• FT

    Kazakhstan

    2

    Azerbaijan

    1

  • FT

    Faroe Island

    0

    Slovenia

    2

  • FT

    Liechtenstei

    2

    Lithuania

    0

  • FT

    Croatia

    2

    Georgia

    1

  • FT

    Romania

    3

    Bosnia-Herz

    0

  • FT

    Moldova

    1

    Sweden

    4

  • FT

    San Marino

    0

    Finland

    1

  • FT

    Austria

    1

    Germany

    2

  • FT

    Belgium

    1

    Turkey

    1

  • FT

    Italy

    3

    Estonia

    0

  • FT

    Belarus

    1

    France

    1

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING

Stadion Maksimir

Referee: Stefan Johannesson | Attendance: 35000

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Croatia

  • Mario Mandzukic 76'
  • Nikola Kalinic 78'

2 - 1

FT

Georgia

  • Jaba Kankava 17'

Quickfire Croats go top

Two goals in as many minutes saw Croatia come from behind to see off the challenge of Georgia and take top spot in Euro 2012 qualifying Group F.

The home side had trailed to Jaba Kankava's goal for much of the contest and

hit the woodwork three times, but Mario Mandzukic and Nikola Kalinic eventually

found the target in a frantic second-half spell.

The win takes Croatia two points clear at the top of the pool, although they

will be overtaken by Greece tomorrow if their rivals beat Malta.

Georgia were 1-0 winners when the two teams met in the reverse fixture in March

and breached Croatia's defence again in Split after 17 minutes of play.

Alexander Iashvili pumped a cross into the area and Kankava was perfectly

placed to head the ball into the bottom right corner from close range.

That goal sparked the hosts to life and Nikica Jelavic had their first opening

within a minute with a strike which flew past the left post.

Luka Modric came even closer to an equaliser after 25 minutes when his

left-footed drive from 25 yards crashed onto the post.

Croatia continued to put the pressure on their opponents and Ivan Perisic was

wasteful in firing over on the half-hour mark.

Georgia goalkeeper George Loria was then called upon to deal with Mandzukic's

shot from distance in order to preserve the visitors' lead at the interval.

The start of the second half brought little respite for the Georgians, who were

relieved to see both Eduardo Da Silva and Modric miss the target with

close-range headers.

Kalinic was then kept at bay by Loria, who punched the striker's curling shot

clear before Dario Srna hit the woodwork - his 18-yard effort coming back off

the post after 70 minutes.

Georgia were clinging onto their slender lead, but had luck on their side as

defender Srna once again clattered the post from distance four minutes later.

Croatia's pressure finally paid off after 76 minutes, though, when Tomislav

Dujmovic whipped in a cross which Mandzukic smashed into the bottom left corner

from six yards out.

The visitors had barely registered that goal when they found themselves

conceding again with Kalinic providing the finish to a cross into the box from

Eduardo.

Srna had the chance to add a third for the hosts in the dying seconds but

directed a 25-yard free-kick wide of the right post.