The Blizzard: Croatia 1-1 Turkey (1-3 pens), 2008

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, the New York Times’ Tariq Panja joins us to remember one of the most raucous football atmospheres he’s ever experienced, where his laptop “consistently bounced off the table in the press box for the full 120 minutes.” 


Tariq, Marcus and Jonathan reminisce about an error-ridden match where Turkey looked certain to go out as the game unfolded and Croatian pressure started to mount. Drama late in extra-time, a chaotic penalty shoot-out and a frantic battle to get to a European Championship semi-final ensured this was truly a game to remember.


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