Croatia Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Croatia World Cup Squad Photos

Croatia boasts a star-studded midfield built around its captain and best player, Luka Modric. Ukraine soccer icon Andriy Shevchenko called Modric “one of the best midfielders ever,” and indeed, when the 32-year-old lines up alongside Real Madrid teammate Mateo Kovacic, Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic, and Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, the Vatreni might just have the best central grouping in the competition. The big question: Can coach Zlatko Dalic get all of the pieces to work together? The team disappointed during the qualification phase and it wouldn’t be a huge shock if it did so again in a loaded Group D.

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

Ivan Rakitic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ivan Rakitic Luka Modric Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Luka Modric Duje Caleta-Car Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Duje Caleta-Car

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Mateo Kovacic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mateo Kovacic Lovre Kalinic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Lovre Kalinic Vedran Corluka Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Vedran Corluka Milan Badelj Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Milan Badelj Danijel Subasic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Danijel Subasic Ante Rebic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ante Rebic Marko Pjaca Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Marko Pjaca Domagoj Vida Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Domagoj Vida Josip Pivaric Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Josip Pivaric Nikola Kalinic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Nikola Kalinic Dominik Livakovic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Dominik Livakovic Filip Bradaric Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Filip Bradaric Dejan Lovren Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Dejan Lovren Marcelo Brozovic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Marcelo Brozovic Tin Jedvaj Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Tin Jedvaj Andrej Kramaric Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Andrej Kramaric Mario Mandzukic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mario Mandzukic Sime Vrsaljko Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Sime Vrsaljko Ivan Strinic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ivan Strinic Ivan Perisic Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ivan Perisic



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