Football

Croatian defender stands for milestone

The Croatian defender Vedran Corluka (32) is fit enough and has proven to be participation in the world cup.

Vedran Corluka is Phillipe Coutinho on the skin.

Coach Zlatko Dalic has the 98-fold international therefore included in his selection of 23 players. Behind the name of Corluka was a question mark because of a kuitblessure.

The experienced defender of the Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow showed Sunday in the friendly against Brazil (0-2), however, that he is ready for the world cup. Corluka played at Anfield over fifty minutes, enough for Dalic to select him for the world cup. That comes at the expense of Matej Mitrovic of Besiktas, who is on holiday.

Croatia comes with well-known names such as Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic and Dejan Lovren to Russia. The Eastern Europeans start on June 16 against Nigeria and take then also Argentina (21 June) and Iceland (26 June) in group D.

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