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FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Head coach Dalić
presents Croatia
squad for September
matches

16.08.2021.
Head coach Dalić presents Croatia squad for September matches
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Croatia national team head coach Zlatko Dalić has selected 25-man squad for three 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers this September.

Following the EURO 2020 final tournament, Croatia national football team meets on Monday, 30 August. In the first week of September, they will play three tough matches in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, visiting Russia (1 September) and Slovakia (4 September) and hosting Slovenia (7 September).

Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalić has selected 25 players for these challenges, with four players on stand-by.

 

 

"I believe that our batteries are charged following the EURO 2020. We want to complete the qualifying campaign with new energy, full of ambition. Seven matches await, with 21 points still to grab, and we need 14 or 15 more to qualify. Of course, our desire is to get as many as possible in September", Dalić says.

"Objectively speaking, this is the toughest month in the calendar, and due to the beginning of the club season, it is not an ideal moment for the national team. The players are at different levels of competitive form, but we still have to present our quality, desire and unity. That is the only way to make it to the top of the group and reach Qatar. Me and my coaching staff have decided that these players can optimally respond to the upcoming challenges, while the national team doors are always open to any player who deserves it", he concluded. 

Croatia squad:

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković (Dinamo Zagreb), Simon Sluga (Luton Town), Ivica Ivušić (Osijek).

Defenders: Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Dejan Lovren (Zenit), Borna Barišić (Glasgow Rangers), Duje Ćaleta-Car (Olympique de Marseille), Josip Juranović (Legia), Filip Uremović (Rubin Kazan), Joško Gvardiol (RB Leipzig), Mile Škorić (Osijek), Borna Sosa (Stuttgart).

Midfielders: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid), Mateo Kovačić (Chelsea), Marcelo Brozović (Inter), Mario Pašalić (Atalanta), Nikola Vlašić (CSKA Moscow), Luka Ivanušec (Dinamo Zagreb), Nikola Moro (Dinamo Moscow).

Forwards: Ivan Perišić (Inter), Andrej Kramarić (Hoffenheim), Mislav Oršić (Dinamo Zagreb), Ante Budimir (Osasuna), Marko Livaja (Hajduk), Antonio Mirko Čolak (Malmö).

Stand-by: Toma Bašić (Bordeaux), Kristijan Lovrić (Gorica), Lovro Majer (Dinamo Zagreb), Luka Sučić (RB Salzburg).

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