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UEFA: Croatia Appeal One-Point Deduction

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Croatia have appealed against a one-point deduction after a swastika was embedded on to the Poljud stadium pitch when they took on Italy in a Euro 2016 qualifier in June, UEFA reported on Friday…

The appeal will be heard later this month. Until then Croatia will remain at the top of Group H on goal difference, level on 15 points with Italy, following the Italians  1-0 win in Malta and Croatia’s 0-0 draw draw with Azerbaijan in Baku on Thursday.

Croatia face Norway, who were 1-0 winners in Bulgaria last night, on Sunday. Norway are now only two points behind Croatia. The top 2 teams qualify for Euro 2016 in France.

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