FT: Croatia 0 Spain 1

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Can Spain win the tournament? They didn't look like champions tonight and this display will give future opponents hope.

Croatia played well tonight and could have easily won here with Rakitic heading straight at Casillas when unmarked in the box. He will be reliving that miss over and over again.

FULL TIME. That's it, Spain win to progress as Group C winners while Croatia are out after Italy beat Ireland. Who do you think was the man of the match tonight? Send your views to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post them up.

90 (+4)
Casillas takes the free-kick and the ref blows for full time.

90 (+3)
Rakitic takes the free-kick but Jelavic fouls in the box and it is a Spain free-kick. They try and take it quickly but the ref wants it re-taken allowing Pletikosa back.

90 (+2)
Spain win a throw in 20 yards out on the right. Busqeuts takes but Pletikosa gathers the ball. Rakitic wins a free-kick 35 yards out on the right. The keeper is coming up for it too!

90 (+1)
Mandzukic is also booked for a late challenge.

Four minutes of added time. Italy are winning 2-0 against Ireland. Croatia can go through if they get a goal.

Spain take the free-kick but Croatia win their own midway in their own half.

Spain win a free-kick just inside the Croatia half on the right. Iniesta takes and Jelavic hands the ball and is booked.

Negredo is on for Xavi for Spain.

GOAL - NAVAS!!!! Fabregas beats the offside trap with a great pass over the defence to Iniesta who squares the ball to Navas who has a tap-in. Croatia are definitely going out now and Spain look like topping the group.

Fabregas plays Navas into the left side of the box but his cross is cleared by Corluka.

Rakitic takes the corner but Corluka heads just wide and over from close range after getting in front of Casillas. Replays show Busquets was pulling and it would have been a penalty if the referee had seen it.

Croatia press forward and Strinic wins a corner on the left off Arbeloa.

Spain take the corner and feed the ball to Navas on the right but his shot from the edge of the box is parried away by Pletikosa.

Modric tries to release Eduardo down the right flank but Alonso intercepts. Spain press forward and Fabregas tries an effort from four yards out on the left which Pletikosa has to push out for a corner on the left.

Spain press and Xavi tries to get around Srna on the left byline but the Croatia player stands firm and clears. Croatia still need a goal to go through and put Spain out.

Eduardo is on for Vukojevic. It's Bilic's last throw of the dice.

Rakitic takes the corner but Casillas catches the ball. spain break forward and it is five against three but Busquets tries to walk the ball into the net and Pletikosa gratefully gathers.

Spain take the corner but Corluka wins the ball and break forward before Perisic's effort from 15 yards on the right is saved by Casillas. Croatia have a corner on the left.

Fabregas tries a shot from just inside the box but Srna blocks for a corner on the left.

Spain keep good possession without threatening.

Modric wins a free-kick just inside their own half in the centre. Croatia take and feed the ball to Rakitic on the right edge of the box but Alba tackles and clears.

Xavi takes the corner short before Navas crosses into the box from the right but Corluka is there to head away.

Spain feed the ball to Albeloa on the right who wins a corner off Strinic.

Fabregas is on for Silva.

Xavi takes the corner but Modric wins a goal-kick.

Spain take and Xavi wins another corner on the right.

Navas runs to the right side of the box and wins another corner on the right off Strinic.

Croatia come again and and Srna crosses from the right to Perisic at the far post but he blasts over from eight yards.

Perisic crosses from the left towards Jelavic in the box but Ramos clears.

Xavi takes the corner short and Alonso crosses into the box but Corluka heads away under pressure from Silva.

Navas wins another corner on the right. Xavi takes and the ball falls to Busquets on the left who tries to feed it to Silva in the centre but Corluka puts the ball out for a corner on the right.

Xavi takes the corner but Ramos heads over under pressure from the penalty spot.

Jelavic is on for Vida, Perisic is on for Pranjic.

Navas and Strinic tussle for the ball on the edge of the box and Strinic puts it out for a Spain corner on the right.

Navas presses the right side of the box before trying to pass to Silva but Strinic intercepts and clears.

Croatia win a throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take but Xavi wins the ball and Spain clear.

Jesus Navas is on for Torres. Silva is now playing as the main striker.

Spain break forward and win a corner on the right. Xavi takes but Corluka heads away in the box.

Modric wins the ball on the halfway line and runs to the right side of the box before crossing to Rakitic at the far post. He is unmarked and heads at goal from six yards but Casillas saves. He tries to put the rebound into the net but Alonso manages to clear.

Rakitic takes the free-kick but Alonso heads away in the box.

Mandzukic wins the ball in his own half and runs to the left side of the Spain box and wins a free-kick off Arbeloa 20 yards out.

Spain keep good possession without threatening.

Croatia press and win a throw in 15 yards out on the left. Strinic takes Rakitic crosses from the left to Srna to the right of the Spain box but he controls the ball with his arm and it is a Spain free-kick.

Strinic is booked for a challenge on Silva in the last move in which the ref played advantage.

Spain come again and Iniesta feeds the ball through the centre into the box but Pletikosa is quickly off his line and gathers ahead of Torres.

Iniesta tries to release Alba into the left side of the box but Vida tackles and clears.

Rakitic takes the corner but Casillas punches clear at the far post and is fouled as he does this for a Spain free-kick in their own box.

Strinic gets to the left byline and crosses into the box but Silva tracks back and concedes a corner on the left.

Arbeloa tries to get around Strinic to the right of the box but the defender holds firm and wins a throw in.

Xavi tries to release Torres into the box but Schildenfeld tackles.

Croatia re-start the game, no changes at half time.

It's goalless here at half time. Sorry technical difficulties have stopped commentary until this point. It's been a first half of few chances, let's hope there are goals in the second period.

Croatia take the free-kick and Srna wins a free-kick off Ramos 35 yards out on the right. Croatia take but Pique heads away in the box.

Xavi takes the free-kick but it fails to clear the first man before the ref blows for a Spanish infringement in the box and it is a Croatia free-kick.

Silva runs at the Croatia box from the right but Vukojevic fouls for a Spain free-kick 28 yards out on the right.

Xavi losses the ball and Pranjic runs at the Spain box but there is no support and Ramos tackles him 22 yards out on the left and clears.

It is Croatia's turn to enjoy a little possession but Vida's long throughball is mis-hit and goes out for a Spain throw in on the halfway line on the right.

Spain take the free-kick and keep good possession in the middle of the park without threatening.

Alba is caught by Rakitic just inside the span half on the left and it is a Spain free-kick.

Croatia take the free-kick and win two throw-ins on the right flank, the second 15 yards out. Vida takes but Alba is able to clear the box.

Srna eventually wins the ball and Iniesta fouls him for a Croatia free-kick midway int heir own half on the right.

It is all Spain in terms of possession but no clear cut chances yet.

Spain again keep good possession before Corluka tackles Torres 25 yards out with his back to goal and Croatia clear.

Arbeloa wins a free-kick off Strinic 35 yards out on the right. Spain take and keep good possession before Silva releases Iniesta into the box but his shot from 15 yards is poor and Pletikosa easily gathers to his left.

Spain keep good possession but can find no way through before Pranjic wins the ball off Arbeloa on the halfway line but Croatia's attack then breaks down.

Croatia punt the free-kick forward but Arbeloa shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

Torres and Schildenfeld tussle for the ball to the right of the Croatia box and the ref gives a Croatia free-kick.

Xavi takes the corner but Torres heads wide from six yards at the near post.

Spain win the first corner on the left after Alba's cross from ten yards on the left is headed out by Corluka.

Croatia win a free-kick just inside the Spain half on the right. They take but the ball rolls out for a Spain throw in to the left of their box and Casillas clears forward.

Xavi takes the free-kick but Corluka heads clear of the box. Spain come again but Silva is tackled on the left edge of the box and Modric breaks forward but Srna loses the ball on the right side of the box.

Busquets wins a free-kick off Mandzukic 35 yards out on the left.

Spain get the game underway.

The teams are on the pitch - not long to go now!

Alfie's view - "I think Spain will definitely keep the ball down and play their passing game which Croatia will try to stop and use high balls and there good headers of the ball. I think we'll see a lot of crosses coming in from people like Modric hoping for a Croatian head and avoiding Pique the 6'2" defender." Cheers Alfie, enjoy the game!

My view - both teams here need a 2-2 draw to go through....my prediction is......2-2.... which pays a handsome 9/1 with Sky Bet! what are your views / predictions for tonight's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and i will post up the best throughout the evening.

FIRST VIEW - Timal says: "Draw is enough for Spain I think. Because +4 Goal different. But I don't think they do it. Because they need this good momentum going with them as past game. Hope Spain & Italy qualify & Torres will come to score sheet again." Cheers Timal, enjoy the game!

Teams - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has named an unchanged side, while Croatia's Slaven Bilic has made two changes in a reshuffled side. Bilic has opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation with Mario Mandzukic playing as a lone striker. Captain Darijo Srna has moved up from right-back to the right wing with Dinamo Zagreb's Domagoj Vida coming in for him on the right side of defence. Bayern Munich's Danijel Pranjic has been named on the left wing with Tottenham Hotspur star Luka Modric in the middle while attacking midfielder Ivan Perisic drops to the bench.

Sky Bet's Steve has been in touch to say: "Spain are being heavily backed to secure their place in the last eight with victory over Croatia. La Roja are now 4/9 to secure the win and top Group C, while Croatia are drifting and are now out to 9/1 to spring a huge surprise with the draw 11/4. After his performance against the Republic of Ireland last week, we have seen plenty of money for Fernando Torres to net first and a 2-0 Torres/Spain scorecast." Cheers for the info Steve. For a full market, click here.

Referee - Wolfgang Stark (Germany).

Teams - Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso, Silva, Torres, Iniesta. Subs: Valdes, Albiol, Javi Martinez, Juanfran, Pedro, Fabregas, Negredo, Mata, Llorente, Santi Cazorla, Jesus Navas, Reina.

Teams - Croatia: Pletikosa, Vida, Corluka, Schildenfeld, Strinic, Vukojevic, Rakitic, Srna, Modric, Pranjic, Mandzukic. Subs: Kelava, Simunic, Buljat, Jelavic, Badelj, Vrsaljko, Dujmovic, Kalinic, Kranjcar, Perisic, Eduardo, Subasic.

Group situation - Spain and Croatia both have four points, Italy have two and Ireland are already out after two losses. So whoever wins here will go through and both will also go through if Italy fail to win. If Italy win and Croatia and Spain share a draw in this match, they will still both reach the quarter-finals if they score two or more goals each.

Good evening, welcome to our live interactive updates from the crucial Euro 2012 Group C match between Spain and Croatia. What do you think the outcome will be tonight? Send your views / opinions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.


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3 Russia 3 2 4
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