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Brazil beats Croatia in World Cup opener after shaky start

...to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on Thursday.In his...kinds of fouls are penalized there," Croatia coach Niko Kovac said."That is shameful...us. The rules were not the same."As Croatia searched desperately for an equalizer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-12/brazil-beats-croatia
Brazil's Fred says penalty against Croatia was 'clear'

...led to the controversial penalty in the World Cup opener against Croatia, saying he was clearly fouled.Speaking publicly for the first time after Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia on Thursday in Sao Paulo, Fred came to the defense of Japanese...

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Overtime

...CroatiaIn London, Lionel Messi scored the winner from the penalty spot as World Cup runner-up Argentina came from behind to beat Croatia 2-1 in a friendly.? Pele has been admitted to a hospital in Brazil to undergo a "medical evaluation" after cancelling...

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Croatia too much for Jamaica in World Cup

...France -- In their World Cup debuts, Croatia had far too much for Jamaica. It might...minute, breaking a 1-1 tie and leading Croatia to a 3-1 victory over lightly regarded...dressing room without three points," Croatia coach Miroslav Blazevic said. The Jamicans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/15/oth_230957.shtml
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U.S. bounced from Davis Cup by Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia -- A Croatian fan sitting courtside waved...Sampras on Sunday when it was eliminated by Croatia in the first round of the Davis Cup...6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3, assuring Croatia's advance. In a second singles reduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/10/oth_375250.shtml
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France favored in Croatia match

...frustration in its long World Cup history. Croatia has known nothing but stunning success...lost its scoring touch along the way. Croatia, which gained independence only seven...last Saturday, Davor Suker personified Croatia's play with deft skills and lethal finishing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/08/oth_232851.shtml
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Croatia celebrates tennis triumph

SPLIT, Croatia -- Tens of thousands of jubilant Croats...hometown in one of the biggest celebrations Croatia has ever seen, welcoming home their undisputed...are the craziest people in the world!" Croatia's favorite son took off his jeans and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/11/oth_318150.shtml
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Croatia ousts U.S. in Davis Cup

POREC, Croatia --- The United States was ousted from...quarterfinals, losing to Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the opening...Cilic's victory on indoor clay put Croatia ahead 3-1 in the best-of-five format...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/13/oth_540702.shtml
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U.S. trails Croatia 2-1 after losing doubles

ZAGREB, Croatia -- Goran Ivanisevic winced with each...stunned James Blake and Mardy Fish to give Croatia a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series...matches." Ljubicic can clinch victory for Croatia by beating Blake in Sunday's first singles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/09/oth_375168.shtml
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World Cup: Four-timer Brazil faces no-timers France, Netherlands, Croatia

...three semifinalists, Netherlands, France and Croatia, have never won it before. Croatia, which became a nation just seven years ago...78, in Marseille on Tuesday. The France-Croatia semifinal is the next night in Saint-Denis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/05/oth_232626.shtml
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