ZAGREB, Croatia –
The veteran core of Luka Modriç, Ivan Perisiç and Marcelo Brozoviç have been included within the 26-man crew that Croatia coach Zlatko Daliç introduced for the World Cup on Wednesday.
Croatia, a finalist in 2018, is in Group F with Belgium, Canada and Morocco for the match in Qatar.
Forwards Josip Brekalo of Wolfsburg and Antonio-Mirko Colak of Rangers have been among the many eight gamers lower from a preliminary 34-man crew introduced 10 days in the past.
AC Milan winger Ante Rebiç hasn’t performed since he criticized Daliç following the crew’s last-16 loss to Spain finally yr’s European Championship. Rebiç wasn’t even included within the preliminary crew and was additionally excluded from the World Cup squad.
Croatia opens Nov. 23 towards Morocco after which performs Canada 4 days later, earlier than taking up group favorite Belgium on Dec. 1.
Croatia may even play a pre-tournament pleasant with Saudi Arabia in Riyadh subsequent Wednesday.
CROATIA TEAM IN FULL
Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakoviç (Dinamo Zagreb), Ivica Ivusiç (NK Osijek), Ivo Grbiç (Atletico Madrid).
Defenders: Domagoj Vida (AEK Athens), Dejan Lovren (Zenit St. Petersburg), Borna Barisiç (Rangers), Josip Juranoviç (Celtic), Josko Gvardiol (Leipzig), Borna Sosa (Stuttgart), Josip Stanisiç (Bayern Munich), Martin Erliç (Sassuolo), Josip Sutalo (Dinamo Zagreb).
Midfielders: Luka Modriç (Real Madrid), Mateo Kovaciç (Chelsea), Marcelo Brozoviç (Inter Milan), Mario Pasaliç (Atalanta), Nikola Vlasiç (Torino), Lovro Majer (Rennes), Kristijan Jakiç (Eintracht Frankfurt), Luka Suciç (Salzburg),
Forwards: Ivan Perisiç (Tottenham), Andrej Kramariç (Hoffenheim), Bruno Petkoviç (Dinamo Zagreb), Mislav Orsiç (Dinamo Zagreb), Ante Budimir (Osasuna), Marko Livaja (Hadjuk Split).