Croatia FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad: 26 Men Probable Player List

Croatia FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad – Croatia is one of the most discussed teams this year as they were runners up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Their impressive run not only helped them to record their best performance at the world cup but also helped to gain a new fan base across the world. In 2022, Croatia came into the tournament with more expectations and fans. Along with Uruguay and Netherlands, Croatia is the second smallest country by population and landmass to reach a World Cup finals. Currently ranked 15th in the world, it will be interesting to see how Croatia performs at FIFA World Cup 2022.

Croatia FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad
Croatia FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad

Past Performances: Croatia at FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup started back in 1930. At that time, Croatia was part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The team debuted under the name of Croatia for the first time in 1998 FIFA World Cup. It was one of the greatest debuts at the FIFA World Cup, as Croatia defeated Germany to finish 3rd overall in the world cup. 

The 2002, 2006 and 2014 were disappointing trips as the team was knocked out in the group stages. In 2010, Croatia failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup which can be recognized as their lowest point till date at FIFA World Cup.

The 2018 Russia World Cup was a special one where the team reached the finals of the FIFA World Cup. Croatia lost to France in the finals to end up runner up.

Year Round Position
1930 Part of Kingdom of Yugoslavia
1950 Part of Yugoslavia
1998 Third place 3rd
2002 Group stage 23rd
2006 Group stage 22nd
2010 Did not qualify
2014 Group stage 19th
2018 Runners-up 2nd

Croatia FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule

Croatia, the 2018 runner up and pooled in Group F along with Belgium, Canada and Morocco. The Croatian team will begin their campaign against Morocco at Al Bayt Stadium on 23rd November 2022. Then they will travel to Khalifa International Stadium to play against Canada on 27th November 2022. The final group stage match will be the mouth watering clash between Belgium and Croatia on 1st December 2022. The match will take place at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.

Date Match Venue
23rd November 2022 Morocco vs Croatia Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
27th November 2022 Croatia vs Canada Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
1st December 2022 Croatia vs Belgium Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan

Croatia FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad: 26 Men Probable Player List

Surely, it is going to be a huge task for Croatia to match or better their 2018 performance. But surely the team will travel to Qatar with the same intent. It is going to be a hard task for the coach, captain and Croatia football federation to finalise their 26 players.

Here we have picked the best and probable 26 players who have the best chance to make it to Qatar.

Pos. Player
GK Dominik Livaković
GK Lovre Kalinić
GK Ivica Ivušić
DF Domagoj Vida (vice-captain)
DF Dejan Lovren
DF Borna Barišić
DF Josip Juranović
DF Joško Gvardiol
DF Borna Sosa
DF Josip Stanišić
DF Martin Erlić
DF Josip Šutalo
MF Luka Modrić (captain)
MF Mateo Kovačić
MF Marcelo Brozović
MF Mario Pašalić
MF Nikola Vlašić
MF Lovro Majer
MF Luka Sučić
FW Ivan Perišić
FW Andrej Kramarić
FW Bruno Petković
FW Mislav Oršić
FW Ante Budimir
FW Marko Livaja

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