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Sports World Cup fans roast Croatia player who got sent home after the opening match

11:00  12 july  2018
11:00  12 july  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Striker Nikola Kalinic was sent home back in June after he refused to come on as a substitute late in the opening group stage match against Nigeria. He came to the World Cup as part of Croatia 's squad. He's a talented striker. He reportedly refused to come in as a sub in the group stage win over

Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic was sent home after refusing to come on as a substitute in the opening match . Now, World Cup fans can’t stop roasting him.https World Cup fans roast Croatia player who got sent home after the opening match .

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Croatia rallied with two straight goals against England on Wednesday to reach the World Cup final. The historic win was the kind of accomplishment that would have every Croatian thrilled for Sunday's match against France.

Well, almost.

Striker Nikola Kalinic was sent home back in June after he refused to come on as a substitute late in the opening group stage match against Nigeria. Manager Zlatko Dalic said that Kalinic's reluctance to enter matches and participate in training was a recurring issue, so he needed players who were fit for World Cup action.

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Croatia rallied with two straight goals against England on Wednesday to reach the World Cup final. The historic win was the kind of accomplishment Striker Nikola Kalinic was sent home back in June after he refused to come on as a substitute late in the opening group stage match against Nigeria.

World Cup fans not thrilled with protesters who ran onto the field. World Cup fans roast Croatia player who got sent home after the opening match .

The decision forced Kalinic to watch the surprising run to the World Cup final from home, and now, soccer fans have essentially declared Kalinic the unluckiest player from this World Cup.

Croatia is one win away from the nation's first World Cup title. Kalinic won't be a part of it.

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Forget the football. More than anything, this World Cup was about the mad, unbridled passion of fans. Perhaps no one sums this up more than Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the latest social media sensation to win our hearts.

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