Croatia’s 30-man World Cup provisional squad has players from Southampton, Hull & QPR but not Alen Halilovic

Croatia, who playing the opening match of the 2014 World Cup against Host nation Brazil in just 29 days, have announced their 30-man World Cup provisional squad.

The Croatian team has a handful of English based players.

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren and Hull striker Nikica Jelavic has both been selected, as has QPR midfielder Nico Kranjcar.

The bring draws in the Croatian team are Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic.

The big omission from the squad was the absence of teenager starlet Alen Halilovic, after the 17-year-old agreed to move to Barcelona from Dinamo Zagreb earlier in the season.

Croatia’s 30-man World Cup provisional squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa (Rostov), Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Oliver Zelenika (Dinamo Zagreb).

Defenders: Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk), Dejan Lovren (Southampton), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Gordon Schildenfeld (Panathinaikos), Danijel Pranjic (Panathinaikos), Ivan Strinic (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kiev), Sime Vrsaljko (Genoa), Igor Bubnjic (Udinese).

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla), Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers), Ognjen Vukojevic (Dynamo Kiev), Ivan Perisic (Wolfsburg), Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan), Milan Badelj (Hamburg), Ivo Ilicevic (Hamburg), Marcelo Brozovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Ivan Mocinic (Rijeka), Mario Pasalic (Hajduk Split), Sammir (Getafe).

Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich), Ivica Olic (Wolfsburg), Eduardo (Shakhtar Donetsk), Nikica Jelavic (Hull City), Ante Rebic (Fiorentina), Duje Cop (Dinamo Zagreb).

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