ZAGREB, 4 November 2020 – Zlatko Dalić has today called up five players who were on stand by to join his squad for Croatia’s UEFA Nations League matches this month.
Lovre Kalinić, Marin Pongračić, Josip Juranović, Antonio-Mirko Čolak and Toma Bašić will join the Croatia squad which gathers on Monday for upcoming fixtures.
It will be the first time VfL Wolfsburg defender Marin Pongračić and Bordeaux midfielder Toma Bašić have been part of the Croatia squad. Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić, who is on loan at Toulouse, Legia Warsaw defender Josip Juranović and Antonio-Mirko Čolak, who plays for Greek club PAOK, have all been part of the squad before.
First up, Croatia will travel to Istanbul to take on Turkey in a friendly on 11 November before facing Sweden away on 14 November and Portugal at Poljud stadium in Split on 17 November.
Croatia squad – November matches
Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković, Simon Sluga, Ivo Grbić, Lovre Kalinić
Defenders: Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Borna Barišić, Duje Ćaleta-Car, Dario Melnjak, Filip Uremović, Domagoj Bradarić, Marin Pongračić, Josip Juranović
Midfielders: Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić, Marcelo Brozović, Milan Badelj, Marko Rog, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić, Toma Bašić
Strikers: Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Josip Brekalo, Bruno Petković, Mislav Oršić, Ante Budimir, Antonio Mirko Čolak