Match No. 867 - Wednesday, 10th September 2008, 9:00pm

  • Mario Mandžukić, 77'
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    • 1
    • Stipe PletikosaStipe Pletikosa.
      Born 8th Jan 1979, Split.
    • 3
    • Josip ŠimunićJosip Šimunić.
      Born 18th Feb 1978, Canberra, Australia.
      38'
    • 4
    • Robert KovačRobert Kovač.
      Born 6th Apr 1974, West Berlin, West Germany.
      51' Dangerous use of arms whilst going for high ball.
    • 51'
    • 5
    • Vedran ĆorlukaVedran Ćorluka.
      Born 5th Feb 1986, Derventa.
    • 6
    • Danijel PranjićDanijel Pranjić.
      Born 2nd Dec 1981, Nasice.
    • 7
    • Ivan RakitićIvan Rakitić.
      Born 10th Mar 1988, Mohlin, Switzerland.
    • 18
    • Ivica OlićIvica Olić.
      Born 14th Sep 1979, Davor.
    • 71'
    • 14
    • Luka ModrićLuka Modrić.
      Born 9th Sep 1985, Zadar.
    • 9
    • Mladen PetrićMladen Petrić.
      Born 1st Jan 1981, Brcko.
    • 56'
    • 10
    • Niko KovačNiko Kovač.
      Born 15th Oct 1971, West Berlin, West Germany.
      (c)
    • 63'
    • 11
    • Darijo SrnaDarijo Srna.
      Born 1st May 1982, Right Back.
      47'
    • 15
    • Dario KneževićDario Knežević.
      Born 20th Apr 1982, Rijeka.
    • 56'
    • 13
    • Nikola PokrivačNikola Pokrivač.
      Born 26th Nov 1985, Cakovec.
    • 63'
    • 8
    • Mario MandžukićMario Mandžukić.
      Born 21st May 1986, Slavonski Brod.
    • 71'
    • 1
    • David JamesPortsmouth, 42nd of 53 caps
      38 years, 1 month, 9 days
    • 2
    • Wes BrownMan Utd, 19th of 23 caps
      29 years, 5 months, 25 days
    • 3
    • Ashley ColeChelsea, 67th of 107 caps
      27 years, 8 months, 21 day
    • 4
    • Gareth BarryAston Villa, 23rd of 53 caps
      27 years, 6 months, 15 days
    • 5
    • Rio FerdinandMan Utd, 70th of 81 caps
      29 years, 10 months, 3 days
    • 6
    • John TerryChelsea, 47th of 78 caps
      27 years, 9 months, 3 days
      (c)17th captaincy
    • 88'
    • 7
    • Theo WalcottArsenal, 4th of 47 caps
      19 years, 5 months, 25 days
    • 84'
    • 8
    • Frank LampardChelsea, 64th of 106 caps
      30 years, 2 months, 19 days
    • 9
    • Emile HeskeyWigan, 48th of 62 caps
      30 years, 7 months, 30 days
      62'
    • 10
    • Wayne RooneyMan Utd, 46th of 120 caps
      22 years, 10 months, 17 days
    • 11
    • Joe ColeChelsea, 53rd of 56 caps
      26 years, 10 months, 2 days
    • 56'
    • 17
    • David BeckhamLA Galaxy, 105th of 115 caps
      33 years, 4 months, 8 days
    • 84'
    • 14
    • Matthew UpsonWest Ham, 9th of 21 caps
      29 years, 4 months, 22 days
    • 88'

Notes

  • Walcott: New RecordTheo Walcott breaks Dixie Dean's 81 year old record for the youngest ever player to score a hat-trick.
  • Hat-Trick: Theo Walcott1st hat-trick (79th overall).
  • Goal MilestoneTheo Walcott's 1st Goal

Sources

  • englandstats.com Digital Archive
  • BBC Football Croatia 1 England 4
  • The Guardian Walcott hat-trick inspires England to glory

Managers

Referee

  • Slovakia Lubos Michel

Attendance

  • 35,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 2 places, gaining 46 ranking points to 1963 points England - 7th - 2
  • Croatia - 10th

World Cup 2010 Q

(Group 6)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 27
    • +28
    • 1
    • 0
    • 9
    • 10
    • Ukraine
    • 21
    • +15
    • 1
    • 3
    • 6
    • 10
    • Croatia
    • 20
    • +6
    • 2
    • 2
    • 6
    • 10
    • Belarus
    • 13
    • +5
    • 5
    • 1
    • 4
    • 10
    • Kazakhstan
    • 6
    • -18
    • 8
    • 0
    • 2
    • 10
    • Andorra
    • 0
    • -36
    • 10
    • 0
    • 0
    • 10
    • Final Standings.