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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 June, 2004, 14:52 GMT 15:52 UK
Switzerland v Croatia photos
Croatia are the only team in Group B that did not qualify by winning their qualifying group
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Croatia suffer a blow when their goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa ruptures a thigh muscle during training and can't play
This turns out to be the best chance of the half
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As Switzerland try to play offside Croatia should be in the lead but Josip Simunic's free header is saved by Stiel
Both sides are tactically negative and the header is the only clear chance of the first half
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Ivica Olic follows up Simunic's header but his effort goes against the bar from point-blank range
Switzerland will be delighted wtih a point after going down to 10 men after 50 minutes
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Both teams struggle to cope with set pieces as the best chances come from free kicks or corners
Johann Vogel of Switzerland clashes with Niko Kovac of Croatia in the first Group B match
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Croatia have the better chances of the half but the teams go in 0-0 at the interval
The sending off is the only significant incident of the second half as chances on goal are few and far between
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Switzerland's Vogel is shown the red card after a second caution for kicking the ball away after conceding a foul
The second half is a stop-start affair as fouls fly in but shots on goal do not
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Swiss goalkeeper Joerg Stiel provides some entertainment when he misjudges a back pass but scrambles back to clear
The game ends goalless, with neither side offering much penetration or flair
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It ends 0-0 and both teams take a point but it seems England and France have nothing to fear from these sides

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