QPR midfielder Kranjcar out of World Cup

QPR midfielder Niko Kranjcar is out of Croatia's World Cup squad. He limped out of Saturday's Championship play-off final, sparking fears that he would play no part on Brazil this summer.

QPR midfielder Niko Kranjcar is out of Croatia's World Cup squad.

He limped out of Saturday's Championship play-off final, sparking fears that he would play no part on Brazil this summer.

Kranjcar lasted just 33 minutes against Derby County at Wembley before being forced from the field.

A hamstring problem prevented him from completing that contest, and has now dashed his World Cup dreams.

A statement posted on the Croatian Football Association's official Twitter account read: "Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar will miss the World Cup due to hamstring injury."

National team doctor Boris Nemec told Jutarnji list: "Niko Kranjcar has ruptured his hamstring.

"The rupture is some inches wide and will need between four and six weeks to heal."

 
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