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Croatia 1 – Czech Republic 1: Stalemate at Hampden Park against The Czechs

Croatia vs. Czech Republic

Croatia were held to 1-1 draw by Czech Republic down on Friday at Hampden Park. Croatia arrived at the game looking pick up points after losing their last game 1-0 to England. Czech Republic were coming off the back of a 2-0 win against Scotland. As the table looks today, Croatia are currently 3rd with 1 point from 2 matches, while Czech Republic sit in 1st, with 4 points from 2.

Czech Republic started strongly in the first half, with Schick giving The Czechs the lead, on 37 minutes. However, their lead was short lived, as Perišić equalised for Croatia just before half-time to see out the first half 1-1. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the game ended 1-1.

For Croatia, Petkovic, Ivanušec, Vlasic and Brozović, came on for Rebić, Brekalo, Kramarić and Kovačić. Czech Republic brought on Hložek, Kral, Ševčík, Krmencik and Barak, to replace Holeš, Masopust, Jankto, Schick and Darida.

There were bookings for Lovren from Croatia, and Masopust, Bořil and Hložek, for Czech Republic.

Czech Republic and Croatia will next play at home to England and Scotland respectively.

Technical card:
Croatia: Livakovic, Vida, Lovren, Gvardiol, Vrsaljko, Kovačić (Brozović, min.87), Modrić, Kramarić (Vlasic, min.62), Brekalo (Ivanušec, min.46), Perišić and Rebić (Petkovic, min.46)
Czech Republic: Vaclík, Kalas, Celustka, Bořil, Coufal, Soucek, Holeš (Hložek, min.63), Darida (Barak, min.87), Jankto (Ševčík, min.74), Masopust (Kral, min.63) and Schick (Krmencik, min.75)
Stadium: Hampden Park
Goals: Schick (0-1, min. 37) and Perišić (1-1, min. 47)

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