Bogdanović and Zubac on Croatia Team for 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

Daniela Rogulj

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At the end of June, a new qualifying round for the 2023 FIBA World Cup will begin, which will be played in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines next year. Croatia will play an away match in Slovenia and a home match against Finland in Rijeka.

June 30, 2022, at 20:15 Slovenia – CROATIA (Arena Stožice, Ljubljana)
July 3, 2022, at 20:00 CROATIA – Finland (Zamet Center, Rijeka)

Coach Damir Mulaomerović led Croatia in the last cycle in February, when the national team recorded a defeat and a victory against Sweden. With that victory, Croatia remains in the race for a spot at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

Coach Damir Mulaomerović has shortened the previously published list of players for the national team, and 17 players will participate in the preparations that start on June 15 (NBA players will join later due to NBA rules). 

“There were a lot of unknowns about playing NBA players, and in the meantime, we got confirmation that they can train from June 27 onwards, so only three days before the game. So we have a wider list, and all the players deserve to be on it. From that base, we will select those who will come to the preparations on June 15. So we will invite a few more players because we will not be able to use NBA players until the 27th. Of course, we will also watch who finished the competitions and refresh some guys and I hope that as many of us as possible will come to the initial gathering. We have certain problems because, for example, Karlo Matković is in training in the NBA, but we will solve some problems on the fly and soon publish a short list of players for preparations in Opatija,” said coach Mulaomerović on June 7. 


Croatia player list:

  • Roko Rogić
  • Goran Filipović
  • Lovro Gnjidić
  • Mate Kalajžić
  • Bojan Bogdanović
  • Mario Hezonja
  • Sven Smajlagić
  • Mateo Drežnjak
  • Toni Perković
  • Ivan Ramljak
  • Roko Prkačin
  • Dario Drežnjak
  • Tomislav Zubčić
  • Dragan Bender
  • Ivica Zubac
  • Ante Toni Žižić
  • Karlo Matković

Source: HKS

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