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World Cup 2018: Croatia striker sent home for refusing to play against Super Eagles

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Croatia coach, Zlatko Dalic, has sent Nikola Kalinic home from the 2018 World Cup.

Kalinic reportedly refused to come off the bench, during their 2-0 win over Nigeria last Saturday.

The AC Milan player was left on the bench for the Croats’ Group D opener.

It was the fourth successive international fixture where he had been left on the bench.

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But asked to come on in the 85th minute, Kalinic reportedly complained of a back problem and refused to play, something which didn’t convince his manager.

His exit means Croatia have just Mario Mandzukic left within their squad as an out-and-out No.9.

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