The players of the national team of Croatia Ivan Strinic, Mario Mandzukic (left to right) Photo credit: Elena Rusko / RIA Novosti
Two players of the national team of Croatia was forced to seek medical attention after the match with Russia in the quarterfinals of the 2018 world Cup. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to own sources.
According to the Agency, the striker Mario Mandzukic and defender Ivan Strinic hematomas. They were advised to do MRI to ensure no serious injuries. Both players will undergo examination at the Botkin hospital.
Earlier on 8 July there was a video in which the Croatian footballer domagoj Vida shouted “Glory to Ukraine!”. FIFA considered the case of a Croatian defender and found his statement is a manifestation of unsportsmanlike conduct. The player was given a warning.
July 7, the Russian team lost to Croatia in the quarterfinals of the world Cup. The game in regular time ended with the score 1:1, in extra time, the Croats took the lead, but on 115-th minute Mario Fernandez scored from a free kick, making the score 2:2. In the penalty shoot-out Croatia won with the score 4:3.
Croatia will play against England in the semi-finals of the world Cup. The match will take place on July 11 at 21.00 Moscow time. The 2018 world Cup will last until July 15. The final will take place at the stadium “Luzhniki”.
Video, photo All from Russia.