Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic has named a full-strength squad for the upcoming tour of the United States on Monday.
Croatia will face Peru at the Hard Rock stadium in Miami on 23 March 2018, before taking on Mexico at AT&T Stadium in Dallas four days later on 27 March 2018 as part of their FIFA 2018 World Cup build up.
Today Dalic named his squad and most notably there was a return for two players who had been out for an extended period through injury – Vedran Corluka and Marko Pjaca.
CROATIA SQUAD FOR U.S. TOUR:
GOALKEEPERS: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo)
DEFENDERS: Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Matej Mitrovic (Brugge), Zoran Nizic (Hajduk), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Marin Leovac (PAOK), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer), Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kiev)
MIDFIELDERS: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter), Marko Rog (Napoli), Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid), Mario Pasalic (Spartak Moscow), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka)
STRIKERS: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter), Nikola Kalinic (AC Milan), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Schalke), Duje Cop (Standard Liege), Ante Rebic (Eintracht), Ivan Cantini (Caen)
The squad will assemble in Fort Lauderdale on 19 March, with players making their way directly to America from where they are based.
“I am extremely satisfied with these two agreed matches. Peru and Mexico are powerful sides, and their style of play will be excellent preparation for our matches at the World Cup, especially the one against Argentina. I believe a large number of Croatian fans will support us and these top stadiums, great atmosphere and excellent opposition will be a great motive for our players to give it their maximum in these two friendlies because we know it is an important test ahead of the World Cup,” coach Dalic said earlier.
Ticket details for the matches here.