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Last Updated: Monday, 21 June, 2004, 21:04 GMT 22:04 UK
Clockwatch: Croatia 2-4 England
All the action as it happened from the Group B match in Lisbon.

Goalflashes and major incidents:

FULL-TIME: England celebrate progressing to the quarter-finals of the European Championship with a convincing win over Croatia and now play host nation Portugal on Thursday.

France will join them as Group B winners after beating Switzerland 3-1.

88 mins: Prso fires a shot over as Croatia's players accept their exit from Euro 2004.

85 mins: James redeems himself with a fine save after initially flapping at a cross.

83 mins: Henry scores again to make sure of victory for France, who will finish as Group B winners and face Greece in Friday's quarter-final.

79 mins: GOAL - Croatia 2-4 England:
Lampard seals victory for England with a drilled shot past Butina after bursting into the area.

77 mins: Butina makes a brave save at the feet of Gerrard to stop the England midfielder picking out Owen in the six-yard box.

75 mins: France retake the lead against Switzerland through Henry and go back into pole position in Group B with England now second on six points.

73 mins: GOAL - Croatia 2-3 England:
Tudor heads home a Srna cross from the right to put Croatia back in the game.

71 mins: Vassell comes on for two-goal hero Rooney, who is given a rousing ovation as he leaves the pitch.

69 mins: King replaces Scholes, who has avoided picking up a caution and will be available for the quarter-finals.

68 mins: GOAL - Croatia 1-3 England:
Rooney scores his second of the evening by sending Butina the wrong way after being put through by Owen.

65 mins: Srna comes on for Simic as Croatia coach Otto Baric uses all three of his substitutes.

61 mins: Campbell makes a vital interception to block Mornar's cross, while Terry sustains an injury to leave England's defence momentarily weakened.

59 mins: Lampard has a shot on goal before the action swings from end to end.

56 mins: Olic replaces Rapaic and has an immediate impact by providing a telling pass across the face of the England goal.

54 mins: Owen wastes a great chance to extend England's lead when he decides to lob Butina, but the ball sails over the crossbar.

Rooney was again influential, providing the telling pass for strike partner Owen to run on to.

51 mins: There is a break in play as Butina receives treatment for an injury.

49 mins: Cole intercepts a Prso pass to Mornar and sets off on a run down the left which ends in Scholes unleashing another powerful shot that Butina punches away for a corner.

47 mins: Scholes tries a long-range effort which Butina has covered, but the Croatia goalkeeper looks less than convincing.

46 mins: Mornar replaces Robert Kovac, with Zivkovic dropping back into the centre of defence.

HALF-TIME: Rooney's goal puts England in command of Group B - they now lead with six points, with France in second place on five points.

45 mins +1: GOAL - Croatia 1-2 England:
Rooney blasts England into the lead with a wonderful strike from Scholes' pass. Butina gets a hand to the ball, but is unable to keep the shot out.

43 mins: As it stands, France go through as group winners and England will finish second.

40 mins: GOAL - Croatia 1-1 England:
Scholes ends his three-year goal drought for England with a header after being set up by Rooney.

Gerrard found Lampard who brilliantly picked out Owen racing into the area. Butina blocked Owen's attempt, with the ball falling to Rooney who headed to Scholes to apply the finish.

37 mins Prso unleashes a powerful shot which James does well to save and the releases Beckham on a swift counter-attack.

33 mins: Niko Kovac deflects Rooney's cross away for a corner as England try to break down the Croatia backline.

27 mins: Beckham strikes his free-kick against the Croatia wall after Rooney is fouled by Tudor. However, there are signs that if goalkeeper Butina is put under pressure, England could find a way through for an equaliser.

26 mins: Switzerland equalise against France, but that does not affect who goes through from the group at this stage. Johan Vonlanthen eclipses Rooney's record as the youngest-ever scorer at a European Championship.

24 mins: Gerrard wins a corner, Beckham takes it and Campbell connects with a powerful header but Butina punches the ball away.

20 mins: France take the lead against Switzerland in the other group game courtesy of a Zidane header. The French will top Group B with seven points if the score stays the same.

18 mins: Croatia look to the ariel threat of Prso, whose height poses problems for Campbell and Terry.

16 mins: Despite going a goal down, England continue to press and Owen wins a free-kick in a dangerous position on the right of the area, but Croatia clear their lines.

11 mins: As it stands, France will top Group B on goal difference while Croatia will go through to the last eight as runners-up.

8 mins: Rooney threads a beautiful ball through to Scholes, but the England midfielder cannot steer his shot past Croatia goalkeeper Butina.

6 mins: GOAL - Croatia 1-0 England:
Niko Kovac converts from close range after a mix-up in the England defence from Zivkovic's free-kick on the left.

Beckham conceded the free-kick with a needless foul and Cole forced James in a parried save which Niko Kovac pounced on despite the efforts of Terry to block the shot.

4 mins: Scholes, Gerrard and Lampard are combining well in midfield for England in a bright start for the team.

2 mins: Owen breaks forward at pace and crosses from the right for Scholes, but the ball is cut out by the Croatia defence.

1945 BST: England kick off against Croatia with 45,000 of their own fans willing them to win.

Pre-match build-up:

Wayne Rooney's status as England's newly-crowned young footballing king was on display before the final group game against Croatia in the Stadium of Light in Lisbon.

Life-size cut outs of Rooney wearing a crown were doing a roaring trade as England went in search of a point to reach the quarter-finals.

Everton's 18-year-old was hoping to build on his two goals in the 3-0 victory against Switzerland that gave England their first win.

Sven-Goran Eriksson's side will enjoy the temperatures, with the blistering heatwave conditions of Coimbra replaced by milder weather over the past two days.

Owen Hargreaves has recovered from a stomach upset and will take his place on the substitutes' bench as Eriksson named an unchanged team.

Thousands of Croatia fans gave England plenty of verbal opposition prior to kick-off.

And veteran coach Otto Baric demonstrated Croatia's relaxed approach by joining supporters for a drink at the team hotel just hours before the game.

Team news:

Croatia: Butina, Simic, Robert Kovac, Simunic, Zivkovic, Rosso, Tudor, Niko Kovac, Rapaic, Prso, Sokota.
Subs: Babic, Bjelica, Didulica, Klasnic, Leko, Mornar, Neretljak, Olic, Srna, Tokic, Tomas, Vasilj.

England: James, Gary Neville, Terry, Campbell, Ashley Cole, Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard, Scholes, Owen, Rooney.
Subs: Bridge, Butt, Carragher, Joe Cole, Dyer, Hargreaves, Heskey, King, Phil Neville, Robinson, Vassell, Walker.

Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy).

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