Home » Sport » Ivan Rakitić & Dejan Lovren Also Ruled Out of World Cup Qualifiers

Ivan Rakitić & Dejan Lovren Also Ruled Out of World Cup Qualifiers

Ivan Rakitić will miss this week's qualifiers (photo credit: HNS)

Ivan Rakitić will miss this week’s qualifiers (photo credit: HNS)

More injury blows for Croatia coach Ante Čačić ahead of World Cup qualifiers this week against Kosovo and Finland…

Yesterday captain and play-maker Luka Modrić was ruled out of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying away matches against Kosovo (6 October) and Finland (9 October) with a knee injury, now Čačić has been left without two more of his experienced players.

Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitić and Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren will both miss the matches due to injuries. Rakitić will be out of action for the next 10 days with inflammation of his Achilles tendon, whilst Lovren has been ruled out with a back injury.

Lovren ruled out (photo credit: HNS)

Lovren ruled out (photo credit: HNS)

Domagoj Antolić and Matej Mitrović have been called into the squad to replace the pair. Croatia gather today in Zagreb.

Share on:
5 / 5 (1 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

New Flavour for Iconic Croatian Domaćica Biscuits

Croatia’s famous Chocolate-coated tea biscuits ‘Domaćica’, which have been a favourite for generations, are now available in a brand new flavour. Made by Kraš, Domaćica has been a permanent figure in kitchens the for 60 years in and outside of Croatia. Now a new limited edition has been released – white chocolate and raspberry. It...

Luka Modrić in Adam Sandler’s New Hollywood Comedy

Well, at least Luka Modrić’s shirt has ended up in Adam Sandler’s new Hollywood comedy. Adam Sandler plays a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s in the new film Sandy Wexler, and as Goal reports, the Croatian midfielder’s shirt ends up in the film. In one scene Sandler, who is Sandy Wexler,...

UEFA Player of the Year Award: Luka Modrić Named 4th Best in Europe

Croatian captain Luka Modrić has finished 4th in the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award. Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid) are the three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award named by UEFA today, with Modrić being named the 4th best...

Luka Modrić Nominated for FIFA Player of the Year Award

Croatia captain Luka Modrić is one of 24 players in the world nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017, FIFA announced on Thursday. “The Croatian midfielder remains the architect behind much of Real Madrid’s success after a stellar 12 months with the Spanish giants. The playmaker was a key figure as Real Madrid won...