Croatia: World Cup: Croats go for second time
Posted On July 13, 2021
By SUE MOLINACroatia is set to be without its captain when it takes on England in the 2019 World Cup after it suffered a serious injury to the nation’s number one, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Croatian coach Aleksandar Mitrovic said Ibrahimovic’s knee injury had put an end to his hopes of playing for the national team.
“We are very sad to announce that Zlatanic has suffered a minor injury that has put an absolute end to the World Cup campaign,” Mitrovica said in a statement.
“The team will take this opportunity to evaluate the options and to decide what steps are needed to take the team back to the field.”
Croatians have lost five of their six previous World Cup qualifiers.