Ten-man Croatia reached the 2014 World Cup finals with a 2-0 win over Iceland in Zagreb following a goalless first leg.

Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic scored first in the 27th minute - but was sent off for a challenge on Johann Gudmundsson just before half-time.

Shakhtar Donetsk's Darijo Srna secured the win with a low drive from inside the box early in the second half.

Who has qualified?

Africa: Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria

Asia: Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea

Europe: Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Spain

North & Central America & Caribbean: Costa Rica, Honduras, United States

South America: Argentina, Brazil (hosts), Colombia, Ecuador, Chile

Iceland are still waiting to appear in their first major tournament finals.

The visitors had nearly stunned a hostile crowd early on when Croatia keeper Stipe Pletikosa parried a stinging Gylfi Sigurdsson shot, with Alfred Finnbogason well offside as he put the rebound into the net.

Iceland keeper Hannes Halldorsson kept out a swerving Srna free kick midway through the first half, but was powerless just before the half-hour mark when Mandzukic showed a predator's instinct to turn the ball in from close range after a deflected Ivan Rakitic cross from the left.

Mandzukic saw a stooping header turned around the post shortly afterwards but then gave Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers no choice but to send him off after a dangerous lunging tackle on Gudmundsson.

Despite being down to 10 men, Croatia went further in front as Srna's sublime finish settled their nerves.

He rifled in a low shot as he cut in on the right flank after a darting run and pinpoint delivery by midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

Croatia coach Niko Kovac:

"I want to thank [previous coach] Igor Stimac for steering us into the play-offs but most of all I wish to thank the players for leaving it all out there on the pitch tonight, I am very proud of them."

Iceland forward Eidur Gudjohnsen:

"Croatia was a better and more experienced opponent and showed its strength. Still, we have to be proud of what we have done in this World Cup campaign."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Croatia

  • 01 Pletikosa
  • 11 Srna
  • 21 Pranjic
  • 10 Modric (Lovren - 89' )
  • 05 Corluka
  • 03 Simunic Booked
  • 04 Perisic
  • 07 Rakitic
  • 17 Mandzukic Dismissed
  • 20 Kovacic (Rebic - 74' )
  • 18 Olic Booked (Jelavic - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Vrsaljko
  • 06 Lovren
  • 08 Males
  • 09 Jelavic
  • 12 Kalinic
  • 13 Schildenfeld
  • 14 Benko
  • 15 Rebic
  • 16 Badelj
  • 19 Kranjcar
  • 22 Eduardo
  • 23 Subasic

Iceland

  • 12 Halldórsson
  • 02 Saevarsson
  • 23 Skúlason
  • 17 Gunnarsson (Hallfredsson - 72' Booked )
  • 14 Arnason
  • 06 Sigurdsson Booked
  • 07 Gudmundsson
  • 10 Sigurdsson
  • 11 Finnbogason
  • 22 Gudjohnsen (Gislason - 64' )
  • 08 Bjarnason

Substitutes

  • 01 Gunnleifsson
  • 03 Jónasson
  • 04 Jónsson
  • 05 Ottesen
  • 13 Pálsson
  • 15 Danielsson
  • 16 Jonsson
  • 18 Smárason
  • 19 Gislason
  • 20 Bjornsson
  • 21 Hallfredsson
Ref: Bjorn Kuipers

Match Stats

Shots

19 7

On target

8 1

Corners

9 1

Fouls

16 21

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Croatia 2, Iceland 0.

90:00 +2:56 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Croatia 2, Iceland 0.

90:00 +1:39

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:39

Dangerous play by Darijo Srna (Croatia).

90:00 +1:30

Attempt saved. Ante Rebic (Croatia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Perisic.

90:00 +0:28

Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:28

Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Croatia).

89:55

Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Iceland).

89:55

Darijo Srna (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:13

Foul by Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland).

89:13

Danijel Pranjic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Croatia. Dejan Lovren replaces Luka Modric.

88:13

Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rurik Gislason.

88:01

Foul by Ivan Perisic (Croatia).

88:01

Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:33

Nikica Jelavic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:33

Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Iceland).

85:48

Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Birkir Saevarsson.

85:19

Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Croatia).

85:19

Ragnar Sigurdsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:39 Booking

Booking Emil Hallfredsson (Iceland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:28

Luka Modric (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:28

Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Iceland).

82:57

Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Croatia).

82:57

Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:11

Darijo Srna (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:11

Foul by Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland).

81:47

Foul by Darijo Srna (Croatia).

81:47

Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:15

Vedran Corluka (Croatia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:15

Foul by Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland).

80:33

Luka Modric (Croatia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:33

Foul by Rurik Gislason (Iceland).

79:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Croatia. Nikica Jelavic replaces Ivica Olic.

77:34

Corner, Iceland. Conceded by Vedran Corluka.

76:52

Foul by Ante Rebic (Croatia).

76:52

Rurik Gislason (Iceland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:30

Attempt saved. Danijel Pranjic (Croatia) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivica Olic.

74:53

Ivan Perisic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:53

Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Iceland).

73:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Croatia. Ante Rebic replaces Mateo Kovacic.

73:11

Attempt blocked. Rurik Gislason (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

71:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Iceland. Emil Hallfredsson replaces Aron Gunnarsson.

69:57

Luka Modric (Croatia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:57

Foul by Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland).

66:28

Foul by Darijo Srna (Croatia).

66:28

Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:51

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Ari Freyr Skúlason.

64:59

Luka Modric (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:59

Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland).

63:50

Attempt blocked. Danijel Pranjic (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:45

Attempt saved. Ivan Perisic (Croatia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Modric.

63:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Iceland. Rurik Gislason replaces Eidur Gudjohnsen.

61:02

Attempt missed. Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Birkir Bjarnason with a cross.

58:44

Ivica Olic (Croatia) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a corner.

58:03

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Hannes Thór Halldórsson.

57:59

Attempt saved. Mateo Kovacic (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivica Olic.

56:21

Darijo Srna (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:21

Foul by Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland).

51:01

Darijo Srna (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:01

Foul by Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland).

50:17 Booking

Booking Josip Simunic (Croatia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:05

Foul by Josip Simunic (Croatia).

50:05

Eidur Gudjohnsen (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:13

Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Croatia).

48:13

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Croatia 2, Iceland 0. Darijo Srna (Croatia) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

45:00

Second Half begins Croatia 1, Iceland 0.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Croatia 1, Iceland 0.

45:00 +0:34

Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

43:55 Booking

Booking Ragnar Sigurdsson (Iceland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

43:49

Ivica Olic (Croatia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:49

Foul by Ragnar Sigurdsson (Iceland).

42:44

Darijo Srna (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:44

Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Iceland).

40:59

Darijo Srna (Croatia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:59

Foul by Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland).

40:20

Attempt saved. Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

37:24 Dismissal

Dismissal Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

37:21

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia).

37:21

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Iceland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:49

Attempt blocked. Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Perisic.

35:49

Attempt missed. Ivan Perisic (Croatia) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a corner.

35:18

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Birkir Saevarsson.

34:09

Attempt blocked. Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic.

34:05

Attempt blocked. Ivan Perisic (Croatia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Darijo Srna.

31:24

Attempt saved. Luka Modric (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

30:04

Foul by Luka Modric (Croatia).

30:04

Aron Gunnarsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:28

Attempt missed. Ivica Olic (Croatia) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Darijo Srna with a cross.

26:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Croatia 1, Iceland 0. Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Perisic following a corner.

26:22

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Aron Gunnarsson.

21:28

Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross following a corner.

21:09

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Hannes Thór Halldórsson.

21:06

Attempt saved. Darijo Srna (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

20:11

Hand ball by Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland).

19:09

Attempt blocked. Luka Modric (Croatia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:43

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

17:30

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

16:41

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Ari Freyr Skúlason.

14:42

Mario Mandzukic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:42

Foul by Ragnar Sigurdsson (Iceland).

10:54

Offside, Iceland. Gylfi Sigurdsson tries a through ball, but Alfred Finnbogason is caught offside.

10:53

Attempt blocked. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a headed pass.

10:12

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia).

10:12

Kári Arnason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:25

Luka Modric (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:25

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Iceland).

6:05 Booking

Booking Ivica Olic (Croatia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

5:59

Foul by Ivica Olic (Croatia).

5:59

Aron Gunnarsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:47

Darijo Srna (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:47

Foul by Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland).

4:29

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Croatia).

4:29

Kári Arnason (Iceland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:55

Foul by Luka Modric (Croatia).

3:55

Eidur Gudjohnsen (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:50

Attempt missed. Ivica Olic (Croatia) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Perisic with a cross following a corner.

3:13

Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

2:54

Danijel Pranjic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:54

Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Iceland).

1:32

Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:32

Foul by Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland).

0:41

Attempt missed. Mateo Kovacic (Croatia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ivan Perisic.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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