Croatia Preliminary Squad For The FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

As the FIFA World Cup 2018 draws closer, various teams that will participate in the event coming up in Russia are already releasing their preliminary squad prior to the kick off in June 2018. This post contains 32-man list that made up the Croatia Preliminary Squad that was released in the early hours of today.

Also read: Russia 2018 World Cup Groups and Countries Plus Host Cities

Croatia recently announced her 32-man preliminary squad for the World Cup 2018 coming up in Russia. The Head Coach, Zlatko Dalic did not actually made any surprising omissions from the squad, as popular stars like Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Dejan Lovren, Ivan Rakitic, and Mario Mandzukic are all included in the Croatia Preliminary Squad for Russia 2018.

Croatia Preliminary Squad For The FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Also included in the squad are Inter Milan’s pair Marcelo Brozovic and Ivan Perisic. The 32-man squad must be reduced to 23 by June 4, 2018, while the tournament will kick off on June 14, 2018. See the full names of players that made the Croatia Preliminary Squad for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

Croatia Preliminary Squad 32-man List

The 32-man squad that made the preliminary list for Croatia are listed below, with the respective clubs they play for.

Goal Keepers

  • Danijel Subasic (Monaco)
  • Lovre Kalinic (Gent)
  • Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo)
  • Kario Letica (Hajduk)


  • Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow)
  • Domagoj Vida (Besiktas)
  • Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria)
  • Dejan Lovren (Liverpool)
  • Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid)
  • Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kyiv)
  • Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Matej Mitrovic (Club Brugge)
  • Borna Barisic (Osijek)
  • Zoran Nizic (Hadjuk)
  • Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg)
  • Borna Sosa (Dinamo)


  • Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona)
  • Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid)
  • Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan)
  • Marko Rog (Napoli)
  • Mario Pasalic (Spartak Moscow)
  • Filip Bradaric (Rijeka)


  • Mario Mandzukic (Juventus)
  • Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan)
  • Nikola Kalinic (AC Milan)
  • Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim)
  • Marko Pjaca (Schalke)
  • Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Duje Cop (Standard Liege)
  • Ivan Santini (Caen)

This is the 32-man list that made the Croatia Preliminary Squad for Russia 2018. The players will be trimmed down to 23 before the FIFA World cup commences in June 2018.

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