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The 22-year-old centre-back has failed to prove his fitness after taking a knock to his foot during last month's Coupe de France triumph and will not travel to Poland and Ukraine

CROATIA
GROUP C
HOW THEY QUALIFIED
P
PTS
 GREECE 10 24
 CROATIA 10 22
 ISRAEL 10 16
 LATVIA 10 11
 GEORGIA 10 10
 MALTA 10 1
*Croatia secured qualification with a play-off victory over Turkey

Croatia boss Slaven Bilic has been forced to leave defender Dejan Lovren out of his final Euro 2012 squad due to injury.

The Lyon centre-back has failed to recover from a foot problem he sustained in last month's Coupe de France final success over Quevilly.

Lovren is one of four players cut from Bilic's provisional panel, with Hajduk Split goalkeeper Goran Blazevic, Dinamo Zagreb defender Sime Vrsaljko and Dnipro attacker Nikola Kalinic also having been axed.

Croatia play Norway in Oslo on Friday before heading for Poland, where they will kick off their European Championship campaign against Republic of Ireland on June 10.

The Croats, who qualified courtesy of a play-off win over Turkey, also have Italy and Spain for company in Group C.

Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Stipe Pletikosa Rostov
Danijel Subasic Monaco
Ivan Kelava Dinamo Zagreb
Defenders:  
Vedran Corluka Tottenham
Josip Simunic Dinamo Zagreb
Gordon Schildenfeld Eintracht Frankfurt
Darijo Srna Shakhtar Donetsk
Domagoj Vida Dinamo Zagreb
Danijel Pranjic Bayern Munich
Jurica Buljat Maccabi Haifa
Ivan Strinic Dnipro
Midfielders:  
Luka Modric Tottenham
Ognjen Vukojevic Dynamo Kiev
Tomislav Dujmovic Dinamo Moscow
Ivan Perisic Dortmund
Ivan Rakitic Sevilla
Niko Kranjcar Tottenham
Milan Badelj Dinamo Zagreb
Attackers:  
Eduardo Shakhtar Donetsk
Ivica Olic Bayern Munich
Mario Mandzukic Wolfsburg
Nikica Jelavic Everton
Ivo Ilicevic Hamburg

 

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