Zlatko Dalic Announces Preliminary EURO 2020 Croatia Player List

Daniela Rogulj

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Slobodan Kadic
Slobodan Kadic

The Croatia national team has entered the last month of preparations for the European Championship, which opens on June 13 at Wembley against England at 3 pm.

Coach Zlatko Dalic has known the starting lineup and the list for the Euro for a long time. UEFA’s rule change gave him three additional positions and he can now take 26 players to the tournament.

Dalic announced their names today at 1 pm, accompanied by the coach of the U21 national team Igor Bišćan, who will reveal his team against Spain for the U21 Euro semifinals in Maribor on May 31.

“We are gathering on May 25 in Rovinj. Only a dozen players, and on the 28th another dozen of them. After that, Kovačić will come, and then the young members of the national team. I must say that this call is not final.”


Croatia layer list:

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković – Dinamo, Lovre Kalinić – Hajduk, Simon Sluga – Luton, pretpoziv: Ivica Ivušić

Defenders: Šime Vrsaljko – Atletico Madrid, Domagoj Vida – Bešiktaš, Josip Juranović – Legia, Dejan Lovren – Zenit, Duje Ćaleta-Car – Marseille, Borna Barišić – Glasgow Rangers, Mile Škorić – Osijek, Joško Gvardiol – Dinamo. Pretpoziv: Uremović and Pongračić

Midfielders: Luka Modrić – Real Madrid, Marcelo Brozović – Inter, Milan Badelj – Genoa, Mateo Kovačić – Chelsea, Nikola Vlašić – CSKA Moskva, Mario Pašalić – Atalanta, Luka Ivanušec. Pretpozivi: Moro, Majer and Bašić.

Strikers: Bruno Petković – Dinamo, Ivan Perišić – Inter, Andrej Kramarić – Hoffenheim, Josip Brekalo – Wolfsburg, Ante Rebić – Milan, Mislav Oršić – Dinamo, Ante Budimir – Osasuna. Pretpozivi: Lovrić and Livaja.

The Croatia national football team will gather on May 25 at the beginning of preparations for the Euro, which will traditionally be held in Rovinj. After the friendly against Armenia, the national teal will have a final check on June 6 against Belgium in Brussels, from where they will travel to the base camp in St. Andrews on June 8. 

The UEFA EURO 2020 will take place between June 11 and July 11, 2021. Croatia plays in Group D (London/Glasgow) with England (hosts), Scotland (hosts), and the Czech Republic.

Croatia opens its EURO campaign on Sunday, June 13, against England (15:00, London). On Friday, June. 18, Croatia plays. The Czech Republic in Glasgow, Scotland (18:00). Croatia’s final group stage match is against Scotland on June 22 in Glasgow (21:00). 

The top two in each group plus the four best third-placed teams go through to the knockout phase. The round of 16 is scheduled from June 26 to 29. The quarterfinals are held on July 2 and 3, the semifinals on July 6 and 7. The final will be played on July 11 at Wembley Stadium in London. 

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