Croatia’s defender Darijo Srna attends a press conference in Sao Paulo, on June 11, 2014, on the eve of the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Brazil and Croatia. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF
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Croatia vowed Wednesday to try to create a "miracle" when they take on mighty Brazil in the World Cup opener, refusing to adopt a negative approach against the star-studded home side.The Group A rivals also met in the first round of the World Cup in 2006 in Germany, with Brazil edging the match 1-0 .Mocinic, 21, is the fourth player from the Croat squad to be forced to drop out because of injury but normally FIFA rules allow squads to replace injured players up to the eve of the kick-off of the tournament.Croatia's best performance at a World Cup was reaching the 1998 semi-finals, but they failed to qualify in 2010 .
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