Robert Page's team stunned the crowd in Split by drawing 1-1 thanks to Nathan Broadhead of Wales, who made his international debut. On minute 28, Andrej Kramaric's skillfully hit shot handed the home team a well-earned advantage going into halftime.
After the break, Wales improved and could have tied the score on the hour, but Dan James' shot missed the mark. As Croatia attempted to score a second, Ivan Perisic hit the bar, but in stoppage time Broadhead equalised from close range.
The goal came completely against the flow of play after a long throw caused mayhem in the Croatian penalty area, but Wales won't care one bit now that they've earned an unexpected point. In their history, Croatia have won 34 and drawn one home European qualifier. However, Wales upset the odds in the third minute of extra time thanks to Broadhead, an Ipswich Town League One player.