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      Croatia World Cup Squad

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      Red8
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      Croatia World Cup Squad
      May 31, 2014 07:20:07 pm
      Croatian coach Niko Kovač announced 23 players going to Brazil

      GKs:
      Stipe Pletikosa (Rostov)
      Danijel SubaÅ”ić (Monaco)
      Oliver Zelenika (Lokomotiva)

      Defenders:
      Darijo Srna (Å ahtar)
      Dejan Lovren (Southampton)
      Vedran Ćorluka (Lokomotiv)
      Gordon Schildenfeld (Panathinaikos)
      Danijel Pranjić (Panathinaikos)
      Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kijev)
      Å ime Vrsaljko (Genoa)

      Midfielders:
      Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
      Ivan Rakitić (Sevilla)
      Mateo Kovačić (Internazionale)
      Ivan PeriÅ”ić (Wolfsburg)
      Ognjen Vukojević (Dynamo Kijev)
      Marcelo Brozović (Dinamo)
      Ivan Močinić (Rijeka)
      Sammir (Getafe)

      Forwards:
      Mario Mandžukić (Bayern)
      Ivica Olić (Wolfsburg)
      Nikica Jelavić (Hull City)
      Ante Rebić (Fiorentina)
      Eduardo Alves da Silva (Å ahtar)
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      to bad Niko Kranjčar has injured in Championship Play-Off Final, but I still believe Croatia can be dark horse of a tournament.
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      Re: Croatia World Cup Squad
      Reply #1: May 31, 2014 07:36:08 pm
      How good is Sammir? He is Brazilian if I'm not mistaken, but a complete unknown around here.
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      Re: Croatia World Cup Squad
      Reply #2: May 31, 2014 08:39:06 pm
      Croatia have a pretty decent squad! Looking at the likes of Modric, Mandzukic, Rakitic, Kovacic, Perisic, Lovren, etc. and I say they could make a fairly deep run if they get the right draw. Can see them getting out the group ahead of Cameroon and Mexico, though Brazil finishes top.
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      Re: Croatia World Cup Squad
      Reply #3: May 31, 2014 09:19:08 pm
      I've got Croatia to finish second in the group. Thought they had a good squad but didn't realise it was this good! Just a shame that they could end up with Spain or Holland in the second round.
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      Re: Croatia World Cup Squad
      Reply #4: May 31, 2014 10:56:00 pm
      How good is Sammir? He is Brazilian if I'm not mistaken, but a complete unknown around here.

      Personally I don't like him. He's got that Brazilian technique, but he just don't run so much and defensively he is very poor. He would not make the squad if there would not be injured midfilders like Niko Kranjčar, Milan Badelj and Ivo Iličevič.

      I've got Croatia to finish second in the group. Thought they had a good squad but didn't realise it was this good! Just a shame that they could end up with Spain or Holland in the second round.

      If they progress from the group everything is possible. In Euro 2012 they almost eliminated Spain in group stage, when Rakitic missed death chance whit header for 1:0  ;)
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      Re: Croatia World Cup Squad
      Reply #5: May 31, 2014 11:08:07 pm
      Decent looking squad there.
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      Re: Croatia World Cup Squad
      Reply #6: Jun 01, 2014 03:10:03 pm
      Didn't realize they had so much quality in their squad. That's a pretty dangerous team right there.

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