Cymru vs. Croatia | 2024 European Under-17 Championship – Final Round Group Stage – GrpB


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      2. FULL TIME

        Cymru end the UEFA U17 EURO finals on a high note as they earn their first point of the tournament. Croatia took the lead after Durdov scored directly from a corner in the first half, but Cymru fought back as a superb free kick from Cruz Allen found the back of the net eight minutes later.

        The game could have gone either way in the second half with chances for both sides in a physical encounter, but the spoils were shared and Craig Knight can be proud of his side’s performance against a strong Croatian side.

      3. A pause in play after King-Phillips is fouled by Pajsar, who is booked for the foul.

      4. Yellow card


      5. Substitution

        KING-PHILLIPS Zac replaces GARDNER Luis

      6. Croatia have a free kick just inside Cymru’s half. It’s a well delivered ball but the header flies over the crossbar and the threat is averted.

      7. Yellow card


      8. Substitution


      9. Substitution


      10. Substitution

        PERRY Harlan replaces BRADBURY Makenzie

      11. Croatia have a threatening free kick after Maric is fouled on the left hand side, but a foul in the box after the delivery results in a Cymru free kick.

      12. Substitution


      13. Yellow card


      14. Substitute Adam Brett makes an immediate impact with a run out wide, but is taken out by Puljic who is booked for the foul.

      15. Craig Knight makes a double substitution in what has been an end to end second half. This game could go either way as Cymru look to earn their first points of the campaign and Croatia look to progress to the knockout stages. As things stand, Austria and Denmark will be progressing from the group.

      16. Substitution

        BRETT Adam replaces ALLEN Cruz

      17. Substitution

        DAVIES Jake Thomas replaces GRIFFITHS Louis

      18. Substitution


      19. Substitution

        PATRIK MARIĆ replaces LUKA VRZIĆ

      20. Cymru come close to taking the lead! A mazy run by Louis Griffiths finds him at the edge of the six yard box, but his shot through the legs of the Croatian defender only finds the side netting.

      21. A superb ball in by Elliot Myles from the right hand side but Ollie Bostock’s header glances wide of the far post.

      22. Cruz Allen drives through onto goal but he’s taken out by Bakovic, who receives a yellow card for the foul.

      23. Yellow card


      24. Durdov has an attempt from distance for Croatia but it trickles wide of the goal.

      25. 📸 Cruz Allen celebrates his free kick in the first half.

      26. A half of few chances for both sides, with Croatia taking the lead directly from a corner. However, the response from Cymru was almost instant as Cruz Allen made the most of a free kick opportunity, making no mistake in finding the bottom corner with his curling effort. A big second half ahead as Craig Knight’s side look to end the tournament on a high note.

      27. Yellow card

        NOA MIKIĆ

      28. Cymru equalize! Pressure in the Croatian half ends with a free kick at the edge of the box which Cruz Allen beautifully curls around the wall and into the bottom corner.

      29. Goal

        ALLEN Cruz

      30. Yellow card

        GRIFFITHS Louis

      31. Croatia break the deadlock direct from a corner. Cymru force the Croatian pressure out for a set piece but Durdov’s corner floats into the far corner.

      32. Goal


      33. 📸

      34. Ollie Bostock attempts to chip the goalkeeper but a brave Rajic charges out and blocks the attempt.

      35. Cymru’s final match of the U17 EURO finals gets underway in the Cypriot sun.

      36. The warm ups are complete and kick off is fast approaching.

      37. Speaking ahead of today’s game, Craig Knight said: “I’m just looking for another good performance and elements where we can have learning and give players exposure to international football at the highest level. We look forward to that final game against Croatia.”

      38. Here’s the lineup Craig Knight goes with for Cymru’s final game of the tournament.

        Max Hudson, Rhys Morrish, Louis Griffiths, Luis Gardner and Cruz Allen are brought into the starting XI in place of Luis Lines, Brayden Clarke, Charlie Walker-Smith, Harlan Perry and Adam Brett respectively.

        Defenders Clarke and Walker-Smith miss out through suspensions.

      39. Cymru are back at Dasaki Stadium – the same venue for their match against Denmark – for their final fixture in Cyprus against Croatia. A defeat against Austria in their last outing ensured Cymru are unable to make it to the knockout stages but Craig Knight’s side will still be aiming to finish the tournament on a high today.


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