Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic is in line to start for Croatia in their 2022 World Cup clash against Canada today, despite concerns over his fitness.

As reported by, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has confirmed that he will select the Nerazzurri midfielder in his starting line-up for the crunch match against Canada, as the 2018 finalists look to secure victory after a goalless draw against Morocco in their opening game.

Brozovic has struggled with injury this season and missed almost 50 days of action after picking up a thigh strain during Croatia’s UEFA Nations League match against Austria in September.

The former Dinamo Zagreb midfielder returned for Inter’s final Serie A matches before the World Cup break, and played in the draw against Morocco on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the match against Canada has taken on extra bite after Canucks coach John Herdman caused anger amongst Croatian fans and players with his suggestion that his side would hurt them.

Brozovic made his debut for Croatia in 2014 and has earned 78 caps, scoring seven goals.