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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 June 2006, 21:11 GMT 22:11 UK
World Cup warm-up games
Details of Croatia's warm-up matches ahead of their 2006 World Cup campaign in Germany.

1 March 2006
Croatia 3-2 Argentina
Basle, Switzerland

  • Ivan Klasnic gave Croatia the perfect start after three minutes but Argentina bounced back and, following Dario Srna's equaliser, Dario Simic scored a last-minute winner.

    23 May 2006
    Austria 1-4 Croatia
    Vienna, Austria

  • Ivan Klasnic gave Croatia the lead - for the second warm-up game in succession - and after Andreas Ivanschitz levelled for Austria, Klasnic scored again to make it 2-1 at the break. Marko Babic and Bosko Balaban added second-half goals for Croatia.

    28 May 2006
    Croatia 2-2 Iran
    Osijek, Croatia

  • Only a very late penalty from Marko Babic spared Croatia's blushes as they salvaged a draw against and Iran side who took the lead twice before being denied a confidence-boosting win.

    3 June 2006
    Poland 1-0 Croatia
    Wolfsburg, Germany

  • A second half header from Ebi Smolarek secured victory for a stubborn Poland in their final warm-up game against a Croatia side who failed to create clearcut chances despite their superior possesion.

    7 June 2006
    Spain 2-1 Croatia
    Geneva, Switzerland

  • Spain needed a last gasp goal from Fernando Torres to beat fellow World Cup finalists Croatia, who had taken the lead through Pablo's own goal, before debutant Mariano Perni equalised just past the hour.


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