Ante Čačić, the coach of the Croatian national football team, has selected 23 players for the upcoming national team matches.
On Friday, Croatian football coach Ante Čačić announced the names of 23 players for the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifying match against Ukraine and the friendly against Estonia which will be played four days later. The match against Ukraine will be played in Zagreb on March 24th at 20:45, and the friendly will be played in Tallinn, Estonia on March 28th. The team will gather in Zagreb on Monday for preparations, announces HNS March 17, 2017.
For these two meetings, Čačic has called up 23 players, including Ivan Perišić who is suspended for the match against Ukraine. Mario Pašalić, Marin Leovac and Franko Andrijašević are included as the reserves.
Here is the list of players for the upcoming meetings against Ukraine and Estonia:
Goalkeepers: Danijel Subašić (Monaco), Lovre Kalinić (Gent), Dominik Livaković (Dinamo)
Defense: Vedran Ćorluka (Lokomotiv), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kijev), Šime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Josip Pivarić (Dinamo), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Matej Mitrović (Beşiktaş), Marko Lešković (Dinamo)
Midfield: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitić (Barcelona), Ivan Perišić (Inter), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Mateo Kovačić (Real Madrid), Marcelo Brozović (Inter), Marko Rog (Napoli), Filip Bradarić (Rijeka)
Forwards: Mario Mandžukić (Juventus), Nikola Kalinić (Fiorentina), Andrej Kramarić (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Juventus), Duje Čop (Sporting Gijon)
Reserves: Franko Andrijašević (Rijeka), Mario Pašalić (Milan), Marin Leovac (PAOK)
— HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) March 17, 2017