Croatia Qualify For 2022 FIFA World Cup In Qatar After Late Winner Against Russia

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Croatia has secured their place at the 2022 World Cup with a 1-0 win over Russia after a late own goal from Fedor Kudryashov swinging the game in their favour following a hard-fought battle in boggy conditions in Split.

Finalists at the last World Cup in 2018, Croatia looked bound for the play-offs for much of yesterday's game, as they toiled on a waterlogged pitch against a resolute Russian defence.

But Kudryashov’s error saw them snatch top spot from the visitors eight minutes from time and secure their passage to next year’s tournament in Qatar.

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