Modric set for Croatia return

2015-03-17 09:34
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric (Supplied)
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric (Supplied)

Zagreb - Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was named Monday by coach Niko Kovac in Croatia's 25-man squad for a 2016 European championship qualifier against Norway in Zagreb on March 28.

The former Croatia captain expressed his delight at the participation of Modric and Wolsfburg forward Ivan Perisic, who were both recently injured.

"I hope that they will stay in good health so we can face Norway with the strongest team," said Kovac.

Croatia are top of Group H equal on 10 points with Italy after four matches.

Norway are third with nine points, in a group that also includes Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Malta.

"In qualifiers played so far Norway showed they deserve a maximum respect. They are a high quality, tough team, against whom one has to play at the top level," Kovac said.

"We know what the stakes are for both squads in the match and we're looking forward to that challenge."



Danijel Subasic (Monaco/FRA), Lovre Kalinic (Hajduk Split), Ivan Vargic (Rijeka)


Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk/UKR), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow/RUS), Danijel Pranjic (Panathinaikos/GRE), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool/ENG), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kiev/UKR), Gordon Schildenfeld (Panathinaikos/GRE), Sime Vrsaljko (Sassuolo/ITA), Ivan Tomecak (Rijeka), Marin Leovac (Rijeka)


Luka Modric (Real Madrid/ESP), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona/ESP), Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan/ITA), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina/ITA), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan/ITA), Alen Halilovic (Barcelona B/ESP)


Ivica Olic (Hamburger SV/GER), Mario Mandzukic (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Ivan Perisic (Wolfsburg/GER), Ante Rebic (RB Leipzig/GER), Andrej Kramaric (Leicester/ENG), Anas Sharbini (Rijeka), Marko Pjaca (Dinamo Zagreb)

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