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Zlatko Dalić announces Croatia squad for Hungary & Wales qualifiers

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ZAGREB, 23 September 2019 – Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has announced his squad which will take on Hungary and Wales next month in EURO 2020 qualifying.

Croatia will first face Hungary at Poljud Stadium in Split on 10 October, before travelling to Cardiff to face Wales three days later. Croatia is at the top of Group E with 10 points and two victories in October will seal their spot at next year’s EURO. 

Andrej Kramarić, Šime Vrsaljko, Marko Pjaca and Josip Pivarić are still unavailable for selection due to injuries but Ivan Rakitić and Mateo Kovačić return after missing the Slovakia and Azerbaijan matches this month.

Ivan Rakitic returns (Photo: HNS)

Croatia squad:

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković (Dinamo), Lovre Kalinić (Aston Villa), Simon Sluga (Luton Town)

Defenders: Domagoj Vida (Bešiktaš), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Tin Jedvaj (Augsburg), Borna Barišić (Rangers), Matej Mitrović (Club Brugge), Dario Melnjak (Rizespor), Mile Škorić (Osijek), Karlo Bartolec (Kobenhavn)

Midfielders: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitić (Barcelona), Mateo Kovačić (Chelsea), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozović (Inter), Mario Pašalić (Atalanta), Nikola Vlašić (CSKA Moskva)

Strikers: Ivan Perišić (Bayern), Ante Rebić (Milan), Bruno Petković (Dinamo), Josip Brekalo (Wolfsburg), Mislav Oršić (Dinamo)

On-call: Marko Rog (Cagliari), Dino Perić (Dinamo), Filip Bradarić (Hajduk), Mijo Caktaš (Hajduk)

Remaining matches: 

10 October, 20:45 (Thursday): Croatia – Hungary

13 October, 20:45 (Sunday): Wales – Croatia

16 November, 20:45 (Saturday): Croatia – Slovakia

Group E standings

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