2018 Runners-Up Croatia Confirm Elite And Trophy-winning World Cup 2022 Squad


The runners-up at the FIFA 2018 World Cup, Croatia has confirmed their squad that would challenge for the title in 2022.

Croatia World Cup 2022 Squad
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 22: Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates with teammates Mateo Kovacic and Domagoj Vida after providing the assist for their side's third goal scored by Ivan Perisic of Croatia during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between Croatia and Scotland at Hampden Park on June 22, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Bardens - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

In a run that stunned the world at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, European side Croatia has confirmed its squad ahead of the 2022 edition of the competition scheduled to commence in November.

With numerous concerns about how many players would be fit ahead of the tournament were in circulation as players like Kovacic had been missing in action for his club side Chelsea, but the release of the list shows just how compact, experienced and formidable the Croatian side is ahead of the competition in Qatar. Croatia's first fixture of the competition would be against Morocco on the 23rd of November 2022.

This might be the last World Cup outing for captain Luka Modric who has surpassed the age of 30, but he might defy the odds and still represent on the biggest stage again.

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković, Ivica Ivušić, Ivo Grbić

Defenders: Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren Borna Barišić, Josip Juranović Joško Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Josip Stanišić Martin Erlić, Josip Šutalo

Midfielders: Luka Modrić Mateo Kovačić, Marcelo Brozović, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić Lovro Majer, Kristijan Jakić, Luka Sučić

Forwards: Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Bruno Petković, Mislav Oršić Ante Budimir, Marko Livaja

Head Coach: Zlatko Dalic

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