MANAUS, Brazil, June 18 (Reuters) - Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic will make his World Cup debut as he returns to the side for the Group A clash against Cameroon on Wednesday after serving his one-match ban in the opening 3-1 defeat by hosts Brazil.
Playmaker Luka Modric has recovered from a foot injury sustained against the Brazilians to take his place in the centre of midfield behind Brazilian-born midfielder Sammir, who replaces Mateo Kovacic.
Left back Danijel Pranjic, who suffered a ankle injury in a warm-up game against Australia before the World Cup, reclaims his spot from Sime Vrsaljko as coach Niko Kovac aims to add attacking bite on the flank.
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