• KO
    • Kickoff
  • 3
    • Mario Mandzukic Goal - Header
  • 19
    • Sean St. Ledger Goal - Header
  • 43
    • Nikica Jelavic Goal
  • 45+1
    • Keith Andrews Yellow Card
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 48
    • Mario Mandzukic Goal - Header
  • 53
    • Luka Modric Yellow Card
  • 53
    • On: Jonathan Walters | Off: Kevin Doyle
  • 54
    • On: Simon Cox | Off: Aiden McGeady
  • 72
    • On: Niko Kranjcar | Off: Nikica Jelavic
  • 75
    • On: Shane Long | Off: Robbie Keane
  • 84
    • Niko Kranjcar Yellow Card
  • 89
    • On: Eduardo | Off: Ivan Perisic
  • 90+2
    • On: Tomislav Dujmovic | Off: Ivan Rakitic
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
Republic of Ireland Logo Republic of Ireland IRL Croatia CRO Croatia Logo
Republic of Ireland
No. Name
1 Shay Given
Saves 2
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
2 Sean St. Ledger  19'
Goals 1
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 3 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
5 Richard Dunne
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 6
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
3 Stephen Ward
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
4 John O'Shea
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
8 Keith Andrews  45'+1'
Goals 0
  • Shots 7
  • 2 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
6 Glenn Whelan
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
7 Aiden McGeady
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assist 1
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
54' 20  Simon Cox
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 3
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
11 Damien Duff
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 3 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
10 Robbie Keane
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 2
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
75' 19  Shane Long
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
9 Kevin Doyle
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 4 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
53' 14  Jonathan Walters
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Substitutes
13 Paul McShane
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
18 Darren O'Dea
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
15 Darron Gibson
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
17 Stephen Hunt
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
16 Kieren Westwood
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
12 Stephen Kelly
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
21 Paul Green
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
23 David Forde
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
22 James McClean
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red

Game Information

  • VENUE: Stadion Miejski (Poznan)
  • ,
    COVERAGE: ESPN/ESPNDP
  • Poznan
  • ATTENDANCE: 43,200

Match Commentary

95' As for Ireland, that defensive solidity they displayed in abundance during qualifying deserted them as they conceded three soft goals. Nothing really clicked at either end of the pitch and they have much work to do before they face the world champions on Thursday.
95' Croatia weren't really tested at the back but looked lively up front; Mandzukic and Jelavic appears a good combo. And Modric was immaculate as ever. A great start for them.
95' KICK OFF - Andrews fires a shot wide as the real final whistle goes and Ireland's fans sing 'Athenry' in unison. Not the match they had waited a decade for but Croatia were worthy winners and will pose problems for the other two in this group, no doubt.

Match Stats

IRL
CRO

Possession

45% 55%

Shots (on Goal)

13 (5)
14 (8)
IRL CRO
12 Fouls 18
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 1
1 Corner Kicks 7
3 Saves 2

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