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Wednesday, 15 August, 2001, 18:26 GMT 19:26 UK
Full-time: Rep of Ireland 2-2 Croatia

All the action, minute-by-minute as Mick McCarthy's men let slip a two-goal lead to draw with Croatia at Lansdowne Road.

The latest incidents come first. Scroll down for earlier action.


Full-time: Republic of Ireland 2-2 Croatia

91 mins: Staunton miskicks a clearance in front of goal to give Croatia a corner. From the set-piece substitute O'Shea handles ball in an attempt to clear and Davor Suker tucks away the penalty.
Republic of Ireland 2-2 Croatia.

85 mins: Ireland pull everyone back in defence to hold on to their slender lead.

83 mins: Manchester United's 20-year-old defender John O'Shea comes on for his debut in place of Gary Kelly.

79 mins: Croatia quickly reply with substitute Vugrinec looping a header past the diving Alan Kelly to open their account.
Republic of Ireland 2-1 Croatia.

76 mins: McAteer shot blocked by goalkeeper Pletikosa, but debutant Morrison has easy task of pushing rebound ball into empty net for goal number two.
Republic of Ireland 2-0 Croatia.

75 mins: McAteer ses his goal-bound shot deflected past the post for a corner.

71 mins: David Connolly shots wildly past the right-hand post after finding himself free in the 18-yard area.

Stephen Reid
Stephen Reid (left) tussles with Robert Jarni

65 mins: Croatia are denied what appears a clear-cut penalty. Alan Kelly brings down Niko Kovac but referee Andreas Schluchter does not give a foul.

64 mins: Boksic gets up well to meet a right-wing centre but heads over.

62 mins: Daniel Sanic comes on for Croatian skipper Robert Jarni.

59 mins: Stephen McPhail replaces Ian Harte in the Republic line-up.

51 mins: Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison comes on for his first full international cap, replacing goalscorer Duff. And Ireland use a seventh substitute for the first time as David Connolly replaces Robbie Keane.

45 mins: Mick McCarthy introduces five Republic substitutes at the start of the second half - Jason McAteer (coming on for Roy Keane), Kevin Kilbane (Mark Kennedy), Steve Finnan (Stephen Reid), Andy O'Brien (Richard Dunne) and goalkeeper Alan Kelly (Shay Given). Three Coatian subs come on - Zivkovic, Biscan and Vugrinec.

Half-time: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Croatia

Damian Duff
Damian Duff (right) scored his first goal for Ireland
36 mins: Gary Kelly heads away a goalbound header from Soldo although keeper Shay Given may well have had it covered.

20 mins: Blackburn's Damien Duff scores his first international goal with a spectacular left-foot strike high into the corner of the net after a nicely-timed pass from Roy Keane.
Republic of Ireland 1-0 Croatia

16 mins: For Croatia, Boksic heads tamely over.

8 mins: Ireland attack menacingly down the left flank but Mark Kennedy fails to deliver a threatening cross.


Rep of Ireland: Given, Gary Kelly, Dunne, Staunton, Harte, Kennedy, Roy Keane, Carsley, Reid, Duff, Robbie Keane. Subs: Kilbane, Finnan, Connolly, McAteer, McPhail, Morrison, O'Brien, O'Shea, Doherty, Kiely, Alan Kelly.

Croatia: Pletikosa, Robert Kovac, Jarni, Soldo, Tudor, Dario Simic, Stanic, Rapaic, Balaban, Niko Kovac, Boksic. Subs: Butina, Zivkovic, Suker, Tomas, Saric, Bjelica, Prosinecki, Biscan, Vugrinec.

Referee: Andreas Schluchter (Switzerland).

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