It looks like all of the Milan players from last season are done playing in the World Cup.
Carlos Bacca, who the club’s official Twitter page seems to have disowned, Cristian Zapata, and Ricardo Rodriguez all played yesterday, and all of them lost.
| #WorldwideMilan— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 3, 2018
Zapata makes his debut in this #WorldCup as he comes on for the final 5 minutes of #COLENG before the match goes to penalties!
Esordio per Zapata a #Rusia2018 per gli ultimi 5 minuti dei supplementari! https://t.co/ppI5mgmiwu
So that only leaves Croatia, who has only new signing Ivan Strinić from Milan on the roster after Nikola Kalinić was sent home after refusing to come into a match early in the group stages.
So Strinić, who has just signed for the club and hasn’t even played in a match for Milan, is the only player still in the World Cup. So will Croatia make it all the way to the final? They play hosts Russia on Saturday.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Can the ownership saga at AC Milan just be over already? [AC Milan Offside]
What can Ivan Strinic and Pepe Reina bring to Milan? [AC Milan Offside]
World Football Links
England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties after drawing 1-1 after extra time. All of this would have been avoided had England been able to stop a header from Barcelona’s Yerry Mina in the 93rd minute. [The Guardian]