The Croatian national team has released the squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In the list of players, Vatreni still relies on captain Luka Modric.
On its official website, Croatia released the names of 26 players who will leave for Qatar. The 2018 World Cup runner-up still relies on well-known names.
At the post of goalkeeper, Croatia brought three names. There are Dominik Livakovic, Ivica Ivusic and Ivo Grbic.
Then for the defender, Croatia brought a combination of young players. Senior defenders like Domagoj Vida and Dejan Lovren, side by side with younger defenders like Josko Gvardiol and Josip Stanisic for the 2022 World Cup.
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For the midfield position, coach Zlatko Dalic brought in Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic, and Mario Articleic. Equipped with players such as Nikola Vlasic, Lovro Majer, Kristian Jakic, and Luka Sucic.
And lastly for attackers, Croatia will still rely on Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic, Mislav Orsic, Ante Budimir, and Marko Livaja.
The Croatian national team itself became a dark horse at the 2018 World Cup. Modric et al were able to get to the final, before being defeated by France 2-4. In the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Croatia advanced as winners of Group H.