Croatia name squad for Nigeria and others (photo credit:

One of the countries Nigeria would meet at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia Croatia have named their final squad of 23 players for the tournament.

Head coach of the Europeans Zlatko Dalic had released a preliminary list consisting of 32 players last Monday, but has now dropped eight from the list.

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As expected, top players like Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Dejan Lovren, Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic made the cut.

Also listed are veteran defender Vedran Corluka, Monaco’s goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic.

Full squad

Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic

Vedran Corluka, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Josip Pivaric, Tin Jedvaj, Matej Mitrovic, Duje Caleta-Car

Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Filip Bradaric

Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante Rebic