Italy’s Euro 2012 Group C opponents Croatia were pegged back in a disappointing 1-1 friendly draw with Norway.
Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka were rested due to fitness worries, then Ivica Olic requested a substitution after 71 minutes with a muscle strain
It was goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa who was kept busy by the Norwegian attack throughout the game, although Croatia did break the deadlock.
Eduardo nodded in a cross from Darijo Srna with 10 minutes left on the clock, but deep into stoppages Norway equalised thanks to Tarik Elyounoussi from a corner.
Croatia’s other friendlies leading into Euro 2012 were a 3-1 home defeat to Sweden on February 29 and a 3-1 win over Estonia on May 25.
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