Penalty goal gives Mexico
Cuauhtemoc Blanco netted from the spot in a 1-0 victory over
Croatia in the opening match of group G.
Blanco Bliss - Images from the
At France '98, Croatia secured third place on their debut
appearance at the World Cup. Something remarkable! The squad this time is more mature and has outstanding talent.
The Croats are
disciplined though a touch defensive. Swift on the counter, they
should impress once again. Drawn against Italy, Ecuador and
Mexico, they should have it easy in the first round.
Stipe Pletikosa, Tomislav Butina, Vladimir Vasilj.
Robert Jarni, Robert Kovac, Goran Sablic, Daniel Saric, Ante Seric, Dario Simic, Josip Simunic, Boris Zivkovic.
Niko Kovac, Robert Prosinecki, Zvonimir Soldo, Stjepan Tomas, Jurica Vranjes, Davor Vugrinec.
Bosko Balaban, Alen Boksic, Ivica Olic, Milan Rapaic, Mario Stanic, Davor Suker.
Croatia lose to Ecuador, bow out
June 13, 2002
June 9, 2002
Hope for Croatia,
despair for Italy
June 8, 2002
Italy were over-confident say Croatians
Croatia ditch veterans against Italy
June 7, 2002
Maldini could miss Croatia match
June 3, 2002
Penalty goal gives Mexico victory
L 1-2 Barbados
W 2-1 USA
W 2-1 Guatemala
W 3-0 Barbados
D 0-0 USA
L 1-2 Guatemala
May 29, 2001
Suker targets second Golden Boot
December 18, 2001
Vugrinec is one to watch for World Cup