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The experienced forward will not be able to take part in the tournament in Poland and Ukraine as his knock is more serious than initially thought

CROATIA
GROUP C
HOW THEY QUALIFIED
P
PTS
 GREECE 10 24
 CROATIA 10 22
 ISRAEL 10 16
 LATVIA 10 11
 GEORGIA 10 10
 MALTA 10 1
*Croatia secured qualification with a play-off victory over Turkey

Croatia striker Ivica Olic has been ruled out of Euro 2012 with a thigh injury, the country's football federation has announced.

Croatia coach Slaven Bilic had been sweating over the fitness of the forward since he sustained a thigh injury in the 1-1 friendly draw against Norway at the weekend.

A scan has revealed a partial rupture of the biceps muscle in the 32-year-old's right thigh, with an estimated recovery time of four to six weeks.

Bilic has acted quickly to replace Olic, calling Dnipro striker Nikola Kalinic into the squad.

Croatia will kick off their Euro campaign against Republic of Ireland on June 10 before taking on Italy and Spain.

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