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Croacia

29' Rakitic

31' Etebo

59' Out Kramaric in Brozovic

70' Modric

77' Out Ante Rebic in Kovacic

88' Brozovic

85' Out Mandžukic in Pjaca

Nigeria

61' Out Alex Iwobi in Musa

69' Ekong

72' Out Ighalo in K. Iheanacho

87' Out Obi Mikel in Simmy

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90'+4' GAME OVER! Croatia take over the lead at the top of their group. They win it 2-0.

90'+1'   One last chance for Croatia. Kovacic takes it but Francis is equal to it.

90'   A couple of last chances possible for Nigeria.

88'   Moses shoots! That's blocked out and still no luck for the Nigerians.

86'   Rather disappointing this one in the end.

82'   Balo gun with a header but he's reaching for that and Subasic is comfortable.

79'   Foul on Rakitic. Jon Obi Mikel with the misdemeanour.

79' Kovacic is on. He replaces Rebic.

78'   Nigeria on the ball now as they look to conserve their energy.

75'   Vrsaljko and Moses doing battle and the former concedes the goalkick. He can't do anything with it.

74'   Croatia trying to really kill this game off.

73'   That should wrap things up. Nigeria have no chance of scoring two.

71' He slots it home, sendign Francis the wrong way in the process!

70'   No doubt about that one really.

70' Mandzukic grabbed around the neck by Ekong, who is booked.

69'   Croatia penalty... chance of VAR? 

68'   Perisic pushed shehu in the back but ref grants the corner. 

68'   Croatia attack. A second goal and this would be done with!

68'   No, Nigeria, could be here until the next World Cup and they won't score.

67'   Obi Mikel with a pass out of Etebo's reach.

65'   Moses goes down under a challenge from Strinic but again it's just strong defending from the left-back. Nothing to it.

65'   Sorry, one shot on target so far!

65'   Nigeria looking for that goal. Still no shots on goal though!

63'   Etebo caught by Brozovic as he breaks forward. He was going nowhere and there's no card.

63' Musa on for Iwobi.

63'   Corner. Headed just over by Mandzukic. 

63'   Free comes in from deep and Nigeria put it out for a corner. Ekong rouses his troops now! 

61'   Lovren with a lovely pass into the danger zone. Croatia keep it and recycle. Brozovic to Vida and he drives forward.

60' Kramaric off for Brozovic.

58'   Nice ball into the box and Ighalo heads that one into Subasic.

56'   Moses falls and there was no free. Referee made the right decisaion. Strinic used his body well to shield the ball. Goalkick. 

56'   Perisic with a beaut of a cross into Rebic's feet and he misses. That was lovely. Would have been a nice goal! 

54'   Ball sent into the back post. Croatia just knocking these corners out for sport.

54'   Ndidi with a throw and Perisic puts it out for another corner.

52'   Nigeria continue to threaten. It feels like they're getting closer. Iwobi shoots and it takes a strage deflection all the way up into the air. Ighalo fouls as it bounces with a push in the back.

50'   Rakitic now with a shot from distance. Well over. He offers an apology to a teammate to his left but he fancied that one! And it went wrong.

50'   Another Moses effort. He gets a shot away this time. He wants a corner too but he has to be told quite gently that he hit it that wide!

49'   Moses seeing loads of the ball early on. Mostly corners but still. 

48'   Perisic this time at the front post.

48'   Mandzukic, the corner repeller, as he puts it out for another one!

47'   Moses with the corner. Balogun heads and it hits Mandzukic's back. Another corner!

46'   We are back underwway for the second half. 

The Telstar 18 has held up in the game this evening, unlike it's bursting performance in the France - Australia game earlier on...

Not a single shot on target in a whole 45 minutes of football, eh. Although Perisic's rasper was a beaut of a hit and only just over.
Pretty solid from Francis! 

Desperately unlucky for Etebo with the own-goal, he didn't know anything about it and the ball cannoned off the back of his leg and past the despairing, outstretched arm of keeper Uzoho (who currently plies his trade with Depor in Spain)

This is not what the Nigerian supporters will want to read but, hey, maybe the chickens will sneak in for the second half 

    Croatia looking really dangerous and Rebic in particular along with Kramaric have been their two most dangerous players.

Nigeria looked decent for spells but they need antother avenue of attack. Moses has looked good down the right and Obi Mikel is doing enough to stifle Modric's attacking threat. Ighalo up front isn't working. Iheanacho could really livent this thing up for the Super Eagles! 

45'+2'   Half-time. The referee blows up 10 seconds early. 

45'+2'   Moses shot. Right-footed effort but it's well over in the end.

45'+1'   Blocked and Croatia survive. 

45'+1'   Ball bounces up to Iwobi and he hits that really well. 

45'   Moses will take after winning it. He wasn't happy with that foul. Feels like he's being fouled every time he touches the ball.

44'   Now Nigeria have a free on the right. Rebic with a trip on Moses. 

44'   Throw for Nigeria. Still no luck anywhere close to goal though.

43'   Nigeria on the ball with Etebo. 

42'   Vrsaljko with a shot after a nice touch down for Perisic and a pass on from Mandzukic. That's a mile wide.

41'   Croatia take control of this one again. Nigeria have no response.

41'   Croatia player down injured. Rebic looks uncomfortable. 

40'   Rebic looking good out on the left. He plays it to Rakitic and Kramaric heads it over. Nice move and that was very close.

39'   Vrsaljko moves forward and wins a throw. 

36'   No, that long ball down towards Ighalo just isn't working.

35'   Moses caught napping on the ball and Croatia attack. But they lose it. 

34'   Croatia had looked dangerous in front of goal even if Nigeria were improving. 

31'   Actually Mandzukic might get credit for that. Hard to tell but it was him who headed it on towards the back post.

31' GOAL! Rebic, I think, got the last touch. Kramaric headed it down low from the delivery and Rebic tried to turn it home. Poor defending in the box from Nigerians. Wait, no, it was Etebo. It looks like it might have been going in anyway. 

31'   Nice move from Kramaric. Really good cross too. Mandzukic chests down to Rebic and it's deflected out for a corner.

30'   That's a yellow for Rakitic. He lunges in on Moses. Looked sore actually and deserved card.

29'   Croatia win it back. Modric with a ball into Mandzukic but he loses out.

29'   Nigeria keeping the ball away from Croatia now.

28'   Modric to Rakitic. He plays a nice ball into Rebic and his cross is cut out and cleared.

27'   Rebic with a foul as the ball was in the air. A push in the back for Idowu.

26'   Jon Obi Mikel covers so much ground for Nigeria in midfielder and beyond. Linking up well down that left-hand side.

26'   Idowu links with Iwobi but he loses it.

25'  Long ball/clearance down to Ighalo but he's not getting to that one.

24'   Etebo fouled by Rakitic. Croatia can't get to grips with this game here. Nigeria much better than many expected them to be.

22'   He's back up but that looked really sore. Could have easily lost a tooth or three.

22'   The danger isn't cleared and Etebo has a volley in the end. Nigeria looking more dangerous. Balogun caught with an elbow straight in the mouth by Vida.

21'   Ighalo gets te ball and he's onside. Linesman almost puts his flag up but doesn't. He wins a corner in the end.

20'   Nigeria win it back.

20'   Nigeria back in possession. Obi Mikel goes backwards. Moses drives forward and hits the ground but that was a fair tackle says the referee. 

18'   Croatia win a throw now. 

18'   Modric takes. Cleared again at the front post. 

17'   Kramaric pops one inside to Perisic. Corner for Croatia.

16'   Lovren to Rakitic. Kramaric with an effort that starts on target but bends badly wide. Forced a dive from Francis bt he didn't have to make a save.

15'   Free for Croatia now. 

14'   Really well worked andPerisic strikes over the bar! that was close. Ball sent across by Rebic and laid off by Mandzukic. Perisic caught that one almost right! 

14'   Modric wins it back and starts an attack.

13'   Iwobi with a very ambitious effort but it's blocked. And then Etebo breaks through and Lovren does well to clear. 

12'   Free for Nigeria. Subasic gathers a cross from Jon Obi Mikel. Modric had his pocket picked. Nigeria improving.

10'   Nigeria on the ball now. Not as fluid as Croatia on it but they're trying to hold it before letting it long to Moses. But that's too long and out for a goalkick. Rohr roars on his side.

10'   Modric takes the corner short and Rebic gives it back to him. Cross comes in and it's cleared before Moses is fouled by Rakitic.

10'   Corner now for Croatia.

8'   Nigeria on the ball and Iwobi fouled. Surely? No, the referee plays on. Looked like he was caught late.

7'   Cagey start here. Croatia on top and they win it back again.

7'   Free for Depor goalkeeper Francis. Croatia win it back.

6'   Strinic into Kramaric. Croatia looking for a way through. Moses fouled in the end by Rebic.

5'   Mikel and Rakitic have a battle in the middle. The Barcelona midfielder is on the ground as the Nigeria captain tries to win it. He gets a throw in the end.

4'   Vrsaljko gives away the throw but he doesn't think that was the case. He quite loudly shouts 'No!'

3'   Victor Moses pass forward to Obi Mikel but he's muscled out of it. Croatia win it back.

2'   Croatia settling into this one. Offside on Kramaric.

1'   Lovren goes in over the top of Ighalo. He concedes a free and Moses gets set to take it!

1'   We are underway at Kaliningrad Stadium!

    Modric up with Obi Mikel for the toss. 

    The Nigerian anthem: 

    Here we go with Croatia's national anthem.

    The two teams emerge onto the field. Those Nigeria tracksuits are amazing.

Ah, there's always time for banter. 

    It's Odion Ighalo's birthday and he's making his World Cup debut too. Can he cap it off with a goal in his 29th year?

    They drew with Congo, lost to England and then lost to Czech Republic in their final warm-up friendly though so it's hard to be optimistic.

In fairness, most of the talk has been abou Nigeria's jersey! They might very well turn out to be a good football team too. 
    Diddy wishing Nigeria luck tonight! He'll be watching you... 

    Gonna be a masterclass from this guy tonight, isn't it?

    Nigerian fans have been banned from bringing live chickens into the Kaliningrad stadium for The Super Eagles' opening World Cup game against Croatia in Group D on Sunday. And I think they might need some luck tonight.

    Here's an explainer behind Croatia's crest and coat of arms. "It's also informally known in Croatian as šahovnica ("chessboard", from šah, "chess"). The five smaller shields represent five different historical regions within Croatia."

This was a really nice touch too as they named Carl Ikeme as 24th player after leukaemia diagnosis.

    Nigeria are one of the coolest teams in the world. Even this doodle on Google for legendary player Stephen Keshi is really cool.

And the Super Eagles in the away dressing room will line-up as follows 
Just an hour till we get underway in Kaliningrad and the teams are coming in. Here's the designated home side, Croatia 

Croatian fans will be looking to two players in particular to help them progress in this tournament, both who reached the pinnacle of European football in the past season. Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren played in the Champions League final for Real Madrid and Liverpool respectively, both getting plaudits for their performances.

This is the first time these two nations have played against each other but they have both had decent runs in international tournaments in the past. Croatia impressed most by taking third place in the 1998 World Cup in France - inspired by the talented Davor Šuker. Nigeria have three times progressed from the group stage.

The Nigerian squad had a pep talk from a rather important person ahead of this first game. How much of a difference could that make? 
Fancy a Luka (sorry!) inside the Croatian dressing room ahead of kick-off? Here you go courtesy of the national side 

This match up between the Europeans and the Africans is a tempting one. Have a scroll down and read our short preview for a little more background to what could lie ahead.

Good evening, afternoon or morning and welcome to our live coverage of the Group D match from the 2018 World Cup between Croatia and Nigeria wherever you are in the world.

Final del partido, Croacia 2, Nigeria 0.

Final segunda parte, Croacia 2, Nigeria 0.

93' Mano de Simy (Nigeria).

91' Remate Remate parado por bajo a la izquierda. Mateo Kovacic (Croacia) remate con la derecha desde el lado derecho del interior del área. Asistencia de Marko Pjaca.

90' Marko Pjaca (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en la banda izquierda.

90' Falta de William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria).

90' Ivan Rakitic (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en campo contrario.

90' Falta de Simy (Nigeria).

88' Tarjeta Amarilla Marcelo Brozovic (Croacia) ha sido amonestado con tarjeta amarilla por juego peligroso.

88' Falta de Marcelo Brozovic (Croacia).

88' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en campo contrario.

87' Falta de Luka Modric (Croacia).

87' Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

87' Cambio Cambio en Nigeria, entra al campo Simy sustituyendo a John Obi Mikel.

86' Remate Remate rechazado de Victor Moses (Nigeria) remate con la derecha desde el lado derecho del interior del área. Asistencia de Kelechi Iheanacho.

86' Remate fallado por Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) remate con la derecha desde fuera del área que se va alto y desviado por la derecha. Asistencia de Ahmed Musa.

85' Cambio Cambio en Croacia, entra al campo Marko Pjaca sustituyendo a Mario Mandzukic.

84' Mano de Mario Mandzukic (Croacia).

83' Falta de Abdullahi Shehu (Nigeria).

83' Ivan Perisic (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en la banda izquierda.

82' Fuera de juego, Nigeria. Brian Idowu intentó un pase en profundidad pero Kelechi Iheanacho estaba en posición de fuera de juego.

81' Remate Remate parado rozando la escuadra izquierda. Leon Balogun (Nigeria) remate de cabeza desde el centro del área. Asistencia de Oghenekaro Etebo.

78' Falta de Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria).

78' Ivan Rakitic (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en campo contrario.

77' Cambio Cambio en Croacia, entra al campo Mateo Kovacic sustituyendo a Ante Rebic.

76' Remate fallado por Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria) remate con la izquierda desde el lado derecho del interior del área muy cerca del palo derecho pero se marchó ligeramente desviado. Asistencia de John Obi Mikel.

73' Remate Remate rechazado de Dejan Lovren (Croacia) remate de cabeza desde el centro del área. Asistencia de Ivan Perisic con un pase de cabeza.

72' Cambio Cambio en Nigeria, entra al campo Kelechi Iheanacho sustituyendo a Odion Ighalo.

72' Corner,Croacia. Corner cometido por William Troost-Ekong.

70' Goal de Modric (2-0) ¡Gooooool!Croacia 2, Nigeria 0. Luka Modric (Croacia) convirtió el penaltiremate con la derecha por bajo, junto al palo izquierdo. Escudo Croacia Croatia 2 Badge Nigeria Nigeria 0

69' Tarjeta Amarilla William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria) ha sido amonestado con tarjeta amarilla por juego peligroso.

69' Penalti Penalti cometido por William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria) tras una falta dentro del área.

69' Penalti Penalti a favor del Croacia. Mario Mandzukic sufrió falta en el área.

68' Corner,Croacia. Corner cometido por Abdullahi Shehu.

67' Falta de John Obi Mikel (Nigeria).

67' Ivan Rakitic (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

65' Falta de Ante Rebic (Croacia).

65' Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en campo contrario.

64' Falta de Marcelo Brozovic (Croacia).

64' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

63' Falta de Ahmed Musa (Nigeria).

63' Luka Modric (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en la banda derecha.

62' Remate fallado por Mario Mandzukic (Croacia) remate de cabeza desde el centro del área que se pierde por la izquierda. Asistencia de Ivan Rakitic con un centro al área tras un saque de esquina.

62' Corner,Croacia. Corner cometido por William Troost-Ekong.

61' Cambio Cambio en Nigeria, entra al campo Ahmed Musa sustituyendo a Alex Iwobi.

60' Mano de Victor Moses (Nigeria).

59' Cambio Cambio en Croacia, entra al campo Marcelo Brozovic sustituyendo a Andrej Kramaric.

58' Remate Remate parado bajo palos a rás de suelo. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) remate de cabeza desde el centro del área. Asistencia de Brian Idowu con un centro al área.

58' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

58' Falta de Luka Modric (Croacia).

56' Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

56' Falta de Mario Mandzukic (Croacia).

54' Fuera de juego, Croacia. Ivan Rakitic intentó un pase en profundidad pero Ivan Perisic estaba en posición de fuera de juego.

53' Corner,Nigeria. Corner cometido por Ivan Perisic.

51' Falta de Odion Ighalo (Nigeria).

51' Ivan Strinic (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

51' Remate Remate rechazado de Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) remate con la derecha desde el lado izquierdo del interior del área. Asistencia de Wilfred Ndidi.

50' Falta de Mario Mandzukic (Croacia).

50' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en campo contrario.

49' Remate fallado por Ivan Rakitic (Croacia) remate con la derecha desde fuera del área que se le va demasiado alto.

49' Falta de Victor Moses (Nigeria).

49' Ivan Strinic (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

48' Remate fallado por Victor Moses (Nigeria) remate con la izquierda desde el lado derecho del interior del área el balón se pierde por el lado derecho de la portería. Asistencia de Oghenekaro Etebo.

47' Falta de Ante Rebic (Croacia).

47' Abdullahi Shehu (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

46' Corner,Nigeria. Corner cometido por Mario Mandzukic.

46' Corner,Nigeria. Corner cometido por Mario Mandzukic.

46' Remate Remate rechazado de Leon Balogun (Nigeria) remate de cabeza a quemarropa desde el lado derecho. Asistencia de Victor Moses con un centro al área.

46' Corner,Nigeria. Corner cometido por Ivan Strinic.

Empieza segunda parte Croacia 1, Nigeria 0.

Final primera parte, Croacia 1, Nigeria 0.

45' Remate fallado por Victor Moses (Nigeria) remate con la derecha desde fuera del área que se va alto y desviado por la derecha. Asistencia de Alex Iwobi.

45' Remate Remate rechazado de Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) remate con la derecha desde el centro del área.

44' Falta de Ante Rebic (Croacia).

44' Victor Moses (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la banda derecha.

41' Remate fallado por Sime Vrsaljko (Croacia) remate con la derecha desde el lado derecho del interior del área que se va alto y desviado por la derecha. Asistencia de Mario Mandzukic.

38' Remate fallado por Andrej Kramaric (Croacia) remate de cabeza desde el centro del área que sale rozando el larguero. Asistencia de Ivan Rakitic con un centro al área.

37' Falta de Odion Ighalo (Nigeria).

37' Domagoj Vida (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

36' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

36' Falta de Luka Modric (Croacia).

33' Remate Remate rechazado de Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) remate con la izquierda desde el centro del área. Asistencia de John Obi Mikel.

31' Goal de Etebo (1-0) Gol en propia puerta de Oghenekaro Etebo, Nigeria.Croacia 1, Nigeria 0. Escudo Croacia Croatia 1 Badge Nigeria Nigeria 0

31' Remate fallado por Mario Mandzukic (Croacia) remate de cabeza desde el centro del área que se pierde por la izquierda. Asistencia de Ante Rebic con un pase de cabeza tras un saque de esquina.

31' Corner,Croacia. Corner cometido por Leon Balogun.

31' Remate Remate rechazado de Ante Rebic (Croacia) remate con la derecha desde fuera del área. Asistencia de Mario Mandzukic.

29' Tarjeta Amarilla Ivan Rakitic (Croacia) ha sido amonestado con tarjeta amarilla por juego peligroso.

29' Victor Moses (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

29' Falta de Ivan Rakitic (Croacia).

27' Falta de Alex Iwobi (Nigeria).

27' Sime Vrsaljko (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

26' Falta de Ante Rebic (Croacia).

26' Brian Idowu (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

23' Falta de Ivan Rakitic (Croacia).

23' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

21' Remate fallado por Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) remate con la derecha desde fuera del área el balón se pierde por el lado derecho de la portería tras un saque de esquina.

21' Corner,Nigeria. Corner cometido por Dejan Lovren.

20' Remate fallado por Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) remate con la derecha desde el lado derecho del interior del área que se pierde por la izquierda. Asistencia de Victor Moses.

18' Falta de Leon Balogun (Nigeria).

18' Andrej Kramaric (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en campo contrario.

16' Corner,Croacia. Corner cometido por Victor Moses.

15' Remate fallado por Andrej Kramaric (Croacia) remate con la derecha desde fuera del área muy cerca del palo izquierdo pero se marchó ligeramente desviado. Asistencia de Ivan Rakitic.

14' Mano de Odion Ighalo (Nigeria).

13' Remate fallado por Ivan Perisic (Croacia) remate con la derecha desde fuera del área que sale rozando el larguero. Asistencia de Mario Mandzukic.

12' Remate fallado por Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) remate con la derecha desde fuera del área muy cerca del palo izquierdo pero se marchó ligeramente desviado tras botar una falta.

12' Victor Moses (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la banda derecha.

12' Falta de Ivan Strinic (Croacia).

11' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

11' Falta de Sime Vrsaljko (Croacia).

8' Victor Moses (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

8' Falta de Ivan Rakitic (Croacia).

7' Corner,Croacia. Corner cometido por Abdullahi Shehu.

5' Falta de Ante Rebic (Croacia).

5' Victor Moses (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

4' Falta de Mario Mandzukic (Croacia).

4' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en campo contrario.

2' Falta de Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria).

2' Andrej Kramaric (Croacia) ha recibido una falta en la zona defensiva.

1' Fuera de juego, Croacia. Ivan Rakitic intentó un pase en profundidad pero Andrej Kramaric estaba en posición de fuera de juego.

Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) ha recibido una falta en la banda izquierda.

Falta de Dejan Lovren (Croacia).

Empieza primera parte.

Alineaciones confirmadas por parte de ambos equipos. Los protagonistas saltan al campo para iniciar los ejercicios de calentamiento

Match ends, Croatia 2, Nigeria 0.

Second Half ends, Croatia 2, Nigeria 0.

93' Hand ball by Simy (Nigeria).

91' Attempt saved. Mateo Kovacic (Croatia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marko Pjaca.

90' Marko Pjaca (Croatia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90' Foul by William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria).

90' Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90' Foul by Simy (Nigeria).

88' Yellow card Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88' Foul by Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia).

88' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87' Foul by Luka Modric (Croatia).

87' Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87' Substitution Substitution, Nigeria. Simy replaces John Obi Mikel.

86' Attempt blocked. Victor Moses (Nigeria) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho.

86' Attempt missed. Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ahmed Musa.

85' Substitution Substitution, Croatia. Marko Pjaca replaces Mario Mandzukic.

84' Hand ball by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia).

83' Foul by Abdullahi Shehu (Nigeria).

83' Ivan Perisic (Croatia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82' Offside, Nigeria. Brian Idowu tries a through ball, but Kelechi Iheanacho is caught offside.

81' Attempt saved. Leon Balogun (Nigeria) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Oghenekaro Etebo.

78' Foul by Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria).

78' Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77' Substitution Substitution, Croatia. Mateo Kovacic replaces Ante Rebic.

76' Attempt missed. Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by John Obi Mikel.

73' Attempt blocked. Dejan Lovren (Croatia) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Perisic with a headed pass.

72' Substitution Substitution, Nigeria. Kelechi Iheanacho replaces Odion Ighalo.

72' Corner,Croatia. Conceded by William Troost-Ekong.

70' Goal by Modric (2-0) Goal!Croatia 2, Nigeria 0. Luka Modric (Croatia) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. Escudo Croacia Croatia 2 Badge Nigeria Nigeria 0

69' Yellow card William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69' Penalty Penalty conceded by William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria) after a foul in the penalty area.

69' Penalty Penalty Croatia. Mario Mandzukic draws a foul in the penalty area.

68' Corner,Croatia. Conceded by Abdullahi Shehu.

67' Foul by John Obi Mikel (Nigeria).

67' Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65' Foul by Ante Rebic (Croatia).

65' Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64' Foul by Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia).

64' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63' Foul by Ahmed Musa (Nigeria).

63' Luka Modric (Croatia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62' Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a corner.

62' Corner,Croatia. Conceded by William Troost-Ekong.

61' Substitution Substitution, Nigeria. Ahmed Musa replaces Alex Iwobi.

60' Hand ball by Victor Moses (Nigeria).

59' Substitution Substitution, Croatia. Marcelo Brozovic replaces Andrej Kramaric.

58' Attempt saved. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brian Idowu with a cross.

58' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58' Foul by Luka Modric (Croatia).

56' Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56' Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia).

54' Offside, Croatia. Ivan Rakitic tries a through ball, but Ivan Perisic is caught offside.

53' Corner,Nigeria. Conceded by Ivan Perisic.

51' Foul by Odion Ighalo (Nigeria).

51' Ivan Strinic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51' Attempt blocked. Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi.

50' Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia).

50' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49' Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

49' Foul by Victor Moses (Nigeria).

49' Ivan Strinic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48' Attempt missed. Victor Moses (Nigeria) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Oghenekaro Etebo.

47' Foul by Ante Rebic (Croatia).

47' Abdullahi Shehu (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46' Corner,Nigeria. Conceded by Mario Mandzukic.

46' Corner,Nigeria. Conceded by Mario Mandzukic.

46' Attempt blocked. Leon Balogun (Nigeria) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Victor Moses with a cross.

46' Corner,Nigeria. Conceded by Ivan Strinic.

Second Half begins Croatia 1, Nigeria 0.

First Half ends, Croatia 1, Nigeria 0.

45' Attempt missed. Victor Moses (Nigeria) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Iwobi.

45' Attempt blocked. Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

44' Foul by Ante Rebic (Croatia).

44' Victor Moses (Nigeria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41' Attempt missed. Sime Vrsaljko (Croatia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

38' Attempt missed. Andrej Kramaric (Croatia) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross.

37' Foul by Odion Ighalo (Nigeria).

37' Domagoj Vida (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36' Foul by Luka Modric (Croatia).

33' Attempt blocked. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Obi Mikel.

31' Goal by Etebo (1-0) Own Goal by Oghenekaro Etebo, Nigeria.Croatia 1, Nigeria 0. Escudo Croacia Croatia 1 Badge Nigeria Nigeria 0

31' Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ante Rebic with a headed pass following a corner.

31' Corner,Croatia. Conceded by Leon Balogun.

31' Attempt blocked. Ante Rebic (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

29' Yellow card Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29' Victor Moses (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29' Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Croatia).

27' Foul by Alex Iwobi (Nigeria).

27' Sime Vrsaljko (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26' Foul by Ante Rebic (Croatia).

26' Brian Idowu (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23' Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Croatia).

23' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21' Attempt missed. Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

21' Corner,Nigeria. Conceded by Dejan Lovren.

20' Attempt missed. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Victor Moses.

18' Foul by Leon Balogun (Nigeria).

18' Andrej Kramaric (Croatia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16' Corner,Croatia. Conceded by Victor Moses.

15' Attempt missed. Andrej Kramaric (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

14' Hand ball by Odion Ighalo (Nigeria).

13' Attempt missed. Ivan Perisic (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

12' Attempt missed. Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

12' Victor Moses (Nigeria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12' Foul by Ivan Strinic (Croatia).

11' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11' Foul by Sime Vrsaljko (Croatia).

8' Victor Moses (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8' Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Croatia).

7' Corner,Croatia. Conceded by Abdullahi Shehu.

5' Foul by Ante Rebic (Croatia).

5' Victor Moses (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4' Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia).

4' Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2' Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria).

2' Andrej Kramaric (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1' Offside, Croatia. Ivan Rakitic tries a through ball, but Andrej Kramaric is caught offside.

Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dejan Lovren (Croatia).

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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