic, but former Arsenal striker Eduardo has to settle for a place on the bench with Mario Mandzukic preferred alongside Nikica Jelavic up top. As ever, Stipe Pletikosa starts between the sticks.
0' ROI TEAM NEWS
Trapattoni plumps for the same XI held to a goalless draw in Monday's friendly clash with Hungary. A back four of John O'Shea, Sean St Ledger, Richard Dunne and Stephen Ward will sit in front of the fit again Shay Given. Damien Duff, Keith Andrews, Glenn Whelan and Aiden McGeady make up the midfield, while Kevin Doyle partners Robbie Keane in attack.
0' LLUVIA SOBRE EL ESTADIO MUNICIPAL DE POZNAN
Con 16º, se espera que la lluvia esté presente durante buena parte del choque. Esperamos que no afecte a la calidad del partido.
0' DANGER ZONE
Partial to a roaming run up the right-hand side, skipper Dario Srna is expected to feature further up the pitch rather than at right-back, adding to a potentially explosive midfield that's bound to create chances for the likes of Nikica Jelavic and Eduardo. Tottenham's Luka Modric has the lead role in the centre of the park, but there are some pretty impressive figures in the supporting roles. Borussia Dortmund's Ivan Perisic enjoyed a strong breakthrough campaign in the Bundesliga, while Sevilla's Ivan Rakitic made a near-faultless transition from German to Spanish football in La Liga.
0' THE STADIUM
Home to the famous ‘Poznan' celebration, the rebuilt Miejski is set to be awash with colour come kick-off. Around 40,000 fans are expected to swarm the arena which, a stone's throw from the Warta river, also boasts a retractable roof.
0' REF WATCH
Dutchman Bjorn Kuipers brings bags of experience to the table, having overseen countless international and Champions League games over the years. The 39-year-old cast an eye over Ireland's second-leg clash against Estonia last November and has also taken charge of European finals at U17 and U20 levels.
0' FITNESS CONCERNS
ROI stopper Shay Given looks to have shaken off calf and knee problems, and defender John O'Shea is also expected to play, despite picking up an ankle injury on the final day of the Premier League season. Croatia boss Slaven Bilic has to do without the services of Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic, Olympique Lyonnais centre-back Dejan Lovren and Hamburg midfielder Ivo Illicevic (all ruled out of the finals due to injury problems), but right-back Vedran Corluka is fit to start.
0' OLD AND NEW
At 74 years and 85 days, Republic of Ireland gaffer Giovanni Trapattoni will become the oldest coach in European Championships history when his side take to the field later this evening. He'll be hoping to improve on his last run-out at the tournament when, as Italy manger, he didn't even make it past the group stages. Counterpart Slaven Bilic, meanwhile, will want to bow out with a bang having agreed to take charge of Lokomotiv Moscow after the finals. Bilic has lost just six of 59 matches during his spell as national coach, guiding the Croats to three major tournaments.
0' QUALIFICATION ROUTE
Both clubs needed a second bite at the cherry after finishing as runners-up in qualifying, with the Trap's ROI squad pipped to the post by Russia, and Croatia second to Greece. Still, the play-offs proved a doddle as Ireland thrashed Estonia 5-1 and Croatia overcame the Turks 3-0 on aggregate.
0' PREVIEW
Ten years since they last delighted us on the big stage and 24 years since their last appearance at the European Championships, the Republic of Ireland are back. Few would begrudge the Boys in Green a run of luck after what they went through in missing out on the 2010 World Cup, but all that will be forgotten tonight. Over 20,000 Irish fans are expected to descend on Poznan as their side kick-start their EURO 2012 campaign, having never lost the opening game of a major tournament. They might need more than luck, though, with Spain, Italy and tonight's opponents Croatia all vying for a place in the last eight of the competition.
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Team Stats
Republic of Ireland Croatia
1 Goals 3
1 Assists 2
13 Shots 15
5 Shots on Goal 9
5 Saves 2
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
18 Crosses 20
1 Corner Kicks 7
2 Offside 1
12 Fouls Committed 18
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
45% Ball Possession 55%
Republic of Ireland
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Shay Given 90 - 0 0 3 2
2Sean St Ledger 90 1 0 0 - -
3Stephen Ward 90 0 0 0 - -
4John O'Shea 90 0 0 0 - -
5Richard Dunne 90 0 0 0 - -
6Glenn Whelan 90 0 0 0 - -
7Aiden McGeady 54 0 0 0 - -
8Keith Andrews 90 0 1 0 - -
9Kevin Doyle 53 0 0 0 - -
10Robbie Keane 75 0 0 0 - -
11Damien Duff 90 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
14Jonathan Walters 37 0 0 0 - -
19Shane Long 15 0 0 0 - -
20Simon Cox 36 0 0 0 - -

Croatia
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Stipe Pletikosa 90 - 0 0 1 2
2Ivan Strinic 90 0 0 0 - -
5Vedran Corluka 90 0 0 0 - -
7Ivan Rakitic 89 0 0 0 - -
8Ognjen Vukojevic 90 0 0 0 - -
9Nikica Jelavic 72 1 0 0 - -
10Luka Modric 90 0 1 0 - -
11Darijo Srna 90 0 0 0 - -
13Gordon Schildenfeld 90 0 0 0 - -
17Mario Mandzukic 90 2 0 0 - -
20Ivan Perisic 89 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
16Tomislav Dujmovic 1 0 0 0 - -
19Niko Kranjcar 18 0 1 0 - -
22Eduardo 1 0 0 0 - -
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Republic of Ireland vs. Croatia
Minute Event
90' Game Over  Republic of Ireland 1-3 Croatia
90' Half Over  Republic of Ireland 1-3 Croatia
90' Shot  Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
90' Offside  Luka Modric (Croatia)
90' Throw-In  Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
90' Throw-In  Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
90' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
90' Throw-In  Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
90' Foul  St Ledger fouled by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)
90' Throw-In  Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
90' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
90' Substitution  Tomislav Dujmovic (on). Rakitic (off). (Croatia)
90' Foul  St Ledger fouled by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)
90' Goal Kick  Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia)
90' Shot  Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
90' Corner Kick  Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) - Off Target
90' Shot  Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
90' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
90' Throw-In  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland)
89' Substitution  Eduardo (on). Perisic (off). (Croatia)
88' Foul  Rakitic fouled by Simon Cox (Republic of Ireland)
88' Goal Kick  Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia)
87' Shot  Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
87' Cross  Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) - Off Target
87' Cross  Simon Cox (Republic of Ireland) - Defended by Keeper
85' Foul  Cox fouled by Niko Kranjcar (Croatia)
85' Goal Kick  Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia)
84' Yellow Card  Niko Kranjcar (Croatia)
84' Foul  Walters fouled by Niko Kranjcar (Croatia)
84' Cross  Luka Modric (Croatia) - Clearance In Play
84' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
83' Shot  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
83' Shot on Goal  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
83' Free Kick  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
83' Foul  Mandzukic fouled by Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland)
82' Cross  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) - Headed Out - In Play
82' Goal Kick  Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia)
81' Shot  Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
80' Shot on Goal  Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
80' Cross  Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) - On Target
80' Cross  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - Defended by Keeper
80' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
80' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
79' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
78' Foul  Corluka fouled by Simon Cox (Republic of Ireland)
78' Shot  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia)
78' Cross  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - Off Target
77' Throw-In  Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
77' Throw-In  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland)
76' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
75' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
75' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
75' Throw-In  Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
75' Substitution  Shane Long (on). Keane (off). (Republic of Ireland)
74' Cross  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) - Headed Out - In Play
73' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
73' Cross  Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) - Headed Out - Out of Play
73' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
73' Foul  St Ledger fouled by Niko Kranjcar (Croatia)
72' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
72' Substitution  Niko Kranjcar (on). Jelavic (off). (Croatia)
71' Goal Kick  Shay Given (Republic of Ireland)
70' Cross  Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) - Defended by Keeper
70' Throw-In  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland)
70' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
69' Foul  St Ledger fouled by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)
68' Shot on Goal  Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland)
68' Cross  Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) - On Target
68' Free Kick  Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland)
68' Foul  Duff fouled by Nikica Jelavic (Croatia)
67' Foul  Cox fouled by Ivan Perisic (Croatia)
67' Foul  Mandzukic fouled by Simon Cox (Republic of Ireland)
66' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
65' Throw-In  Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
64' Corner Kick  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
64' Throw-In  Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
63' Throw-In  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland)
62' Cross  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) - Defended by Keeper
61' Cross  Ivan Perisic (Croatia)
59' Goal Kick  Shay Given (Republic of Ireland)
58' Cross  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - Directly Out
58' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
58' Cross  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - Deflected - Out of Play
57' Foul  Mandzukic fouled by Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland)
57' Foul  Schildenfeld fouled by Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland)
57' Cross  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) - Foul
57' Free Kick  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
56' Foul  Duff fouled by Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
56' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
55' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
54' Shot  Simon Cox (Republic of Ireland)
54' Cross  Simon Cox (Republic of Ireland) - Headed Out - In Play
54' Substitution  Simon Cox (on). McGeady (off). (Republic of Ireland)
53' Substitution  Jonathan Walters (on). Doyle (off). (Republic of Ireland)
53' Yellow Card  Luka Modric (Croatia)
53' Foul  Whelan fouled by Luka Modric (Croatia)
53' Cross  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) - Headed Out - In Play
53' Throw-In  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland)
51' Foul  Schildenfeld fouled by Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland)
51' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
50' Shot on Goal  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
50' Corner Kick  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) - On Target
50' Shot on Goal  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia)
48' Goal  Mario Mandzukic (Croatia). Assist by Perisic
48' Shot on Goal  Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)
48' Cross  Ivan Perisic (Croatia) - On Target
48' Foul  Duff fouled by Nikica Jelavic (Croatia)
48' Throw-In  Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
47' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
46' Start Half 
45' Half Over  Republic of Ireland 1-2 Croatia
45' Goal Kick  Shay Given (Republic of Ireland)
45' Shot  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia)
45' Cross  Ivan Perisic (Croatia) - Off Target
45' Yellow Card  Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
45' Foul  Mandzukic fouled by Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
43' Goal  Nikica Jelavic (Croatia)
43' Shot on Goal  Nikica Jelavic (Croatia)
43' Shot on Goal  Luka Modric (Croatia)
43' Corner Kick  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - Headed Out - In Play
43' Cross  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - Clearance Out of Play
41' Cross  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) - Headed Out - In Play
40' Goal Kick  Shay Given (Republic of Ireland)
40' Shot  Nikica Jelavic (Croatia)
40' Cross  Ivan Strinic (Croatia) - Off Target
39' Corner Kick  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
39' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
38' Cross  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - Headed Out - In Play
38' Cross  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) - Headed Out - In Play
37' Shot on Goal  Kevin Doyle (Republic of Ireland)
37' Cross  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) - Off Target
37' Goal Kick  Shay Given (Republic of Ireland)
36' Shot  Ivan Perisic (Croatia)
34' Cross  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) - Headed Out - In Play
33' Shot on Goal  Luka Modric (Croatia)
33' Foul  Modric fouled by Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
32' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
32' Throw-In  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland)
31' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
31' Cross  Nikica Jelavic (Croatia) - Headed Out - Out of Play
31' Cross  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - Headed Out - In Play
30' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
29' Goal Kick  Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia)
29' Cross  Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) - Directly Out
29' Free Kick  Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland)
28' Foul  Doyle fouled by Vedran Corluka (Croatia)
28' Throw-In  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland)
27' Foul  O'Shea fouled by Nikica Jelavic (Croatia)
26' Offside  Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
25' Foul  Whelan fouled by Vedran Corluka (Croatia)
24' Offside  Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
24' Cross  Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) - Clearance In Play
23' Throw-In  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
22' Shot on Goal  Ivan Perisic (Croatia)
22' Goal Kick  Shay Given (Republic of Ireland)
21' Shot  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia)
21' Corner Kick  Darijo Srna (Croatia)
21' Cross  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - Clearance Out of Play
20' Foul  Jelavic fouled by Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland)
19' Goal  Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland). Assist by McGeady
19' Shot on Goal  Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland)
19' Cross  Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) - On Target
18' Foul  Doyle fouled by Vedran Corluka (Croatia)
18' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
17' Corner Kick  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - Headed Out - In Play
17' Cross  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) - Headed Out - Out of Play
17' Free Kick  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia)
17' Foul  Jelavic fouled by Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland)
16' Foul  Doyle fouled by Gordon Schildenfeld (Croatia)
16' Goal Kick  Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia)
15' Goal Kick  Shay Given (Republic of Ireland)
14' Cross  Ivan Perisic (Croatia) - Directly Out
13' Throw-In  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland)
13' Throw-In  Ivan Strinic (Croatia)
12' Goal Kick  Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia)
12' Shot  Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
12' Shot on Goal  Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
12' Free Kick  Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland)
11' Foul  Doyle fouled by Gordon Schildenfeld (Croatia)
10' Throw-In  Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland)
10' Cross  Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) - Headed Out - In Play
9' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
9' Throw-In  John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
8' Goal Kick  Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia)
7' Shot  Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland)
4' Foul  Corluka fouled by Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland)
3' Goal  Mario Mandzukic (Croatia). Assist by Srna
3' Shot on Goal  Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)
3' Cross  Darijo Srna (Croatia) - On Target
3' Corner Kick  Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) - Headed Out - In Play
2' Goal Kick  Stipe Pletikosa (Croatia)
2' Cross  Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) - Off Target
1' Foul  Andrews fouled by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)
1' Start Half 

Players
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GGoals
AstAssists
SHTSShots
SOGShots on Goal
CKCorner Kicks
CRCrosses
OffOffside
FCFouls Committed
FSFouls Suffered
YCYellow Cards
RCRed Cards
GAGoals Against
SvsSaves
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