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Last Updated: Sunday, 28 May 2006, 18:27 GMT 19:27 UK
Croatia 2-2 Iran
Dado Prso
Prso showed a striker's instinct with his goal
A late penalty from Marko Babic saved Croatia's blushes as they salvaged a draw against Iran.

Iran took the lead through Ali Karimi after 21 minutes before they were pegged back to level terms after a goal from Dado Prso.

But Arash Borhani restored Iran's lead and manager Branko Ivankovic's side looked set for a surprise victory.

But Ivica Olic was brought down deep into injury-time and Babic made mo mistake with his spot-kick.


Croatia: Pletikosa, Srna (Jerko Leko 64), Robert Kovac, Tudor (Modric 46), Simic, Babic, Tomas (Tokic 46), Kranjcar, Prso (Olic 58), Nico Kovac (Vranjes 41), Klasnic.

Goals: Prso 32, Babic 90 pen.

Iran: Mirzapour, Golmohammadi, Rezaei (Shojaei 85), Nekounam, Zandi (Bakhtiarizadeh 46), Karimi (Borhani 46), Hashemian, Daei (Kazemeian 77), Kaabi, Teymourian, Nosrati.

Goals: Karimi 21, Borhani 82.

Att: 18,000

Ref: Zeljko Siric (Croatia).



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