Croatia's Livaja replaces Vlasic for Canada World Cup clash

By: AFP
Published: 08:17 PM, 27 Nov, 2022
Croatia's Livaja replaces Vlasic for Canada World Cup clash
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Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic made one change for his side's crucial World Cup Group F clash with Canada as Marko Livaja replaced Nikola Vlasic at the Khalifa International Stadium on Sunday.

The Croatians were held to a goalless draw in their group opener against Morocco so Dalic freshened up his attack by bringing in Hajduk Split forward Livaja to operate on the right flank.

Croatia, the runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, need a victory against underdogs Canada to get back on track for a place in the last 16.

Canada, playing in their first World Cup for 36 years, were beaten 1-0 by Belgium in their opening match and boss John Herdman made one change to his starting line-up.

Club Brugge forward Cyle Larin came in for Reading's Junior Hoilett in Canada's three-man attack.

Starting line-ups:

Croatia (4-3-3)

Dominik Livakovic; Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa; Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic; Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Livaja

Coach: Zlatko Dalic (CRO)

Canada (3-4-3)

Milan Borjan; Alistair Johnston, Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria; Richie Laryea, Stephen Eustaquio, Atiba Hutchinson, Alphonso Davies; Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan, Jonathan David

Coach: John Herdman (ENG)

Referee: Andres Matonte (URU)

Categories : FIFA World Cup
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