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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff By Reuters

Croatia's Nikola Kalinic sent home after declining to enter as substitute

The FC panel assess Croatia's complete performance against Nigeria and what message it sends to the rest of Group D.

Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic has been sent home from the World Cup because of an injury, coach Zlatko Dalic said on Monday.

Dalic said in a statement that he had asked Kalinic to come on as an 85th-minute substitute in the 2-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday, but the AC Milan forward declined after warming up, citing a back injury.

Croatian media reported that Kalinic had been axed for his refusal to play, suggesting he was not happy to be left of out of the starting XI.

Dalic revealed that Kalinic...

 By Ben Gladwell

AC Milan again considering move from San Siro - general manager

AC Milan are again considering a move away from the San Siro, with general manager Marco Fassone saying planning is in the early stages.

Milan won a tender to purchase land for a planned stadium in 2015 only to scrap proposals soon afterwards due to escalating costs and doubts from then-owners Fininvest over their future at the club.

Fininvest sold Milan to Yi Longhong in April last year, and Fassone said the subject of a new stadium was now back on the table.

"Milan is ready to have two stadiums,"...

 By Ben Gladwell

PSG's Thiago Silva: AC Milan return at end of career would be 'amazing'

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Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has said he could imagine returning to AC Milan to end his career, saying the club will always be in his heart.

Silva left Milan in 2012 after three years in which he won the Serie A title and the Italian Supercoppa before moving to PSG with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"Milan belong in my heart and they always will do," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "I'm a huge fan and am following everything which is going on there closely."

Milan have not finished higher than...

 By Ben Gladwell

AC Milan Europa League exclusion over FFP recommended by UEFA investigators - report

AC Milan are to lose their place in next season's Europa League as UEFA remains unhappy with their finances, according to a report in the New York Times.

Last week it was announced that Milan could be barred from European competition for breaching financial fair play (FFP) rules after their case was referred to the adjudicatory chamber of UEFA's club financial control body.

The report states that it has been recommended that Milan are removed from the Europa League, which would mean Atalanta...

 By Ben Gladwell

AC Milan do not deserve financial fair play sanctions - chief

AC Milan general manager Marco Fassone said he is "surprised and very disappointed" by UEFA's decision to refer the Serie A club to the adjudicatory chamber of their financial control body for breaching fair play rules without being offered a settlement.

Milan risk being excluded from the Europa League next season and Fassone said he cannot understand why UEFA are considering sanctions.

"I was expecting UEFA to offer us a settlement agreement, because since fair play is in force, UEFA always offered...