Luton keeper Sluga named in Croatia squad to take on Ronaldo and Mbappe

Keepers gets the nod for Nation League ties

By Mike Simmonds
Sunday, 23rd August 2020, 9:29 am
Updated Sunday, 23rd August 2020, 9:34 am
Hatters keeper Simon Sluga
Hatters keeper Simon Sluga

Luton keeper Simon Sluga has been called up by Croatia for the first international matches of the 2020-21 campaign as they take on Portugal and France in the UEFA Nations League.

Zlatko Dalić's side take on Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal at Porto’s Estádio do Dragão on Saturday, September 5, before travelling to Paris to face Kylian Mbappe's French team in the Stade de France on Tuesday, September 8.

Sluga, who has won two previous caps, has been in fine form since the turn of the year, as he made a number of saves to help Town stay in the Championship.

He kept six clean sheets in the last 15 matches of his first campaign in English football to ensure Hatters pulled off the Great Escape, earning a nomination for the Sky Bet Championship player of the month award for June.