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'Charlie' scores again!

Posted on 11 October 2009  - 12:00

Vedran Corluka appears to have hit a rare vein of goalscoring form after netting the opener in Croatia's friendly victory over Qatar on Thursday night.

'Charlie' scores again!

Vedran Corluka appears to have hit a rare vein of goalscoring form after netting the opener in Croatia's friendly victory over Qatar on Thursday night.

The defender climbed to head home a left wing cross after just seven minutes to make it two goals in two games.

‘Charlie' scored the equaliser in our 2-2 Premier League draw with Bolton last weekend - his first goal in our colours.

Niko Kranjcar also played the full 90 minutes in Rijeka as Slaven Bilic's men warmed up for their crucial World Cup Qualifier against Kazakhstan next Wednesday.

Bolton's Ivan Klasnic made it 2-0 before Qatar stormed back into the match, drawing level just after half-time. It needed a late winner from substitute Nikica Jelavic to give the Croats victory.

They currently sit two points clear of Ukraine in second place behind winners England in World Cup Qualifying Group 6.

‘Charlie' and Niko - as well as the injured Luka Modric - will therefore be hoping Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch can do them a favour by helping the Three Lions to victory in Ukraine on Saturday night.

A Ukraine win will mean Croatia's fate will be out of their own hands in Kazakhstan with the all-important Play-Off place up for grabs.