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Croatia taking experienced squad to World Cup

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 14, 2014 at 10:53 am •  Published: May 14, 2014
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ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic have been included in Croatia's experienced 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup.

The Real Madrid midfielder and Bayern Munich striker are expected to form the core of country's team at the World Cup, where it will play host Brazil, Mexico and Cameroon in Group A.

However, Mandzukic will have to sit out the World Cup opener against Brazil on June 12 in Sao Paulo because of his expulsion during Croatia's playoff match against Iceland.

Also included in the provisional squad are Shakhtar Donetsk defender Darijo Srna, Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Wolfsburg striker Ivica Olic.

Croatia coach Niko Kovac says "we'll try our best in Brazil, but the earth won't stop turning if we fail."


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