Big surprises in Croatia’s World Cup squad!


Big surprises in Croatia’s World Cup squad!

Ante Rebic

Ante Rebic

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Croatia’s World Cup squad has been announced. There are five professionals from the Bundesliga. Ante Rebic and Duje Caleta-Car are surprisingly absent.

On Wednesday some final squads for the WM announced. Including the Croatian – with some big surprises. The most prominent name missing from Zlatko Dalic’s squad: Ante Rebic!

As usual, Croatia is one of the secret favorites at the upcoming Winter World Cup in Qatar. The official squad for the finals was announced on Wednesday. There are also five Bundesliga players among the 26 players.

One searches in vain for the ex-Frankfurter in the squad of national coach Zlatko Dalic Ante Rebic. He hasn’t played exceptionally well since moving to AC Milan, but in terms of quality he should definitely be among the 26 Croatian World Cup drivers. The reason for the non-consideration is probably the cool relationship with Zlatko Dalic.

In addition to Rebic, Duje Caleta-Car is surprisingly missing from the final World Cup squad. The central defender is actually an integral part of the Croatian national team. Caleta-Car only switched from Olympique Marseille to FC Southampton this summer.

Nevertheless, there are numerous stars in the Croatian squad. Under the leadership of Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic and Co. want to build on second place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Andrej Kramaric, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Kristijan Jakic and, somewhat surprisingly, Josip Stanisic have made it into the squad for the finals from the Bundesliga.

Croatia World Cup squad at a glance

Goal:
Dominik Livakovic
Ivica Ivusic
Ivo Grbic

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

Midfield:
Lovro Mayer
Mateo Kovacic
Luka Modric
Marcelo Brozovic
Mario Pasalic
Nikola Vlasic
Luka Sucic
Kristian Jakic

Storm:
Andrei Kramaric
Ivan Perisic
Marko Livaja
Bruno Petkovic
Ante Budimir
Mislav Orsic

This article was originally published on 90min.de as Big surprises in Croatia’s World Cup squad! released.

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