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  • Emanuele Piccirillo

Croatia has become a talent factory over the years. With a population of only 4 million the national team collected three World Cup medals, 2 bronze (1998 & 2022) & 1 silver (2018). Let's take a look

Toni Silić, GK - 07.05.2004 (18) NK DUGOPOLJE / HAJDUK

- excellent reflexes

- dominates the box

- strong aerial ability

- great physical strength & natural fitness


Mario Vušković, CB – 16.11.2001 (21) HSV

- complete, elegant & dominant centre-back

- tall & physically imposing

- great passes through first & second line

- dominant in the air


Maro Katinić, CB – 13.04.2004 (18) NK BRAVO / DINAMO ZAGREB

- well-timed tackles & interceptions

- likes to make sliding tackles

- great situational awareness

- excellent range of passing at all distances

- good technical ability

- great passes through first & second line


Mauro Perković, CB – 22.03.2003 (19) NK ISTRA

- left footed

- complete and dominant centre-back

- can also play as a left-back

- very good pace, agility & coordination

- can play in a high-line


Marko Bulat, DM – 26.09.2001 (21) DINAMO ZAGREB

- dictates the play

- great passing ability at all distances

- good through balls & key passes

- ball-carrying

- very good technical ability

- good pace & acceleration


Niko Rak, DM – 26.07.2003 (19) HNK SIBENIK

- strong distribution

- excellent range of passing at all distances

- very good technical ability

- great sense of positioning


Luka Sučić, CM – 08.09.2002 (20) RB SALZBURG

- left footed

- very good agility & coordination

- finds the space well between the lines

- very good technical ability

- great passing ability at all distances

- good mid-range & long-range shooting skills

- dominant in the air


Marko Brkljača, AM – 15.07.2004 (18) DINAMO ZAGREB

- left footed

- strong in 1v1 situations

- great acceleration & change of pace

- technical & creative player

- excellent range of passing at all distances

- good finisher


Lovro Zvonarek, AM – 08.05.2005 (17) BAYERN MÜNCHEN

- creative and dynamic number 8

- can also play as an advanced playmaker

- player with very good technical ability

- great passing ability at all distances

- finds the space well between the lines

- works hard in pressing


Luka Stojković, AM – 28.10.2003 (19) LOKOMOTIVA

- can also play as a winger

- cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

- good pace & agility

- good through balls & key passes


Lukas Kačavenda, AM – 02.03.2003 (19) LOKOMOTIVA

- advanced playmaker

- very good technical ability

- can perform at all midfield positions

- excellent vision and awareness

- good mid-range and long-range shooting skills

- dangerous on the counter


Martin Baturina, AM - 01.02.2004 (19) DINAMO ZAGREB

- capable of playing in various tactical systems

- excellent technical ability - great vision & passing ability

- very intelligent movement & positioning


Gabriel Vidović, AM – 01.12.2003 (19) VITESSE / BAYERN MÜNCHEN

- great pace, agility & coordination

- very good off-the-ball movement

- finds the space well between the lines

- creative player with very good technical ability

- strong in 1v1 situations


Ivan Šaranić, RW – 12.05.2003 (19) NK VARAZDIN / DINAMO ZAGREB

- left footed

- inside forward

- likes to attack through half space/centrally

- good technical ability

- good direct & indirect set-piece taker

- great passing ability at all distances

- strong in 1v1 situations


Mateo Lisica, RW – 09.07.2003 (19) NK ISTRA

- can also play as RB

- great pace & acceleration

- strong in 1v1 situations

- great pace & agility


Stipe Biuk, LW – 26.12.2002 (20) LAFC

- inside forward

- very good technical ability

- great pace & acceleration

- strong in 1v1 situations


Dion Beljo, CF – 01.03.2002 (20) AUGSBURG

- left footed

- tall & physically imposing

- very good with his back to goal

- great at holding the ball

- decent aerial ability


Roko Šimić, CF – 10.09.2003 (19) FC ZÜRICH / RB SALZBURG

- tall & physically imposing

- great at holding the ball

- excellent target-man with great back-to-goal play

- good technical ability

- mix of physicality & technique

- clean first touch


Marin Ljubičić, CF – 28.02.2002 (20) LASK

- complete striker

- physical strength

- aerial threat

- clinical finisher

- great sense of positioning

- strong in 1v1 situations


Leonardo Vonić, CF – 10.07.2003 (19) NÜRNBERG

- clinical finisher

- aerial threat

- strong in 1v1 situations

- physical strength

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