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Arena Gdansk (ATT 38,371) 18th June 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: W Stark

Croatia Croatia vs Spain Spain


Spain 1

J Navas (88)

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  1. Thanks for your views tonight, stay with us for reaction.

  2. Can Spain win the tournament? They didn't look like champions tonight and this display will give future opponents hope.

  3. Croatia played well tonight and could have easily won here with Rakitic heading straight at Casillas when unmarked in the box. He will be reliving that miss over and over again.

  4. FULL TIME. That's it, Spain win to progress as Group C winners while Croatia are out after Italy beat Ireland. Who do you think was the man of the match tonight? Send your views to and I will post them up.

  5. 90 (+4)

    Casillas takes the free-kick and the ref blows for full time.

  6. 90 (+3)

    Rakitic takes the free-kick but Jelavic fouls in the box and it is a Spain free-kick. They try and take it quickly but the ref wants it re-taken allowing Pletikosa back.

  7. 90 (+2)

    Spain win a throw in 20 yards out on the right. Busqeuts takes but Pletikosa gathers the ball. Rakitic wins a free-kick 35 yards out on the right. The keeper is coming up for it too!

  8. 90 (+1)

    Mandzukic is also booked for a late challenge.

  9. Four minutes of added time. Italy are winning 2-0 against Ireland. Croatia can go through if they get a goal.

  10. 90

    Spain take the free-kick but Croatia win their own midway in their own half.

  11. 90

    Spain win a free-kick just inside the Croatia half on the right. Iniesta takes and Jelavic hands the ball and is booked.

  12. 89

    Negredo is on for Xavi for Spain.

  13. 88

    GOAL - NAVAS!!!! Fabregas beats the offside trap with a great pass over the defence to Iniesta who squares the ball to Navas who has a tap-in. Croatia are definitely going out now and Spain look like topping the group.

  14. 87

    Fabregas plays Navas into the left side of the box but his cross is cleared by Corluka.

  15. 86

    Rakitic takes the corner but Corluka heads just wide and over from close range after getting in front of Casillas. Replays show Busquets was pulling and it would have been a penalty if the referee had seen it.

  16. 85

    Croatia press forward and Strinic wins a corner on the left off Arbeloa.

  17. 84

    Spain take the corner and feed the ball to Navas on the right but his shot from the edge of the box is parried away by Pletikosa.

  18. 82

    Modric tries to release Eduardo down the right flank but Alonso intercepts. Spain press forward and Fabregas tries an effort from four yards out on the left which Pletikosa has to push out for a corner on the left.

  19. 81

    Spain press and Xavi tries to get around Srna on the left byline but the Croatia player stands firm and clears. Croatia still need a goal to go through and put Spain out.

  20. 81

    Eduardo is on for Vukojevic. It's Bilic's last throw of the dice.

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