Croatia's World Cup

Croatia's World Cup

Croatia 2 - 0 Wales: Dorman starts as makeshift Wales put in brave shift

GOALS from Ivan Rakitic and Drago Gabric condemned a patched-up Wales side – featuring St Mirren's Andy Dorman – to a valiant defeat in last night's friendly in Osijek.

Poll's display 'was worst in history of the World Cup'

THE former World Cup referee Clive Thomas has labelled Graham Poll's performance in Australia's draw with Croatia as one of the worst in the history of the tournament.

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Ref Poll books player three times as Kewell puts Aussies through

THE English referee, Graham Poll may have blown his chances of taking any further part in the 2006 World Cup after appearing to show Croatia's Josip Simunic three yellow cards before sending him off during the 2-2 draw with Australia in Stuttgart last night.

Zico aims to do the impossible for Japan against native Brazil

BRAZIL manager Carlos Alberto Parreira admits tonight's game against Japan is little more than a run-out for his players - but insists the match that follows will shape the favourites' World Cup destiny.

Patriot game unites Croatia with Australia on field and off

NATIONAL allegiances will be put to the ultimate test when Australia play Croatia at the World Cup tomorrow.

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