So yeah, that happened.
Kalinic claimed that his back hurt from an injury and was unable to come on, so he has bee sent home to recover.
Croatia’s football federation put out a statement that said:
In agreement with his coaching staff, Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalić decided to exclude Nikola Kalinić from the World Cup squad. Kalinić leaves Croatia basecamp in Roshchino on Monday and returns to Croatia.
So yeah, after disappearing for months at a time for Milan all season, Kalinic has gotten himself sent home from the World Cup.
What a guy.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Milan’s Cristian Zapata is rumored to be on his way to Boca Juniors. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
A look at a fan of the Philadelphia Union, who was saved on Father’s Day after his car went into the river, reflects on the friendship he forged with the man that called the authorities to save him. [Brotherly Game]