Croatia striker Nikola kalinic because of the scandal ahead of schedule finished performance at the world Cup in Russia.
The reason for the exception Kalinic from structure was the failure of the forward of “Milan” from coming on as a substitute in the closing stages of the match against Nigeria (2:0).
Head coach of Croatia Zlatko Dalic planned to release Kalinic instead of Mario Mandzukic, but the former midfielder of “Dnepr” stated that due to problems with the back not ready to play at even five minutes.
At today’s press conference Dulic officially announced that kalinic at the world Cup will not play. Croatia will not be able to replace the forward, and therefore to the end of the world Cup in the coaching staff “Checkers” will be 22 players.
“Kalinic really left the team. In the match against Nigeria he refused to come on as a substitute. This situation happened to him for the second or third time. Apparently, he’s just not ready to play at the world championship”, – quotes the words of Galicia “R-Sport”.
Croatia after the first round with three points and topped group D. June 21 wards of Zlatko Delica in Nizhny Novgorod will play against Argentina.