World Cup qualifier: Scotland end on high, Croatia coach offers to resign

Scotland, whose hopes of qualifying had long since disappeared, earned a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over Croatia.

updated: October 16, 2013 10:43 IST
  • Total Shares

Glasgow: Robert Snodgrass and Steven Naismith were the heroes as Scotland ended an unsuccessful Group A qualifying campaign on a high with a 2-0 win over Croatia at Hampden.

After a slow start Scotland grabbed a 28th minute lead as Norwich City forward Snodgrass, the goal-scorer in his side's 1-0 win in Zagreb in June, got on the end of Charlie Mulgrew's cross to power a header past Stipe Pletikosa.

Croatia, already secured of second place in the group, fired into the side netting through substitute Eduardo before Scotland added to their advantage after they were awarded a 73rd minute penalty.

Show Full Article
  • Football
  • Bayern München
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Steven Naismith