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Croatian trio to face Turkey

Posted on 13 October 2011  - 12:00

Vedran Corluka, Niko Kranjcar and Luka Modric have been drawn against old rivals Turkey in the play-offs for Euro 2012.

Vedran Corluka, Niko Kranjcar and Luka Modric have been drawn against old rivals Turkey in the play-offs for Euro 2012.

Croatia were paired against Turkey in this afternoon's play-off draw for next summer's finals in Poland/Ukraine.

The teams famously met in the quarter-finals of Euro 2008, when Croatia looked to be heading into the semi-finals after Ivan Klasnic scored in the 119th minute of extra time only for Turkey to dramatically equalise in the last seconds. Turkey then won the penalty shoot-out.

Meanwhile, the Republic of Ireland were drawn against Estonia, the Czech Republic face Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina take on Portugal.

The first legs are to be played on November 11/12, seconds legs on November 15.