The squad of the Croatia national football team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia includes the following:
Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb).
Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Strinic (Sampodria), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico), Josip Piveric (Dynamo Kyiv), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer), Duje Caleta-Car (Salzburg).
Midfielders: Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic (Real), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka).
Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter), Nilkola Kalinic (Milan), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marco Pjaca (Schalke), Ante Rebic (Eintracht).
The Croatia national football team goes to the World Cup as a dark-horse candidate. Betting Companies don't consider them to get favourites of the tournament. But in our opinion, Croatia is quite capable to fight for medals.
The most powerful line of the team is midfielders with football players of Real Madrid (Modric, Kovacic), Barcelona (Rakitic) and Inter Milan (Perisic, Brozovic).
On the group stage the Croats face the teams of Iceland, Argentina and Nigeria. If they manage to leave such a hard group from the first place, the getting of Croatia into the semi-final of the World Cup won`t be a surprise.