Croatia and Switzerland have approached the final stage of the 2018 world Cup in Russia.
Croatia not allowed in the play-offs the national team of Ukraine in Zagreb organized their advantage in three goals before the second visit to Greece. The blazers took the lead after a penalty in the performance of Luka Modric, then, between a goal of Covering the owners were two flank attack, the tip of which was Nikola kalinić and Ivan Perisic.
Finally in this pair all became clear in the 49th minute when Andrew Kramaric scored into an empty net after a blunder of the defender of Greece.
Croatia – Greece 4:1
Goals: Modric, 13 (penalty), kalinic, 19, Perisic, 33, Kramaric, 49 – papastathopoulos, 30
Croatia: Subašić – Vrsaljko, Vida, Lovren, Strinic – Modric (Pasalic, 89), Rakitic, Kramaric (Vlašić, 83), Brozović, Perisic – Kalinic (Rebić, 76).
Greece: Karnezis – Stafylidis (Bacasmas, 72), Cabelas, Papastathopoulos, Papadopoulos – Maniatis (Recos, 46), Fortunes Tziolis, Convict, Samaris (Tachtsidis, 62) – Mitroglou.
Warning: Karnezis, Con, Bacasmas.
Switzerland on the game deal with the Northern Ireland national team and made a serious bid to qualify for the world Cup. Despite the considerable number of dangerous moments, the team of Vladimir Petkovic was able to score only with a penalty in the 57th minute Corry Evans in the penalty area
played a hand, and the defender of “Milan” Ricardo Rodriguez surely realized the 11-meter.
The owners in the home match did not cause a single shot on target against Switzerland. Looks like the intrigue in this pair exists only on paper.
Northern Ireland — Switzerland 0:1
Goal: Rodriguez, 58 (penalty)
Northern Ireland: McGovern – McLaughlin, McAuley, K. Evans (Saville, 65), Brunt, Norwood, D. Evans, Davis Magennis, Lafferty (Washington, 78), Dallas (Ward, 52).
Switzerland: Sommer – Lichtsteiner, Akanji, Cher, Rodriguez, Zacharias, Xhaka – Shaqiri, Dzemaili (Fry 83), Zuber (Mehmedi, 87) – Seferovic (Ambolo, 77).
Warning: C. Evans— Share.