Croatia Euro 2024 Squad

Croatia’s Euro 2024 Squad Led by Luka Modric, Josko Gvardiol, and Mateo Kovacic

Croatian manager Zlatko Dalic has announced his 25-man preliminary team ahead of the European championships in June 2024. The Croatian national team will be led by Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, who will be partaking in the European championships for the fifth time in his international career. The 39-year-old veteran will likely be representing his nation at a major international tournament for the last time before announcing his retirement.

The Croatia national team has never progressed past the quarter-final stage of the European championships and will be aiming to move further when they head for the 2024 edition of the tournament. Let’s take a look at the recently announced Croatia Euro 2024 Squad.

Marquee players like Luka Modric, Josko Gvardiol, Mateo Kovacic, and Marcelo Brozovic are some high-profile players added to the list. Croatia’s most successful manager, Dalic, will rely on a similar squad that finished in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakovic (Fenerbahce), Ivica Ivusic (Pafos), Nediljko Labrovic (Rijeka)

Defenders: Domagoj Vida (AEK Athens), Josip Juranovic (Union Berlin), Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City), Borna Sosa (Ajax), Josip Stanisic (Bayer Leverkusen), Josip Sutalo (Ajax), Martin Erlic (Sassuolo), Marin Pongracic (Lecce)

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Mateo Kovacic (Manchester City), Marcelo Brozovic (Al-Nassr), Mario Pasalic (Atalanta), Nikola Vlasic (Torino), Lovro Majer (Wolsfburg), Luka Ivanusec (Feyenoord), Luka Sucic (RB Salzburg), Martin Baturina (Dinamo Zagreb)

Forwards: Ivan Perisic (Hajduk Split), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Marko Pjaca (Rijeka), Ante Budimir (Osasuna), Marco Pasalic (Rijeka)

Some notable exclusions include Ivo Grbic, Dejan Lovren, Borna Barisic, Marko Livaja, Mislav Orsic and Kristijan Jakic.

How many players is Croatia allowed to take for Euro 2024?

According to UEFA, all national teams have to submit their final squad by June 7, 2024. The final squads must be registered seven days before the start of the tournament. Every Euro 2024 squad will consist of 26 players after UEFA initially announced only 23 players were to be registered.