Lovren included in Croatia's Euro 2012 squad despite foot injury

The young centre-half has made the Balkan nation's selection for the European Championship yet his foot injury could still rule him out of making the eventual 23-man team

Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has announced his provisional 27-man squad for Euro 2012 and there are no major surprises ahead of the summer tournament.

The only real concern for the 43-year-old is the fitness of Dejan Lovren, who injured his foot playing for Olympique Lyonnais in the club's 1-0 Coupe de France final win over Quevilly a fortnight ago.

However, despite the knock, Bilic has opted to include the defender in his selection in the hope he will recover in time to play in Poland and Ukraine.

Elsewhere, there is room for Nikola Kalinic and Ivo Ilicevic with the trainer toying with the idea of selecting one of the forwards in his eventual 23-man squad alongside his usual frontline of Ivica Olic, Eduardo, Mario Mandzukic and Nikica Jelavic.

Croatia have a warm-up friendly versus Estonia on May 25 before travelling to Oslo eight days later to face Norway in their final fixture ahead of the tournament.

Bilic's men have been drawn in Group C alongside Spain, Italy and the Republic of Ireland with the trainer expected to announce his final squad within the next two weeks.

Name Club
Stipe Pletikosa Rostov
Danijel Subasic Monaco
Ivan Kelava Dinamo Zagreb
Goran Blazevic Hajduk Split
Vedran Corluka Leverkusen
Josip Simunic Dinamo Zagreb
Gordon Schildenfeld Eintracht Frankfurt
Darijo Srna Shakhtar Donetsk
Sime Vrsaljko Dinamo Zagreb
Domagoj Vida Dinamo Zagreb
Danijel Pranjic Bayern Munich
Dejan Lovren Olympique Lyon
Jurica Buljat Maccabi Haifa
Ivan Strinic Dnipro
Luka Modric Tottenham
Ognjen Vukojevic Dynamo Kiev
Tomislav Dujmovic Dinamo Moscow
Ivan Perisic Dortmund
Ivan Rakitic Sevilla
Niko Kranjcar Tottenham
Milan Badelj Dinamo Zagreb
Eduaro Shakhtar Donetsk
Ivica Olic Bayern Munich
Mario Mandzukic Wolfsburg
Nikica Jelavic Everton
Nikola Kalinic Dnipro
Ivo Ilicevic Hamburg