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Modric & Mandzukic headline Croatia World Cup squad

The Real Madrid midfielder and Bayern Munich striker headline Niko Kovac's roster for the tournament in Brazil

Croatia head coach Niko Kovac has announced his 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup, with Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic as the star names.

The 42-year-old has named goalkeeper Oliver Zelenika and midfielders Marcelo Brozovic and Ivan Mocinic  in his team while striker Duje Cop and Mario Pasalic were cut from the provisional 30-man squad.

Defender Josip Simunic was unavailable for selection after his 10-match ban for "discriminatory behaviour" was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Croatia face Brazil, Cameroon and Mexico in Group A of the World Cup.

SQUAD IN FULL:

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

Defenders: Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kiev), Sime Vrsaljko (Genoa), Danijel Pranjic (Panathinaikos), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Dejan Lovren (Southampton), Gordon Schindelfeld (Panathinaikos)

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla), Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan), Marcelo Brozovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Ognjen Vukojevic (Dynamo Kiev), Ivan Mocinic (Rijeka), Sammir (Getafe)

Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich), Nikica Jelavic (Hull City), Ivica Olic (Wolfsburg), Eduardo Da Silva (Shakhtar Donetsk), Ivan Perisic (Wolfsburg), Ante Rebic (Fiorentina)

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