Croatia v Cyprus, 27 March 2021

Score1-0 to Croatia
RefereeKristo Tohver
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Europe group H
VenueStadion Rujevica, Rijeka
Kick-off: 6.00pm local Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions.

1  Croatia

Manager: Zlatko Dalić

0  Cyprus

Manager: Nikolaos Kostenoglou

Goals:

Mario Pašalić 40 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković
Defender Borna Barišić
Defender Dulje Caleta-Car
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender/Midfielder Šime Vrsaljko
Midfielder Marcelo Brozović
Midfielder Luka Modrić (captain)
Midfielder Mario Pašalić
Midfielder/Forward Ivan Perišić
Forward Josip Brekalo
Forward Ante Budimir

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Demetris Demetriou
Defender Kostas Laifis
Defender/Midfielder Nicholas Ioannou
Defender/Midfielder Paris Psaltis
Midfielder Kostakis Artymatas (captain)
Midfielder Chambos Kyriakou
Midfielder Marinos Tzionis
Midfielder/Forward Ioannis Pittas
Forward Marios Elia

Substitutions:

Josip Juranović for Šime Vrsaljko 46
Andrej Kramarić for Ante Budimir 57
Mislav Oršić for Mario Pašalić 66
Nikola Vlašić for Josip Brekalo 66
Mateo Kovačić for Ivan Perišić 76

Substitutions:

Neophytos Michail for Demetris Demetriou 39
Pieros Soteriou for Marios Elia 46
Grigoris Kastanos for Kostakis Artymatas 67
Fotios Papoulis for Marinos Tzionis 67
Stelios Andreou for Kostas Laifis 82

Cards:

Dulje Caleta-Car 48 Y
Ivan Perišić 69 Y
Mateo Kovačić 90 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić
Goalkeeper Simon Sluga
Defender Filip Uremović
Defender Domagoj Vida
Defender/Midfielder Josip Juranović
Defender/Midfielder Dario Melnjak
Midfielder Milan Badelj
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder Mislav Oršić
Midfielder Nikola Vlašić
Midfielder/Forward Kristijan Lovrić

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Neophytos Michail
Goalkeeper Costas Panayi
Defender Stelios Andreou
Defender/Midfielder Alexandros Gogić
Midfielder Minas Antoniou
Midfielder Andreas Avraam
Midfielder Grigoris Kastanos
Midfielder Fanos Katelaris
Midfielder Fotios Papoulis
Midfielder/Forward Loizos Loizou
Forward Pieros Soteriou

Comments:

With his 135th appearance, Luka Modrić became Croatia's most capped player.