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Marko Pjaca Out of Croatia’s 2018 World Cup Qualifiers

Marko Pjaca joins growing injury list (photo credit: HNS)

Marko Pjaca joins growing injury list (photo credit: HNS)

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

After earlier being left without captain Luka Modrić, Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitić and Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren, Juventus attacker Marko Pjaca has been ruled out of the upcoming qualifiers after pulling up during the squad’s first training session on Monday.

Croatia will be without their captain for qualifiers next week (photo credit: HNS)

Croatia will be without their captain for qualifiers next week (photo credit: HNS)

Pjaca felt pain in his leg, which he had before he arrived in Zagreb, and tests today at St. Catherine’s Orthopaedic Clinic revealed an infarction of the fibula, ruling him out of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying away matches against Kosovo (6 October) and Finland (9 October).

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

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

Modrić was ruled out earlier in the week with a knee injury, whist Barcelona star Rakitić was forced out with an Achilles tendon strain. Lovren will miss the trip due to a back injury sustained during his club’s Premier League win on the weekend.

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