Match ends, Croatia 2, Iceland 0.
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.
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."
- 10ModricSubstituted forLovrenat 89'minutes
- 3SimunicBooked at 51mins
- 17MandzukicBooked at 38mins
- 20KovacicSubstituted forRebicat 74'minutes
- 18OlicBooked at 7minsSubstituted forJelavicat 80'minutes
- 12L Kalinic
- 22da Silva
- 23AF Skúlason
- 17GunnarssonSubstituted forHallfredssonat 72'minutesBooked at 85mins
- 6R SigurdssonBooked at 44mins
- 10G Sigurdsson
- 22GudjohnsenSubstituted forGislasonat 64'minutes
- Bjorn Kuipers
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Croatia 2, Iceland 0.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Dangerous play by Darijo Srna (Croatia).
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.
Ari Freyr Skúlason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Croatia).
Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Iceland).
Darijo Srna (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland).
Danijel Pranjic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Croatia. Dejan Lovren replaces Luka Modric.
Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rurik Gislason.
Foul by Ivan Perisic (Croatia).
Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Nikica Jelavic (Croatia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Iceland).
Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Birkir Saevarsson.
Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Croatia).
Ragnar Sigurdsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.