The fifth striker will be KaliniÄ‡.Among 23 players is PokrivaÄ, but not VranjeÅ¡ and BabiÄ‡.From young players to Austria are going Rijeka’s captain Anas Sharbini and Manuel PamiÄ‡.BiliÄ‡ also talked to KriÅ¾anac.
Although there was one version that Croatian selector will announce wider list for Euro, he immediately decided for a list of 23 names and additional two young players who got pre-calling. Among candidates there’s no surprise, there are mainly players who played the qualifications and as the fifth striker was chosen Nikola KaliniÄ‡.
In Austria is also going Monaco’s midfielder Nikola PokrivaÄ, but not Dino DrpiÄ‡, Jurica VranjeÅ¡, Marko babiÄ‡, BoÅ¡ko Balaban and Mario MandÅ¾ukiÄ‡.
“I would be the happiest if they could go with us. I talked with them and explained them why they were not chosen and said thank to each of them.Of course they are disappointed what is understandable, but I told them to be ready if something happens during the preparations.”, BiliÄ‡ said.
When talking about young players BiliÄ‡ chose Red Bull Salzburg’s left-back Manuel PamiÄ‡ and Rijeka’s captain Anas Sharbini.He said they didn’t get a call just to get used to national team environment and to meet team-mates or as the award for their game but because they are young and talented and because they play on positions where we are weak.
“I didn’t call Sharbini for the future.If,I hope not, something happens on Euro,then we may need him even now. We can’t just like that forget an incident he made (conflict with young team selector LadiÄ‡) and he’ll get what he deserves from us to not repeat that again.”, said BiliÄ‡.
BiliÄ‡’s list for Euro:
|Stipe Pletikosa (Spartak)|
|Vedran Runje (Lens)|
|Robert KovaÄ (Borussia D.)|
|Dario Å imiÄ‡ (Milan)|
|Hrvoje VejiÄ‡ (Tom)|
|Danijel PranjiÄ‡ (Heerenveen)|
|Niko KovaÄ (Red Bull Salzburg)|
|Niko KranjÄar (Portsmouth)|
|Nikola PokrivaÄ (Monaco)|
|Ivan RakitiÄ‡ (Schalke 04)|
|Igor Budan (Parma)|
|Ivan KlasniÄ‡ (Werder)|
|Manuel PamiÄ‡ (Red Bull Salzburg)|
|Anas Sharbini (Rijeka)|
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