It’s being reported from multiple news outlets in Croatia that 31 year-old defender, Dejan Lovren, could be ruled out of EURO 2021 due to injury. He did not report to training on Friday and stayed in the team hotel. Lovren has not played for Zenit since April 5th.
In the long run, this could be a blessing in disguise for the Croatian defense. The pairing of Lovren/Vida has been anything but successful since the 2018 World Cup and a changing of the guard – sooner than later – was inevitable.
If Lovren is unable to go, it’s expected that Duje Ćaleta-Car takes his place alongside Vida at center-back with Vrsaljko and Barišić on the outsides.