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Stipe Pletikosa's Croatia career

Wednesday 6 February 2013 23.42 CET
Stipe Pletikosa celebrates during the 2002 World Cup

One of a trio of Croatia players celebrating their 100th international appearances on Wednesday night (along with Josip Šimunić and Darijo Srna), Stipe Pletikosa made his debut in 1999 and was his country's first-choice goalkeeper at the 2002 FIFA World Cup aged only 23. An injury lay-off allowed Tomislav Butina to take his place at UEFA EURO 2004, but Pletikosa was the first name on the team sheet once more at the 2006 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008.


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