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Wednesday, 11 October 2006
European Championship 2008 Group E qualification match

Croatia 2 England 0 [0-0]

Match Summary
Croatia Squad
England Squad

Team Records
   
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The Vatreni Squad for the matches against Andorra and England  October 2006
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Babić, Marko 28 January 1981 25 M TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen eV, Germany 38 3
Balaban, Boško 15 October 1978 27 F Club Brugge KV, Belgium 30 10
Ćorluka, Vedran 5 February 1986 20 D NK Dinamo Zagreb 3 0
Eduardo
 
da Silva, Eduardo Alves
25 February 1983 23 F NK Dinamo Zagreb 8 2
Klasnić, Ivan 29 January 1980 26 F SV Werder Bremen von 1899, Germany 26 8
Knezević, Dario 20 April 1982 24 D AS Livorno Calcio Srl, Italy 2 1
Kovač, Niko 15 October 1971 34 M Red Bull Salzburg, Austria 64 10
Kovač, Robert 16 April 1974 32 D Juventus FC SpA, Italy 60 0
Kranjčar, Niko 13 August 1984 22 M Portsmouth FC, England 27 4
Leko, Jerko 9 April 1980 26 M AS de Monaco FC, France 41 2
Modrić, Luka 9 September 1985 21 M NK Dinamo Zagreb 10 2
Olić, Ivica 14 September 1979 27 F PFC Central Sports Club of Army, Moskva, Russia 40 6
Petrić, Mladen 1 January 1981 25 F FC Basel 1893, Switzerland 10 5
Pletikosa, Stipe 8 January 1979 27 G FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukraine 56 0
Pranjić, Danijel 2 December 1981 24 M SC Heerenveen, Netherlands 2 0
Rapaić, Milan 16 August 1973 33 M Royal Standard de Liège, Belgium 47 6
Runje, Vedran 10 February 1976 30 G Beşiktaş JK, Turkey 0 0
Sablić, Goran 8 October 1979 26 D FC Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine 5 0
Šerić, Anthony 15 January 1979 27 D Panathinaikos AO 1908, Greece 16 0
Šimić, Dario 12 November 1975 30 D AC Milan SpA, Italy 84 3
Šimunić, Josip 18 February 1978 28 D Hertha Berliner SC von 1892 eV, Germany 47 3
Skender, Marin 12 August 1979 27 G NK Osijek 0 0
Srna, Darijo/Dario 1 May 1982 24 M FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukraine 40 10

Darijo Srna pulled out of the squad on 4 October due to a ruptured muscle.

Vejic, Hrvoje 8 June 1977 29 D FC Tom' Tomsk, Russia 0 0

Squad details correct up to and including Croatia's match against Andorra on 7 October 2006.

Diary

Wednesday, 21 September 2006 -  Croatia coach Slaven Bilić has recalled three expelled players in his squad for next month's Euro 2008 qualifiers against Andorra and England in Zagreb.  Midfielder Darijo Srna and forwards Boško Balaban and Ivica Olić were fined and dropped from the squad earlier this month after they left a training camp in Slovenia to go to a nightclub.  All three were named in the 24-man squad, although Srna was doubtful due to an ankle injury.  "We want to win both games as we need to clinch maximum points at home if we want to take the first place in the group," Bilić told reporters.   Defenders Dario Šimic of AC Milan and Josip Šimunic of Hertha Berlin, who were suspended after earning red cards on the World Cup in Germany, also return.

Wednesday, 4 October 2006 -  Croatia's offensive midfielder Darijo Srna will not play against Andorra on Saturday and may also miss the match against England four days later.  Srna had to leave the team's training session because of a muscle rupture.  CSKA Moscow forward Ivica Olić is also uncertain for the coming qualifiers in Zagreb because of a knee injury.  If Olić is ruled out, Slaven Bilić said he would call up uncapped Parma striker Igor Budan.  Concerns are also shown over Milan Rapaic, who cold also miss both qualifiers.

Croatia Form: last six games
L D D W D W   f 11:a 3  success: 58%
- 13 June 2006 - Brazil 1 Croatia 0 [1-0]
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin
Kaká WCF NL
- 18 June 2006 - Japan 0 Croatia 0 [0-0]
Frankenstadion, Nürnberg
  ND
- 22 June 2006 - Croatia 2 Australia 2 [1-1]
Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Wasen, Stuttgart
Srna, Kovać
Moore (pen), Kewell
ND
Šimić, Šimunić
Emerton
- 16 August 2006 - Italy 0 Croatia 2 [0-2]
Stadio Armando Picchi, Livorno
Eduardo, Modrić Fr AW
- 6 September 2006 - Russia 0 Croatia 0 [0-0]
Lokomotiv Stadion, Moskva
  ECP AD
- 7 October 2006 - Croatia 7 Andorra 0 [2-0]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb
Petrić (4), Klasnić, Balaban, Modrić HW

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