Iceland sunk by late Croatian goal

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Croatia clinched its place in the last 16 with a 2-0 win over Nigeria and a statement 3-0 win over Argentina.

A revamped but businesslike Croatia has topped its World Cup Group D as Ivan Perisic's last-gasp goal helped it maintain its flawless record with a 2-1 win that also ended Iceland's qualification hopes.

Croatia had its first clear chance when Milan Badelj's missile crashed onto the bar six minutes into the second half. A Nigeria draw or loss opens the door for Iceland, which must win and win any potential tiebreaker with Nigeria (in the event of a draw in the other Group D match) or Argentina (in the event of a win over Nigeria).

Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson admitted his "proud" team's "batteries" were on empty following a 2-1 World Cup-ending loss to Croatia on Tuesday. Johann Berg Gudmundsson stole possession before trying to set Alfred Finnbogason away, only to be denied by an interception from Dulje Caleta-Car.

After a quiet opening with little action, Iceland started to gain control and apply pressure.

Iceland and Croatia have crossed paths plenty in recent years.

But they were left in tears at the final whistle when, in the first minute of added time, Perisic, who had been so wasteful during the game, fired a powerful shot goalwards which Halldorsson could only palm into the top corner.

With a complete new-look defence and Andrej Kramaric replacing Mario Mandzukic in attack, Croatia's midfield ran the show for large parts as they took nearly two-thirds of possession, per WhoScored.com.

Iceland nearly responded instantly to the setback through centre-back Ingason, whose two quick-fire headers first drew a smart stop from Kalinic, before being denied by the crossbar moments later having met a corner unmarked.

Unlike in their first two matches against Argentina and Nigeria where they were more solid at the back, it was Iceland who were on the front foot and had the best of the chances against the Croats.

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