15 November 2016

620: 15 November 2016

15th November 2016. KO 19:45 GMT
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 0-3 CROATIA (CRO) (H/T 0-2)


Attendance: 16,803

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant referees: Jake Collin (ENG), Simon Beck (ENG)
Fourth officials: Andre Marriner (ENG)

Goals: CRO: Mandzukic 9, Cop 35, Kramaric 67



NORTHERN IRELAND:
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Niall McGinn (Game 1: Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1)
NIR: (4-3-2-1) A. Mannus; L. Hodson, C. Brunt [C. McLaughlin 46], G. McAuley [R. McGivern 46], J. Evans; O. Norwood, M. Lund [S. Davis 45], P. McNair; N. McGinn [P. Paton 62], J. Magennis [K. Lafferty 56]; L. Boyce [W. Grigg 68]
Unused subs: R. Carroll (gk); W. Grigg, C. Evans, M. Duffy, T. Flanagan

CROATIA:

Manager: Ante Cacic
Captain: 
CRO: Kalinic [Vargic 82]; Jedvaj, Leovac, Vida [Vrsaljko 60], Mitrovic, Badelj [Brozovic 51], Bradaric, Rog [Pivaric 87], Cop, Kramaric, Mandzukic [Coric 72]

Match Programme/Ticket:

Match Photos:
(courtesy of Roy Cathcart)
Chris Brunt, Josh Magennis, Alan Mannus, Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans, Paddy McNair
Lee Hodson, Oliver Norwood, Niall McGinn, Matthew Lund, Liam Boyce


Match Reports:

BBC
Daily Mail

Squads:
Northern Ireland (BBC)
Goalkeepers: M McGovern (Norwich City), A Mannus (St Johnstone), T Carson (Hartlepool United), R Carroll* (Linfield)
Defenders: A Hughes (Kerala Blasters), G McAuley (West Brom), J Evans (West Brom), C Brunt (West Brom), R McGivern (Shrewsbury Town), C McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town), L Hodson (Rangers), T Flanagan (Burton Albion)
Midfielder: S Davis (Southampton), N McGinn (Aberdeen), O Norwood (Brighton), C Evans (Blackburn Rovers), J Ward (Burton Albion), S Ferguson (Millwall), S Dallas (Leeds United), P McNair (Sunderland), P Paton (St Johnstone), M Lund (Rochdale).
Forwards: K Lafferty (Norwich City), J Magennis (Charlton Athletic), C Washington (QPR), W Grigg (Wigan Athletic)



Croatia
Goalkeepers: Danijel Subašić (Monaco), Lovre Kalinić (Hajduk), Ivan Vargić (Lazio)
Defenders: Šime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Vedran Ćorluka (Lokomotiv), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kijev), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Ivan Strinić (Napoli), Josip Pivarić (Dinamo), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen)
Midfielder: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitić (Barcelona), Ivan Perišić (Inter), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Mateo Kovačić (Real Madrid), Marcelo Brozović (Inter)
Forwards: Marko Pjaca (Juventus), Duje Čop (Sporting Gijon), Mario Mandžukić (Juventus), Nikola Kalinić (Fiorentina), Andrej Kramarić (Hoffenheim)


Notes:
  • Niall McGinn was awarded the captaincy to mark his fiftieth cap.
  • There were small disturbances caused by protesting Croatian fans in the stands.

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