#WorldCup: Iceland Vs Croatia Live Score Updates 1-2

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Russia 2018 Iceland Vs Croatia
celand's Alfred Finnbogason tries to score past Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic. Photo: AP
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Full time: Iceland 1 Croatia 2

That is it. A solid effort from Croatia’s nine changes, Iceland played well and tried their hearts out.

Ball into the mixer, Croatia manage somehow to get it behind for the corner.

90+ mins: Iceland 1 Croatia 2

This Icelandic side never give up. They look pretty knackered but they are giving it everything. Pressing and hoping to pinch one. Corluka has to make an important intervention.

GOAL! Iceland 1 Croatia 2 (Perisic 90)

That is the end of that. Croatia on the break, Perisic hurtling down the left, thumping strike that gives the keeper no chance and surely that 90th minute goal wraps things up.

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Really good corner from Croatia, punches clear, here are Iceland on the break. Bjarnason bursting to get there but he’s run out of puff.

GOAL! Iceland 1 Croatia 1 (Sigurdsson 76p)

Sigurdsson hits it very hard, leaning back and it is into the roof of the net.

VAR drama in the other match as Nigeria want a penalty… no! Not given!

GOAL! Iceland 1 Croatia 1

Sigurdsson hits it very hard, leaning back and it is into the roof of the net.

PENALTY TO ICELAND!

Oh my goodness. It’s Lovren with a handball!

Oh Iceland! Was that the moment? They get down the right, cross it, and the player has missed a glorious opportunity. Looked a little leggy as he ran to strike it.

Marko Pjaca, whose last name is apparently pronounced like that off the former New York Mets catcher, comes off.

Ball through for Finnbogason, he slides in on the keeper, not sure it was malicious as such but he’s hurt the goalie and a yellow is fair enough.

Di Maria is having a nightmare at the moment. He grimaces after sending another pass out for a throw with his back to goal.

Argentina haven’t created a chance since Nigeria’s goal. They are short of ideas.

GOAL! Iceland 0 Croatia 1

It is a nice move. Battling from the man down the left, Pivaric, and he manages to get the cross in. It takes a deflection and sits up for Badelj. Wonderful technique on the volley as he steers that home from about ten yards. Got over it.

But here is Croatia’s best moment of the match. Badelj surges forward and lets fly. It takes a deflection and crashes against the crossbar with the goalie well beaten.

Iceland, pressing, probing, playing all the football now.

Bjarnason, seemingly fulled recovered from that elbow in the cakehole, takes a quick corner.

Croatia yet to turn up for the second half. They are there for the taking.

Early freekick for the Icers, but Croatia’s 6’7″ keeper gathers that with real authority. Looks a real talent.

No obvious changes. Iceland must score.

Half time: Iceland 0 Croatia 0

Croatia, who are the classier outfit, started the better, Iceland were a little too respectful. But once they settled, they looked more dangerous, and they created better chances. Croatia, who made 9 changes for this match, are only sporadically engaged. Iceland want it bad.

Wonderful shot from Iceland’s Gunnarsson and a really classy save from L Kalinic in goal. Really fine stop. That’s the last action of the half.

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