Vedran Corluka Photo: Maxim Blinov / RIA Novosti
The Croatia defender Vedran Corluka was the first representative of the Russian football Premier League (RFPL) in the finals of the world Cup. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
Corluka — captain of the champion of Russia of a season-2017/18 — Moscow “Locomotive”.
Croatia in the semifinal match of the world championship defeated the team of England. The meeting ended with the victory in extra time with the score 2:1. Corluka came on as a substitute at the 115th minute of the match, replacing the scorer of the winning goal — striker Mario Mandzukic.
In the final of the 2018 world Cup, Croatia will play against France. The meeting will be held July 15 at the stadium “Luzhniki” and will begin at 18:00 Moscow time.
Corluka moved to Lokomotiv Moscow in 2012. The transfer of the player cost the capital club five million euros. Until then, the defender played for Dinamo Zagreb, the English “Tottenham” and “Manchester city”.
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