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Croatia, Russia get high-scoring wins in WCup qualifying


ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Croatia has hammered Malta 7-1 to stay in the hunt for an automatic qualifying spot for the World Cup and set up a deciding game with Group H rival Russia. Russia’s 6-0 win over last-place Cyprus earlier Friday meant 2018 World Cup runner-up Croatia had to win against a Malta team which had proved tougher than usual to beat in this qualifying cycle. Lovro Majer had two goals for Croatia. Slovakia drew 2-2 with Slovenia.

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