ZAGREB, Croatia -- Croatia didnt have any fans in its national stadium, but it didnt need their support as two Marcelo Brozovic goals brought a 2-0 win over Iceland, opening up a two-point lead at the top of European Group I in World Cup qualifying on Saturday.Forced to play in an empty arena because of numerous cases of spectator unrest, Croatia took the lead early when Brozovic curled in a shot from outside the box.Croatia dominated the rest of the game but struggled to find a second goal in the face of stubborn Icelandic defending, though the Croatians largely dealt well with counterattacks that caused so many problems for top teams at the European Championship.Brozovic wrapped up the game in stoppage time, picking up the ball on the halfway line and charging up the field before smashing the ball past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson.Ivan Perisic came closest to scoring another for the hosts, but sent one shot straight at Halldorsson, and sliced another narrowly wide. Perisics night went from bad to worse with a red card shortly after Brozovics second goal after he sliced down Birkir Bjarnason with a reckless two-footed challenge.In recent years, Croatia has been given increasingly heavy sanctions for fan unrest including fighting in the stands and flare use at the European Championship, as well as the drawing of a swastika on the pitch ahead of a game against Italy last year.Croatia moved to 10 points at the top of Group I, with Ukraine in second on eight, and Iceland a point further behind.Also in Group I:UKRAINE 1, FINLAND 0Ukraine leapfrogged Iceland into second place with an unconvincing win over wasteful Finland in Odessa.Artyom Kravets, his head heavily bandaged following a collision, scored the winning goal in the 24th, shedding his marker and sneaking in at the far post to meet Yevhen Konoplyankas cross from the left flank.Finland put up stiff resistance, however, with goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky stopping several promising Ukrainian efforts. At the other end, sloppy defending allowed Finland some gilt-edged chances, but they were wasted under pressure.Oleksandr Kuchers poor backpass put Teemu Pukki one-on-one with Ukraine goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov, who got down low to save. In the 65th another chance went begging as Eero Markkanen somehow fired over from point-blank range. Defeat left the Finns fifth on one point, with hopes of reaching their first World Cup fading fast.TURKEY 2, KOSOVO 0Kosovos difficult start to its first major qualifying competition continued with defeat away to Turkey, but there were signs of progress.Improving on the 6-1 loss to Turkey in a 2014 friendly, Kosovo kept the Turks at bay throughout the first half, but conceded two goals in quick succession from Burak Yilmaz and Volkan Sen shortly after the break. Turkey is fourth in the group, while Kosovo is sixth and last with only a single point. Erik Johnson Jersey . It might not have mattered. 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SYDNEY -- Royal Sydney was there for the taking on Thursday morning, yet star international attraction Jordan Spieth was more than content with his three-under round and place in the Australian Open field.Sunny skies and next to no wind made for a perfect scoring environment early on at Royal Sydney -- located just five minutes drive from the famed Bondi Beach -- with Australian amateur Curtis Luck taking advantage of the benign conditions to grab a share of the lead at five-under after the morning wave.Playing his first competitive round at Royal Sydney after winning at The Australian in 2014 and finishing runner-up to Matt Jones at The Lakes last year, Spieth struggled off the tee at times but also showed touches of the class that has taken him to two major triumphs and a stretch as world No. 1.After putting in the deep greenside bunker on the par-three 17th, Spieth dug himself out of trouble in sensational style by stiffing it to a foot to save par, a feat he repeated on 18, before he began the front nine with back-to-back birdies.A birdie on the par-five seventh following a superb second shot saw him momentarily grab a share of the lead, but the good work was undone a hole later when he duffed a flop shot having driven through the green, which resulted in a bogey.Still, the American was more than content with his efforts on day one and predicted conditions to toughen into Friday and across the weekend.I think if I can shoot three-under each day, given the course is going to play harder the next three, shoot three-under each day, then Ill be in good shape, Spieth said.I would certainly like to have gotten off and made a few more putts, but at the same time I was in trouble off the tee a few times and salvaged par. So I feel like Im in good shape to contend at this event, just would like to post the same score three more times.ddddddddddddSpieths next assignment will be to negotiate a sticky afternoon tee time on Friday with the temperature in Sydney set to climb to 30 degrees Celsius.The hot conditions are unlikely to serve as a deterrent to the crowds, with Spieths gallery growing throughout the opening round -- culminating on the ninth green where there was next to no viewing spots when the American finished up.Kids were out on course early to watch Spieth in action, some making their way to lessons after just a few holes while others took the opportunity to watch the world No.5 cut his way through all 18.Those a little older would have enjoyed the performance of young Aussie amateur Luck who took the marquee pairing in his stride -- Geoff Ogilvy rounding out the trio -- the 20-year-old west Australian earning high praise from former Masters champion Spieth.Really, really impressive player, Curtis, real simple golf swing, Spieth said of Luck.Just kind of understands where hes at and how to play different shots, and then around the greens he was spectacular, which is something you certainly need to take with you up to the next level. So hes certainly got all the tools.He could have shot even par for the day, instead he turned that into five-under in the middle of the roundSo thats the kind of stuff that is unteachable, and he has that.Spieth, too, has proven he has those unteachable qualities and armed with a few local lessons from Thursday, its little wonder he was happy with his opening-round return. Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Baseball Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys China Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Custom Jerseys China Cheap Basketball Jerseys Authentic NFL Jerseys China Cheap College Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys ' ' '