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Niko Kovač Names Final Squad for Brazil

CroatiaCroatia head coach Niko Kovač has named his final squad of 23 which will depart for Brazil tomorrow after his side’s 2-1 win over Mali in Osijek yesterday…

The preliminary squad consisted of 30 players. Ivan Strinić, Niko Kranjčar and Ivo Iličević were ruled out due to injuries, as was Milan Badelj on Saturday. Igor Bubnjić, Mario Pašalić and Duje Čop will also not be travelling to Brazil.

Croatia World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa (Rostov), Danijel Subašić (Monaco), Oliver Zelenika (Lokomotiva Zagreb)

Defenders: Darijo Srna (Shakhtar), Dejan Lovren (Southampton), Vedran Ćorluka (Lokomotiv), Gordon Schildenfeld (Panathinaikos), Danijel Pranjić (Panathinaikos), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kiev), Šime Vrsaljko (Genoa)

Midfielders: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitić (Sevilla), Ognjen Vukojević (Dynamo Kiev), Mateo Kovačić (Internazionale), Marcelo Brozović (Dinamo), Sammir (Getafe), Ivan Močinić (Rijeka)

Strikers: Ivan Perišić (Wolfsburg), Mario Mandžukić (Bayern), Ivica Olić (Wolfsburg), Eduardo Alves da Silva (Shakhtar), Nikica Jelavić (Hull City), Ante Rebić (Fiorentina)

pic: Drago Sopta / HNS

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