7 Jun 2014

Pranjic injury mars Croatia's warmup win over Australia

3:58 pm on 7 June 2014

The Australian football team's lost 1-0 to Croatia in a hotly contested final warm-up in Salvador, before the World Cup in Brazil.

But the Croatians' victory was marred by an apparently serious ankle injury to defender Danijel Pranjic.

The 32-year old left back was carried off the pitch midway through the first half after a late tackle by Australia defender Ivan Franjic, casting doubt over his involvement in the month-long tournament starting on June 13th in Brazil.

Croatia open their Group A campaign against hosts Brazil in Sao Paulo on June 13th, while Australia meet Chile in Cuiaba in Group B the next day.