Croatia Starting Lineup vs Canada: World Cup Starting 11 Announced

Coming off a runner-up finish in 2018, Croatia enters the 2022 World Cup with the 11th shortest odds to win it all. In a group with Belgium, Canada, and Morocco, their path to another elimination round will be markedly tougher than it was 4 years ago — particularly with Belgium looking to make a push. Zlatko Dalic returns to be the manager of this unit as he looks to get this Croatian starting 11 playing as one cohesive unit. For more updates on this Croatian roster and the Croatian starting lineup throughout the World Cup, check out the lists and analysis below.

Croatia Starting 11 Vs. Canada

  • Marko Livaja (FW)
  • Ivan Perisic (FW)
  • Andrej Kramaric (FW)
  • Luka Modric (MF)
  • Marcelo Brozovic (MF)
  • Mateo Kovacic (MF)
  • Josip Juranovic (DF)
  • Dejan Lovren (DF)
  • Josko Gvardiol (DF)
  • Borna Sosa (DF)
  • Dominik Livakovic (GK)

Bench

  • Ivica Ivusic (GK)
  • Ivo Grbic (GK)
  • Domagoj Vida (DF)
  • Josip Sutalo (DF)
  • Borna Barisic (DF)
  • Josip Stanisic (DF)
  • Martin Erlic (DF)
  • Mateo Kovacic (MF)
  • MF: Marcelo Brozovic (MF)
  • MF: Kristijan Jakic (MF)
  • Luka Sucic (MF)
  • Mario Pasalaic (MF)
  • Lovro Majer (MF)
  • Kristijan Jakic (MF)
  • Luka Sucic (MF)
  • Bruno Petkovic (FW)
  • Mislav Orsic (FW)
  • Ante Budimir (FW)
  • Marko Livaja (FW)
  • Nikola Vlasic (MF)

Luka Modric remains the class of this Croatian National team, making his 3rd World Cup appearance since 2006. The 37 year old midfielder, who plays professionally for Real Madrid, returns as captain of this squad and will be crucial to any hopes they have to make another deep run.

Alongside Modric at midfielder, perhaps one of the most important personnel developments as it pertains to this National Team is the addition of Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic.

Many around the Croatian circuit were speculative as to whether or not Brozovic would be included on Dalic’s final roster, given he sustained a hamstring injury in September that had him sidelined for the month of October. His involvement as a starter on this team should give Dalic and his squad more versatility at midfielder, an area where they are already pretty strong.

The Tottenham midfielder, and Croatian National Team veteran Ivan Perisic, will be another familiar face on this national team. He joins Modric as the only other player to represent this team on a national level each year over the last decade.

Croatia will enter the 2022 World Cup as a member of Group F, and will face Morrocco to kick things off.

Croatia Starting Lineup History

Vs. Morocco

  • Andrej Kramarić (FW)
  • Ivan Perisic (FW)
  • Nikola Vlasic (FW)
  • Luka Modric (MF)
  • Marcelo Brozovic (MF)
  • Mateo Kovacic (MF)
  • Josip Juranovic (DF)
  • Dejan Lovren (DF)
  • Josko Gvardiol (DF)
  • Borna Sosa (DF)
  • Dominik Livakovic (GK)

Croatia Starting 11 FAQ

Who Is Croatia’s Starting Goalkeeper?

Dominik Livacovic will get the start at goal for the Croatian National Team in the 2022 World Cup. Livacovic will be making his second world cup appearance, and his first as a starter.

Who Is Croatia’s Starting Striker?

Marko Livaja comes in as Croatia’s starting striker entering the 2022 World Cup. Livaja plays professionally for Hajduk Split in Croatia and will be making his second world cup appearance.

Who Is Croatia’s Best Player?

The best player on the Croatian National Team right now is Luka Modric. The Real Madrid star enters the 2022 FIFA World Cup as a true veteran, racking up over 33,000 minutes in his 17+ year career.

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