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Maksimir Stadium (ATT 28,000) 7th June 2013 - Kick off 19:15 Ref: David Borbalan

Croatia Croatia vs Scotland Scotland

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  1. 90

    It's all over and Scotland can celebrate their first World Cup qualifying victory of the campaign following this hugely unexpected 1-0 win over joint Group A leaders Croatia in Zagreb. The hosts are dejected having gifted Belgium the initiative in the race for an automatic spot on the place to Brazil next year while Gordon Strachan's men can fly home with their heads held high.

  2. 90

    Whittaker takes too much time to take the free kick and ends up being booked.

  3. 90

    One minute of those have already expired and now Scotland have a free kick in midfield which they are in no hurry to take.

  4. 90

    There will be three additional minutes to play before the final whistle sounds.

  5. 89

    Scotland are in no mood just to sit back in these closing stages as they advance down the right wing to run down the clock.

  6. 88

    Even if they concede a late equaliser, Scotland can be incredibly proud of their performance tonight, especially considering how many players pulled out of the depleted squad due to injuries.

  7. 87

    Mandzukic has also been silenced by Scotland's defence tonight and he's now been taken off to be replaced by Niko Kranjcar.

  8. 86

    Those who scoffed at the phrase 'there's no easy games in international football' before kick-off tonight have been well and truly silenced by Scotland tonight.

  9. 85

    Sammir drives through midfield but his pass is cut out by Hutton, who then blasts clearance out of play.

  10. 84

    Scotland were 10/1 before kick-off to win this clash but their performance tonight certainly hasn't justified that underdog status.

  11. 83

    A tame cross from Rakitic skids along the floor and into the grateful arms of McGregor.

  12. 82

    The home crowd are urging their side on but it's cetainly not looking good for them.

  13. 81

    Croatia are being largely restricted to shots from distance and this time Kovacic drags his low effort well wide.

  14. 80

    Although there was supposedly nothing but pride for Scotland to play for tonight, the travelling supporters are starting to bite their fingernails at the prospect of this shock victory.

  15. 79

    Simunic is exasperated on the floor after the referee blows for a foul against him following a battle with Hutton on Croatia's left wing.

  16. 78

    Moments later McArthur is also booked for a foul on Rakitic in midfield.

  17. 78

    Conway is fouled by a frustrated Rakitic, who is subsequently shown the yellow card.

  18. 77

    There's no way Croatia would have taken a point before kick-off but at the moment that looks the best result they can hope for whereas the Scots would be a little disappointed with a draw considering how well they've played.

  19. 76

    Rakitic's delivery from the right wing is searching for the towering Mandzukic but the striker's looping header goes over.

  20. 75

    Craig Conway is introduced into the action at the expense of Maloney, who had indicated moments earlier that he needed to come off due to injury.

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Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4