Turkey 3-3 Croatia: Domagoj Vida plays 45 minutes with Covid-19
Domagoj Vida scored in the 2018 World Cup quarter-final

Croatia captain Domagoj Vida played the first half of the 3-3 draw with Turkey before finding out he had tested positive for Covid-19.

The centre-back, 31, was already scheduled to be replaced.

A statement said:external-link “Vida will, in accordance with regulations, spend the next few days in self-isolation in Istanbul.”

The rest of the squad will now travel to Sweden for a Nations League match on Saturday.

All players and staff had tested negative on Monday, but further tests on Wednesday morning found Vida to be positive.

The Croatia medical team got the results at half-time of the friendly, and the Besiktas defender had already been replaced by Filip Uremovic.



  • 23Çakir
  • 14Sangaré
  • 15ÇetinSubstituted forYaziciat 45′minutes
  • 4KabakBooked at 38mins
  • 18ErkinSubstituted forBayramat 45′minutes
  • 5Yokuslu
  • 8TokozSubstituted forDemiralat 54′minutes
  • 7ÜnderSubstituted forKaracaat 77′minutes
  • 22KökcüSubstituted forÖzcanat 34′minutes
  • 20Türüç
  • 9TosunSubstituted forÜnalat 63′minutes


  • 1Günok
  • 2Zeki Çelik
  • 3Demiral
  • 6Tufan
  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 11Yazici
  • 12Bayindir
  • 13Özcan
  • 16Ünal
  • 17Karaca
  • 19Bayram
  • 21Kahveci


  • 23Sluga
  • 20Juranovic
  • 21VidaSubstituted forUremovicat 45′minutes
  • 6PongracicSubstituted forCaleta-Carat 61′minutes
  • 22Melnjak
  • 17Rog
  • 19BadeljSubstituted forBasicat 60′minutes
  • 7BrekaloSubstituted forPerisicat 60′minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 15PasalicSubstituted forModricat 77′minutes
  • 18Orsic
  • 14BudimirSubstituted forColakat 66′minutes


  • 1Grbic
  • 2Uremovic
  • 3Barisic
  • 4Perisic
  • 5Caleta-Car
  • 8Kovacic
  • 9Colak
  • 10Modric
  • 11Brozovic
  • 12L Kalinic
  • 13Vlasic
  • 16Basic

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Turkey 3, Croatia 3.

  2. Second Half ends, Turkey 3, Croatia 3.

  3. Foul by Toma Basic (Croatia).

  4. Enes Ünal (Turkey) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Foul by Dario Melnjak (Croatia).

  6. Deniz Türüç (Turkey) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Foul by Marko Rog (Croatia).

  8. Berkay Özcan (Turkey) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Ivan Perisic (Croatia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Foul by Ivan Perisic (Croatia).

  11. Nazim Sangaré (Turkey) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Hand ball by Ivan Perisic (Croatia).

  13. Luka Modric (Croatia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Foul by Okay Yokuslu (Turkey).

  15. Foul by Ivan Perisic (Croatia).

  16. Deniz Türüç (Turkey) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Substitution, Turkey. Efecan Karaca replaces Cengiz Ünder.

  18. Substitution, Croatia. Luka Modric replaces Mario Pasalic.

  19. Attempt missed. Enes Ünal (Turkey) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yusuf Yazici.

  20. Foul by Duje Caleta-Car (Croatia).

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