World Cup 2022: Croatia – Official squad at the World Cup 2022: players, shirt numbers, coaches and supervisors

After finishing runners-up in the 2018 World Cup, Croatia also has a lot planned for the 2022 World Cup. Squad, players, shirt numbers, coaches and supervisors: SPOX looks at the Croatian team.

Three games and three wins in the group against Argentina (3-0), Nigeria (2-0) and Iceland (2-1), Denmark eliminated in the round of 16 (1-1 aet, 3-2 pens ), Russia eliminated in quarter-finals (2-2 aet, 4-3 pens), England eliminated in semi-finals (2-1 aet): Croatia were certainly the biggest surprise at the 2018 World Cup in Russia .

In the end, the only thing missing for an all-round perfect tournament was victory in the final, which was denied. Luka Modric and Co. lost 4-2 to France. The Real Madrid midfield star was nonetheless named Player of the Tournament and subsequently World Player of the Year, European Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or winner.

After the 2018 World Cup, which was successful after all, the Croatians will want to go a similar distance at the 2022 World Cup. SPOX takes a look at the squad and the team behind the team.

Croatia – Official squad for the 2022 World Cup: players, shirt numbers

The big star of the team is still captain Modric. The playmaker is already 37 years old, but is still one of the absolute regulars at Real and Croatia. Modric proves that in some cases age really is just a number.

With Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig), Borna Sosa (VfB Stuttgart), Josip Stanisic (Bayern Munich), Kristijan Jakic (Eintracht Frankfurt) and Andrej Kramaric (TSG Hoffenheim), there are five Bundesliga professionals in the “Kockasti” ( German: the Karen).

This is Croatia’s 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup.

team part player association shirt number
GATE Dominik Livakovic Dinamo Zagreb 1
GATE Ivica Ivusic NK Osijek 23
GATE Ivo Grbic Atlético Madrid 12
DEFENSE Domagoj Vida AEK Athens 21
DEFENSE Dejan Lovren Zenith St. Petersburg 6
DEFENSE Borna Barisic Glasgow Rangers 3
DEFENSE Josip Juranovic Celtic 22
DEFENSE Josko Gvardiol RB Leipzig 20
DEFENSE Borna Sosa VfB Stuttgart 19
DEFENSE Josip Stanisic FC Bayern Munich 2
DEFENSE Martin Erlic US Sassuolo 5
DEFENSE Josip Sutalo Dinamo Zagreb 24
MIDFIELD Luka Modric real Madrid 10
MIDFIELD Mateo Kovacic Chelsea FC 8th
MIDFIELD Marcelo Brozovic Inter Milan 11
MIDFIELD Mario Pasalic Atalanta Bergamo 15
MIDFIELD Nikola Vlasic FC Torino 13
MIDFIELD Lovro Mayer Stade Rennes 7
MIDFIELD Kristian Jakic Eintracht Frankfurt 26
MIDFIELD Luka Sucic Red Bull Salzburg 25
ATTACK Andrei Kramaric TSG Hoffenheim 9
ATTACK Bruno Petkovic Dinamo Zagreb 16
ATTACK Ante Budimir CA Osasuna 17
ATTACK Marko Livaja Hajduk Split 14
ATTACK Ivan Perisic Tottenham Hotspur 4
ATTACK Mislav Orsic Dinamo Zagreb 18

Croatia – Official squad at the 2022 World Cup: coaches, support staff

The Croatian selection is still led by Zlatko Dalic. The 56-year-old, born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, has been the national coach since 2017. So under Dalic, whose contract runs until June 30, 2024, Croatia excelled at the 2018 World Cup.

The former midfielder works with four assistant coaches, three of whom are quite well-known: Ivica Olic (formerly FC Bayern Munich, Hamburger SV and VfL Wolfsburg, among others) has been working as an assistant since October 2017, and in May 2021 Vedran Corluka (formerly including Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City), and finally in November 2021 Mario Mandzukic (once FC Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Juventus, among others).

Fourth in the squad is 59-year-old Croatian Drazen Ladic, while 57-year-old Croatian Marjan Mrmic works as a goalkeeping coach and 35-year-old Scotsman Marc Rochon works as an analyst.

The team behind the team also consists of two kit officers (Zeljko Mesic, Mladen Pilcic), a team manager (Iva Olivari), three doctors (Dr. Zoran Bahtijarevic, Dr. Boris Nemec, Dr. Tomislav Vlahovic) and four physiotherapists (Bojan Radanovic, Nderim Rezaj), two of whom are German: Thomas Sennewald and Carlos Sternecker.

Croatia at the 2022 World Cup: games in the preliminary round

Croatia is in Group F at the World Cup with Morocco, Belgium and Canada.

date Time (CET) encounter location
Wednesday, 11/23 11.00 a.m Morocco – Croatia al-Khour (al-Bayt Stadium)
Sunday, November 27th 5 p.m Croatia – Canada ar-Rayyan (Khalifa International Stadium)
Thursday, December 1st 4 p.m Croatia – Belgium Doha (al-Thumama Stadium)

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