Croatia announce their 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Croatia announce 26-man squad for World Cup… with Tottenham’s Ivan Perisic selected and Luka Modric set for his last dance as 2018 runners-up look to go one better – but there is no place for Southampton’s Duje Caleta-Car

  • Croatia have announced their 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar 
  • Zlatko Dalic has selected several Premier League players for the tournament 
  • Tottenham forward Ivan Perisic and Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic are in
  • While Southampton defender Duje Caleta-Car has been dropped from the list
  • Luka Modric, 37, will front-up the Croatia midfield line for his final World Cup 

Croatia have become the latest country to announce their 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Zlatko Dalic has selected several Premier League players, including Tottenham forward Ivan Perisic and Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic. 

However, the likes of Southampton defender Duje Caleta-Car has been dropped from the list after being named in the provisional squad in October. 

Croatia have officially announced their 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar 


Premier League stars Ivan Perisic of Tottenham and Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea were included

Croatia will be looking to excel at the tournament later this month after finishing second in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 

The pressure will be on Dalic’s shoulders heading into the tournament and he will be hoping his selected squad will get the job done. 

Former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has been included in Dalic’s 26-man squad. He will be joined by Josko Gvardiol – who was widely linked with a £78m move to Chelsea in the summer. 

The defensive line will also include Domagoj Vida, Borna Barisic, Josip Juranovic, Borna Sosa, Josip Stanisic, Martin Erlic and Josip Sutalo. 

Meanwhile, Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric will front-up the Croatian midfield in Qatar. He will be joined by notable names such as Marcelo Brozovic and Kovacic.

Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric (left) will front-up the Croatia midfield line in Qatar

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Modric – who has won 154 caps for his country – will be hoping Croatia can do one better than the 2018 tournament in Russia as he will retire from international football after this year’s edition.  

Perisic has been selected for the tournament in Qatar and will be joined by the likes of Andrej Kramaric and Ante Budimir up front. 

Marko Livaja has also secured a place in the Croatia squad after excelling domestically with Hajduk Split. 

Southampton defender Duje Caleta-Car (above) has been dropped from the list after being named in the provisional squad in October

 Croatia named the following players in their extended provisional squad in October 

Meanwhile, Nediljko Labrovic and Dominik Kotarski failed to make the cut as Dominik Livakovic, Ivica Ivusic and Ivo Grbic have been selected Croatia’s three goalkeepers.  

Caleta-Car and Marin Pongracic were dropped from Croatia’s defensive line, while Luka Ivanusec and Josip Misic failed to secure a place in the midfield. 

Additionally, Josip Brekalo and Antonio Mirko Colak were left out of Croatia’s forward line for the 2022 World Cup. 

CROATIA WORLD CUP SQUAD 

GOALKEEPERS

  • Dominik Livakovic
  • Ivica Ivusic
  • Ivo Grbic

DEFENDERS

  • Dejan Lovren
  • Domagoj Vida
  • Borna Barisic
  • Josip Juranovic
  • Borna Sosa
  • Josip Stanisic
  • Martin Erlic 
  • Josip Sutalo 
  • Josko Gvardiol 

MIDFIELDERS

  • Luka Modric 
  • Mateo Kovacic 
  • Marcelo Brozovic 
  • Mario Pasalic 
  • Nikola Vlasic
  • Lovro Majer
  • Kristijan Jakic
  • Luka Sucic

FORWARDS

  • Ivan Perisic 
  • Andrej Kramaric
  • Bruno Petkovic
  • Mislav Orsic
  • Ante Budimir
  • Marko Livaja 




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