The talismanic striker has confirmed that he will sit out the match through injury, while the Croats can bring back the Bayern Munich forward following suspension
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The striker revealed that he felt pain just nine minutes into his fourth World Cup, blaming a lack of recovery time in the past three months.
It looks likely that Finke will stick with the three central midfield players from the first match, as they look to over-power Croatia’s creative but diminutive duo Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric.
The doctors confirm! I would probably not be able to play the match vs Croatia on Wed, june18th due to an injury on my knee causing me pain.— Samuel Eto'o (@setoo9) June 15, 2014
Whatever happens, they will have to do better than in their first match when they managed just one shot on target – and that was in the 91st minute.
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