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Posted on 17 November 2010  - 12:00

Niko Kranjcar made it five goals in three games for his country as Croatia defeated Malta 3-0 in a Euro 2012 qualifier on Wednesday.

International Round-Up

Niko Kranjcar made it five goals in three games for his country as Croatia defeated Malta 3-0 in a Euro 2012 qualifier on Wednesday.

The midfielder struck twice before Blackburn's Niko Kalinic rounded off the scoring in a comfortable win on a rain-soaked night in Zagreb.

Vedran Corluka and Luka Modric also played 90 minutes and Stipe Pletikosa was an unused sub as Croatia went top of Group F.

And Niko wasn't the only Spurs player on target for his country in this round of international matches as Peter Crouch kept up his phenomenal goalscoring record for England.

It's now 22 goals in 42 caps for the big man as he came off the bench late on to pull a goal back for an experimental Three Lions side in a 2-1 friendly defeat against France at Wembley.

Younes Kaboul was an unused substitute for Les Bleus on the night as he searches for his first cap at senior level.

Meanwhile, Rafael van der Vaart got 80 minutes under his belt as Holland kept up their recent good form with a 1-0 victory over Turkey in Amsterdam. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was their goalscorer.

And Sandro was an unused sub for Brazil as they went down to a late Lionel Messi winner in a 1-0 friendly defeat against Argentina in Doha, Qatar.