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Tottenham midfielder Perisic stars in Croatia win

Tottenham midfielder Ivan Perisic starred for Croatia in their Nations League win against Austria.

The winger had been a doubt for the Nations League clash after coming off worse in a challenge with Spurs teammate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in a win over Denmark last week.

Perisic was taken off in that game but returned to the starting line-up on Sunday as his country won 3-1 to claim top spot of Group A1.

Ex-Spurs star Luka Modric put Croatia in front before a quick equaliser from the hosts. Perisic was the man to cross for Marko Livaja's headed winner on 69 minutes before Dejan Lovren sealed the points.

Boss Zlatko Dalic said: “It was a really big result and a win in a tough game. We took the lead and conceded a goal. It was a great fight, so I congratulate the boys even more, they invested maximum effort and energy."

Elsewhere, Hojbjerg completed the match as Denmark beat France in Copenhagen to finish second in their Nations League group.



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