ZAGREB, 1 June 2019 – Croatia coach Zlatko Dalić has called up U-21 captain Alen Halilović to the national team squad for the EURO 2020 qualifier against Wales next week.
Halilović (22) will join the rest of the squad on Sunday ahead and will be available for selection for the match which takes place on 8 June in Osijek.
Dalić has called up Halilović, who joined Standard Liege on loan from AC Milan earlier this year, side due to a series of injuries. Ivan Rakitić, Ante Rebić, Nikola Vlašić, Marko Rog and Filip Bradarić have all withdrawn due to injuries.
Halilović made his senior debut for Croatia in 2013 at the age of 16 to become the youngest debutant in the history of Croatia. He has made 9 appearances since.
Dejan Lovren will join up with the squad next week as he is involved in the Champions League final, whilst Mateo Kovačić will also join up with the team late after playing in the Europa League final on Wednesday.