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Tosun surprise starter for Turkey against Croatia

Football Soccer - Austria v Turkey - International friendly - Ernst Happel stadium, Vienna, Austria - 29/03/16. Austria's Aleksander Dragovic and Turkey's Cenk Tosun in action REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Football Soccer - Austria v Turkey - International friendly - Ernst Happel stadium, Vienna, Austria - 29/03/16. Austria's Aleksander Dragovic and Turkey's Cenk Tosun in action REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

PARIS (Reuters) - Cenk Tosun is a surprise starter for Turkey at the expense of Burak Yilmaz in their Euro 2016 Group D clash against Croatia at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.

Yilmaz, who has scored 20 goals in 44 internationals, netted the only goal in Turkey's last warm-up game against Slovenia.

Centre back Vedran Corluka starts for Croatia after shaking off an ankle injury, while Marcelo Brozovic is preferred to Marko Pjaca.

Brozovic's inclusion adds steel to the midfield in Croatia's traditional 4-2-3-1 formation.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot and Zoran Miloslavljevic; Editing by Ian Chadband)

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