Former Derby County captain and current Croatia manager Igor Stimac has released his squad for their upcoming fixture against Republic of Korea. The game takes place at Craven Cottage on the February 6.
Stimac has decided to give a couple of young starlets a chance in the first-team squad, with Dinamo Zagreb duo Mateo Kovacic and Arijan Ademi both getting the call alongside Hajduk Split midfielder Franko Andrijasevic
Mladen Petric also gets a re-call after a lengthy time away from the national team set-up
Croatian call ups for the game against Republic of Korea:
Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa (Rostov), Dario Krešić (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Defenders: Josip Simunic (Dinamo Zagreb), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kijev), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Gordon Schildenfeld (PAOK), Dejan Lovren (Lyon), Ivan Strinic (Dnjipro), Darijo Srna (Shaktar Donetsk), Mario Maloca (Hajduk)
Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Josip Radosevic (Hajduk), Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla), Sammir (Dinamo Zagreb), Ivan Perisic (Wolfsburg), Niko Kranjcar (Dinamo Kijev), Mateo Kovacic(Dinamo Zagreb), Arijan Ademi (Dinamo), Franko Andrijasevic (Hajduk), Ognjen Vukojevic (Dinamo Kijev)
Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich), Eduardo da Silva (Shaktar Donetsk), Nikica Jelavic (Everton), Nikola Kalinic (Dnjipro), Ivica Olic (Wolfsburg), Mladen Petric (Fulham).
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