With the FIFA World Cup in Qatar just a week away, all the participating nations are starting to announce their final squads for the tournament.

And, just a while ago, Croatia announced their 26-man squad for the quadrennial extravaganza that will take place in Qatar, with Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric included in the squad.

It is hardly a surprise to see the 37-year-old veteran be named in the squad. He remains a vital part of the Vatreni setup and will again be looking to enjoy a strong run in the tournament after having led his national team to the finals of the World Cup in 2018 in Russia.

Modric is the most-capped player in the history of the Croatian national team, having accumulated 154 appearances since making his debut for the country in 2006. He is also the fifth-highest goalscorer for the Vatreni with 23 goals.

Confirmed squad

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Ivica Ivusic (Osijek), Ivo Grbic (Atletico Madrid)

Defenders: Domagoj Vida (AEK Athens), Dejan Lovren (Zenit Saint Petersburg), Borna Barisic (Rangers), Josip Juranovic (Celtic), Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig), Borna Sosa (Stuttgart), Josip Stanisic (Bayern Munich), Martin Erlic (Sassuolo), Josip Sutalo (Dinamo Zagreb)

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan), Mario Pasalic (Atalanta), Nikola Vlasic (Torino), Lovro Majer (Rennes), Kristijan Jakic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Luka Sucic (Red Bull Salzburg)

Forwards: Ivan Perisic (Tottenham), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Mislav Orsic (Dinamo Zagreb), Ante Budimir (Osasuna), Marko Livaja (Hajduk Split


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