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Rossoneri Round-up for 4 July: AC Milan’s Zapata, Bacca, & Rodriguez all crash out of the World Cup

Plus links for the day

Colombia Open Training Session Photo by Gabriel Aponte/Getty Images

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.

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]

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is reportedly a target of AC Milan. [AC Milan Offside]

A look at how the Italy Women’s football team qualifying for the World Cup might help to build the women’s game in Italy. [The Gentlemen Ultra]

What can Ivan Strinic and Pepe Reina bring to Milan? [AC Milan Offside]

Alen Halilovic has moved to Milan after cancelling his contract at Hamburger SV. [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]

Sweden beat Switzerland to head to the last eight of the World Cup. [BBC.com]

Five thoughts on Mexico’s loss to Brazil. [FMF State of Mind]