Ivan Martinovic out of Euro 2024

Ivan Martinovic got Croatia going with the superb start against Spain. Sunday evening was much worse for the right back, a shoulder accident requires operation which means Martinovic has to leave the national team.

A major blow for Croatia was confirmed by the coach Goran Perkovac during a press meeting. Croatia faced Austria when Martinovic´s shoulder was injured in a break-through sequence.

After medical examination, the back court giant with huge Bundesliga experience not only is ruled out from Croatia´s field activities moving on.

– He will probably have to have an operation, but he will certainly miss a few months. I’m sorry from the sports side, but also from the human side. I wish him a speedy recovery and to return as soon as possible, said Perkovac at the press conference according to HRT.

The broadcaster also report that Mateo Maras, from Tatabanya KC, will join the squad in Martinovic´s absence.