Croatia were held to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifying opener against Turkey in Zagreb.
The hosts started brightly and could have taken the lead after 10 minutes but Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic was denied by the woodwork and Marko Pjaca was unable to convert the rebound.
Croatia hit the frame of the goal twice more in the opening 35 minutes, with Pjaca's header after 22 minutes and Ivan Perisic's effort nine minutes later both hitting the crossbar.
Ante Cacic's side finally took the lead...
With World Cup 2018 qualifying beginning in Europe this week, Sasa Ibrulj takes a look at where the big Balkan nations currently standing heading into their opening games.K
Serbia: Big expectations for Muslin
Serbia had many memorable moments in their last qualifying campaign for Euro 2016, but none of them were positive and they are now hoping that the opening of qualification for World Cup 2018, with a game against Republic of Ireland on Monday, could represent a fresh start.
They have replaced...
Luka Modric has been named as the new captain of Croatia following the retirement of Darijo Srna.
Modric, 30, was appointed by coach Ante Cacic as Croatia prepare to take on Turkey in a World Cup qualifier on Sept. 5.
The former Tottenham midfielder said he hoped to end his club career at Real Madrid and did not want to know about any other clubs that might be interested in signing him.
He has been at Real Madrid since 2012 and won two Champions League titles in his time at the Bernabeu, but...