Euro 2012 - Qualifying and recent results

Thu, 31 May 13:26:00 2012

Ahead of Euro 2012, we are casting our eyes back over the past two years and assessing each country's record.

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Croatia required a play-off to reach their fourth finals in five attempts.

They started their qualifying campaign with three wins from four games before losing 1-0 away at Georgia.

That allowed Greece to take advantage and although Croatia embarked on a three-game winning streak, a 2-0 loss in Athens saw them slip up again.

Bilic was strongly criticised but clung onto his job and orchestrated a victory over Turkey in the play-off.

The Croats won 3-0 away in the first leg in November before holding Turkey to a 0-0 draw at home to reach the finals.

Croatia were then beaten 3-1 at home by Sweden in a friendly in February before winning 3-1 against Estonia on May 25 in a pre-tournament warm-up.

(Fixtures and results correct up until May 29)

Ahead of Euro 2012, we are casting our eyes back over the past two years and assessing each country's record. - 2

Reuters

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