The closest rival of the national team of Ukraine on world Cup qualifiers suffered some personnel losses.
Last weekend was a serious blow to head coach of Croatia, Ante Cacica, who before a home match against Ukraine left without two main defenders.
In the match of Russian Premier League “Lokomotiv” – “Spartak” (1:1) was injured 31-year-old Central defender Vedran Corluka. Horvath injured hamstring, which excludes its participation in two upcoming matches against Ukraine and Estonia.
Will not be able Croats to rely on a 25-year-old right-back Sime vrsaljko football player, “Atletico” in the match of La Liga against Sevilla FC (3:1) has damaged the front cruciate ligaments in his left knee. In the case of confirmation of ligament rupture Vrsaljko not only miss the match with Ukraine, but not ahead of time will complete the current season.
Čačić could cause the rest of the squad replacement for Corluka and Vrsaljko, but decided to do without new players. It is expected that injured players based will replace tin Advai and Matej Mitrovic.
Qualifying match for the 2018 world Cup between the national teams of Croatia and Ukraine will take place on 24 March in Zagreb at the Maksimir stadium.
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