August 19, 2019 – Croatia national team coach Zlatko Dalic has called on 23 players to gather for September’s appearances in Slovakia and Azerbaijan as part of the qualifications for the European Championship in 2020.
The 2018 World Cup finalists open the autumn qualifying round with two away appearances – on September 6 against Slovakia in Trnava, and on September 9 against Azerbaijan in Baku, announces HNS.
Coach Zlatko Dalic has called up 23 players, led by captain Luka Modrić, for the action, and Dinamo winger Mislav Oršić is among the names on the national team list for the first time. Dalic also selected a list of standby callups, including Andrej Kramarić, who will be called if he recovers from his current injury.
If needed, Dalić will also call on players in the young national team in agreement with coach Nenad Gračan.
Croatia gathers on September 2 in Zagreb, where they will train until the trip to Slovakia, which is scheduled for September 5.
Goalkeepers: Lovre Kalinić, Dominik Livaković, Simon Sluga
Defenders: Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Tin Jedvaj, Matej Mitrović, Borna Barišić, Karlo Bartolec, Mile Škorić, Dario Melnjak
Midfielders: Luka Modrić, Ivan Rakitić, Mateo Kovačić, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozović, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić
Attackers: Ivan Perišić, Ante Rebić, Josip Brekalo, Bruno Petković, Mislav Oršić
Standby: Andrej Kramarić, Marko Rog, Filip Benković, Mijo Caktaš, Josip Juranović, Antonio Mirko Čolak
Summer break is ending and the Vatreni ? are getting back on the pitch in 3…2…1…
— HNS (@HNS_CFF) August 19, 2019
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