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Nigeria Foes Croatia Name Star-Studded 32-Man World Cup Provisional Squad

Nigeria Foes Croatia Name Star-Studded 32-Man World Cup Provisional Squad

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic on Monday named Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic in his 32-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The provisional squad list was announced through the official Twitter handle of the Croatia  Football Federation.
The Croatian will face Nigeria, Iceland and Argentina in the group stage of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Dalic named four goalkeepers, 12 defenders, eight midfielders and eight forwards to compete for places in the final 23-man squad for the Mundial.
Also included in the squad are Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid, Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona and Sime Vrsalijko from Atletico Madrid.
Also called up are the likes of Ivan Perisic, Nikola Kalinic, Marko Rog, Milan Badelj, Ivan Strinic from the Italian Serie A.
Croatia will face Nigeria in their opening Group D game before battling Argentina and Iceland.

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  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    Batism of fire

  • Josiah Oyedele 5 years ago

    I’m eagerly awaiting our provisional list & praying its not a joke.

    Mr Amaju Pinnick on channels T.V this morning said “some agents are putting pressure on me to include their players in the list”.

    He told them he is the ” wrongest” person to meet for that ‘deal’.

    Though Mr Pinnick allayed our fears insisting Mr G R is a professional with integrity…

    But I still keep my fingers crossed because this Croatia’s list is no joke!


  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    Rakitic,modric,kovacic,perisic,manzukic….all this combo can combat any defence and make you piss their running and finishing no be beans…. I can’t stop laughing opening match against this will be a spectacular this croatia team is fearsome than that suker of the oldies. We need serious squad if we are going to stand a chance instead of play and follow hoping to break on counter luck

  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    Good news Nigeria anounuce preliminary squad lokosa junior and simy in idea brown out

  • segunbaba 5 years ago

    fear don dey catch me oo

  • Chike 5 years ago

    I really don’t care what players they have…football is a game of war..Man Vs Man..every team has its lapses,they have theirs’ we’re surely gonna exploit them…Our players are quality and world class and can match any team in the world…All we need is Believe,Unity,Teamwork and the will to fight to the last minute….Soar Super Eagles!!

  • Nnaemeka Christopher 5 years ago

    Bring on Croatia, 1998 Spain came with full squad, still eagles beat them. All we need to do is to pray for our team for favour. Not always the best team wins world cup

  • osymaco 5 years ago

    happy to see the provisional squad but we’re am afraid is on the of goalkeeping the goal keep trainer need to do a nice job there you can see what on our with Argentina