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Croatia Name Squad for World Cup Playoff Against Greece

Croatia face Greece next month (HNS)

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has named his squad on Monday for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup playoff match against Greece.

Croatia will meet Greece in Zagreb on 9 November 2017, before travelling to Greece for the return leg on 12 November 2017. The winner will book a place at next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Dalic has called up Everton’s Nikola Vlasic and Ante Rebic from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Mateo Kovacic and Vedran Corluka were ruled out with injuries.

GOAL KEEPERS: Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo)

DEFENDERS: Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kijev), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kijev), Matej Mitrovic (Bešiktaš), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Marin Leovac (PAOK), Zoran Nizic (Hajduk)

MIDFIELDERS: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Ivan Perisic (Inter), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marko Rog (Napoli), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka), Mario Pasalic (Spartak), Nikola Vlasic (Everton)

STRIKERS: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Stand by:
Antonio Milic (Qostende)
Marcelo Brozovic (Inter)
Duje Cop (Cagliari)
Marko Pjaca (Juventus)
Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen)

Coach Zlatko Dalic and assistant Ivica Olic in Zagreb today (HNS)

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