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Croatia U-21’s Top Group to Secure UEFA Championships Playoff

CroatiaNenad Gračan’s Croatia U-21 side have beaten Latvia 3-1 in Jelgava on Wednesday to finish top of group 5 and secure a playoff match to qualify for the UEFA European Under-21 Championships in the Czech Republic in 2015…

Full Croatia international Ante Rebić was the hero in yesterday’s victory, scoring once and setting up the other two goals in the match. Croatia will find out on 12 September who they will meet in the October playoffs. Well done, boys.

U-21: LATVIA – CROATIA 1:3 (0:0)
Euro qualifier, Group 5
Zemgales, Jelgava.

Goal scorers: 0:1 – Bagarić (48′), 0:2 – Rebić (52′ – 11m), 1:2 – Gutkovskis (55′), 1:3 – Župarić (70′)

Croatia U-21: Zelenika, Gorupec, Župarić, Datković, Galović, Milić, Pavičić, Caktaš (62′ Ćorić), Bagarić, Perica (74′ Rog), Rebić (89′ Mišić). Manager: N. Gračan.

Euro qualifying Group 5:

1. Croatia 19 (8)
2. Ukraine 13 (6)
3. Switzerland 12 (6)
4. Latvia 6 (7)
5. Lichtenstein 0 (7)

pic: Drago Sopta / HNS

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