Modric, Rakitic In Croatia's W/Cup Squad
Real Madrid’s midfielder Luka Modric arrives at the Osijek courthouse on June 13, 2017 to testify in a multi-million-euro corruption trial against Dinamo Zagreb’s ex chairman. The 31-year-old star midfielder is to give evidence at the trial of controversial Zdravko Mamic, considered the most powerful man in Croatian football, who is being tried along with three others: his brother and former Dinamo Zagreb coach Zoran Mamic, former club director Damir Vrbanovic, and a tax inspector. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Lukas Modric and Ivan Rakitic made Croatia’s 28-man provisional list for the 2018 World Cup where they face Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland in Group D.

Head coach Zlatko Dalic who released the list, told the Croatia football website on Monday that, “In this list are mostly players who we have compiled so far, who have shown the burden of qualification and took Croatia to Russia.”

“I want everyone to remain healthy through the upcoming final club game and to be ready for the preparations, I know that all the players are extremely happy about the gathering and the great challenge ahead of us.”