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Croatia squad named for Denmark and Austria Nations League matches

After a successful June, which saw Croatia record victories against Denmark in Copenhagen and France in Paris, the Croatian national football team will play the remaining two matches in the Nations League group stages in September. 

First up is Denmark at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb on September 22 at 8:45 p.m. and then against Austria at Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna on September 25 at 8:45 p.m.

Today, coach Zlatko Dalić announced his squad for those matches. 

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković, Lovre Kalinić, Ivica Ivušić

Defenders: Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Borna Barišić, Josip Juranović, Joško Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Josip Stanišić, Martin Erlić, Josip Šutalo

Midfielders: Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić, Marcelo Brozović, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić, Lovro Majer, Luka Sučić

Strikers: Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Bruno Petković, Mislav Oršić, Ante Budimir, Marko Livaja

On-call: Josip Brekalo, Duje Ćaleta-Car, Luka Ivanušec, Marin Pongračić, Kristijan Jakić, Antonio Mirko Čolak, Nediljko Labrović

“We still have two weeks until we come together, and during that period we will intensively monitor the players who are on-call and see who else we could activate. Also, in agreement with the coach of the U-21 national team, Igor Bišćan, we will consider whether any of the players invited here will join the young national team for the very important match with Denmark,” said coach Dalić. 

With seven points after four games, Croatia is currently in second place in the group, and with two wins, they would secure first place and a place in the final tournament of the Nations League, which will be played in June 2023.


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