Croatia have called Sime Vrsaljko into
their Euro 2012 squad to replace injured midfielder Ivo
Ilicevic, UEFA said on Thursday.
Ilicevic has suffered a ruptured calf muscle.
"I am sorry about Ilicevic," coach Slaven Bilic said. "We
have lost another important player who is different to most of
Defender Vedran Corluka also has a thigh problem and will go
for tests on Friday.
Bilic said: "It should be OK, he just felt something in his
muscle. Based on the prognosis it shouldn't be anything
Croatia, who had already lost forward Ivica Olic for the
tournament, start their Group B campaign against Ireland in
Poznan on Sunday.
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