Croatia Squad for Kazakhstan and England home World Cup Qualifiers

Croatia’s coach Slaven Bilic announced a 22-man squad on Wednesday for their opening World Cup Group 6 qualifiers next month.

Croatia play two matches in Zagreb, hosting Kazakhstan on Sept. 6 and England four days later.

Goalkeepers

Stipe Pletikosa (Spartak Moscow), Vedran Runje (RC Lens)

Defenders

Vedran Corluka (Manchester City), Dario Simic (Monaco), Robert Kovac (Borussia Dortmund), Josip Simunic (Hertha Berlin), Dario Knezevic (Juventus), Hrvoje Vejic (Tom Tomsk), Ivica Krizanac (Zenit St. Petersburg)

Midfielders

Danijel Pranjic (Heerenveen), Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk), Niko Kovac (Salzburg), Luka Modric (Tottenham), Jerko Leko (Monaco), Ivan Rakitic (Schalke 04), Ognjen Vukojevic (Dynamo Kiev), Nikola Pokrivac (Monaco)

Forwards

Mladen Petric (Hamburg SV), Ivica Olic (Hamburg SV), Ivan Klasnic (Nantes), Nikola Kalinic (Hajduk Split), Mario Mandzukic (Dinamo Zagreb)

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