• Gordon Strachan's Scotland faced an almighty challenge in European qualifying Group A as they travelled to Croatia
  • Russel Martin looked to hold off Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic
  • It took Robbie Keane just five minutes to mark his 126th cap with the Republic of Ireland's opening goal in their Group C clash with Faroe Islands.
  • Scotland took a shock lead against the team ranked fourth in the FIFA world rankings as Robert Snodgrass poked the ball past Stipe Pletikosa.
  • Momentum for Scotland as they looked to secure a first win in Group A.
  • Jonathan Walters tumbled trying to make it 2-0.
  • Giovanni Trapattoni looked on as his Ireland side appeared in firm control.
  • Scotland valiantly held on in the second half, stunning Croatia with a 1-0 victory in Zagreb.
  • Keane went on to bag a hat-trick as the Irish celebrated a 3-0 victory.
  • Elsewhere, Edin Dzeko wrapped up a 5-0 win for Bosnia-Herzegovina over Latvia in Group G
  • Kevin De Bruyne fired Belgium to a 2-1 Group A victory over Serbia.
  • Mario Balotelli was sent off during Italy's goalless Group B draw with the Czech Republic.
  • Helder Postiga's goal saw Portugal beat Russia 1-0 to go top of Group F

World Cup European qualifiers

Gordon Strachan's Scotland faced an almighty challenge in European qualifying Group A as they travelled to Croatia