World Cup 2018

Croatia's Vida free to face England after Fifa warning

BREAKING NEWS: Croatia's Vida free to face England after FIFA warning

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Croatia will be able to select Domagoj Vida against England after the defender escaped punishment from Fifa over a social media video.

Fifa has given Domagoj Vida a warning over his conduct but the Croatia defender is free to play against England in the World Cup semi-final.

Lifeline for Vida

After investigating the player's alleged anti-Russia comments after his team came through on penalties against the hosts, the decision was made not to add further sanctions.

Appearing alongside former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic - with whom he played at Dynamo Kiev - Vida said: "Glory to Ukraine."

The phrase has been used by Ukrainian anti-Russian nationalists, with Vukojevic adding: "This victory is for Dynamo and Ukraine."

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