Croatia must learn lesson of cruel fate

June 20, 2008
By Dale Johnson
(Archive)
It was a game that promised so much. It seemed to have delivered very little yet it ultimately resulted in a twist of true drama.

Croatia, with a 100 per cent record and tipped to reach the final, had become used to being in the lead during games while Turkey had exhibited such a never-say-die attitude in their escape from Group A that a classic seemed to be on the cards.

Turkey, eventually, kept their part of the bargain but when Croat substitute Ivan Klasnic headed ...

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