England captain John Terry accused Bolton forward Ivan Klasnic of spitting at him during the Wembley demolition of Croatia that sealed a place at the World Cup.
Klasnic, who is on loan at the Reebok Stadium from French club Nantes, was a 73rd-minute substitute for Eduardo, who had scored the consolation in the 5-1 victory for England.
"It's not a nice situation," Terry said. "He came on frustrated. He is the first person who has ever spat at me."
He added: "It's one of those things but let's not let it ruin a massive night for us."
Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard both scored twice and Wayne Rooney grabbed another for Fabio Capello's men, who have now reached next year's tournament in South Africa.
"Let's not forget it has taken us a year or so to get to this level," Terry said on ITV1.
"We still want to progress and have a lot of improvements to make in this squad.
"This is where we want to be, competing at this level and at this standard."
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