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  • Israel 1-2 Croatia: Niko Kranjcar double

    Croatia pluck a 2-1 victory when a visit to Israel. Two goals scored by Niko Kranjcar drove them into the top of Group F standings

    Croatia gained three points from this match to make them now have a total of seven points, the result of two wins and a draw. This amount is sufficient to displace Georgia, which has also been diving three games and had a value of five, from the top spot.

    While for Israel, this defeat made them stuck at four positions standings with four values. Israel has so far been picking one win, one draw and one defeat.

    Undergoing away games to the Ramat Gan Stadium on Saturday (09/10/2010) , Croatia opened the advantage when entering minute 38. Kranjcar goalkeeper Vedran Runje break through the execution of the penalty.

    Before the break the visitors' advantage grew to 2-0. Back Kranjcar who listed his name on the scoreboard when the game first half of the remaining three minutes.

    The only goal that can be made replies host came seven minutes before dispersal by Itay Shechter. Not able to score additional goals for the timeout, the score survive in figure 2-1 to Croatia's advantage.

    Team Line-up:

    Israel: Dudu Aouate, Tal Ben-Haim, Dekel Keinan, Yoav Ziv, Tamir Cohen, Gil Vermot, Bebars Natcho, Almog Cohen (Roberto Damian Colautti '52), Elyaniv Barda (Lior Rafaelov '55), Itay Shechter, Alroey Cohen ( Eyal Golsa '69)

    Croatia: Vedran Runje, Josip Simunic, Vedran Corluka, Gordon Schildenfeld, Ivan Strinic, Niko Kranjcar, Danijel Pranjic, Ivan Rakitic (Ognjen Vukojevic '78), Luka Modric, Ivica Olic (Mate Bilic '71), Eduardo (Mario Mandzukic '56 )


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