No surprises here.
Zlatko Dalić has named his preliminary squad for EURO 2021. It’s never really about the 26-man squad, rather the Starting XI that gets supporters going. I predict that Dinamo’s Joško Gvardiol will be capped for the first time by the Croatian senior side in June friendlies vs. Armenia and Belgium. Ivanušec could get some playing time in those matches as well.
Other than that it will be the usual suspects. But will Dalić go with Lovren/Vida in the back for the tournament or finally turn to DCC? Ante Budimir has been on absolute fire in La Liga and has had a much more complete season that Bruno Petković in the striker position. It appears Nikola Vlašić will be at 100% after a knee scare two weeks ago.
How should the Vatreni line up?