Nigeria’s Group D opponents Croatia have announced a 24-man preliminary World Cup roster ahead of the start of a training camp.
Some eye-catching names on the star-studded squad list are Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren, Real Madrid’s Luka Modrić, Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitić and Inter Milan ace Ivan Perišić.
Danijel Subašić, Vedran Ćorluka, Domagoj Vida, Milan Badelj, Mario Mandžukić and Ante Rebić who were in Croatia’s squad for the 2014 tournament in Brazil are part of the group.
Dominik Livaković (Dinamo) and Filip Bradaric (Rijeka) are the local-based players in the squad.
The roster contains three goalkeepers, nine defenders, six midfielders and six strikers; sixteen of these players are representing clubs in Europe’s top five leagues.
Croatia 24-Man World Cup Squad
Goalkeepers: Subasic, Kalinic, Livakovic
Defenders: Corluka, Vida, Strinic, Lovren, Vrsaljko, Pivaric, Jedvaj, Mitrovic, Caleta-Car
Midfielders: Modric, Rakitic, Kovacic, Badelj, Brozovic, Bradaric
Forwards: Mandzukic, Perisic, Kalinic, Kramaric, Pjaca, Rebic