Town keeper Sluga named in Croatia squad

Luton keeper Simon SlugaLuton keeper Simon Sluga
Luton keeper Simon Sluga
Stopper retains his place ahead of three matches next month

Luton keeper Simon Sluga has once again been named in the Croatia squad by manager Zlatko Dalic for their three matches next month.

Croatia head to Switzerland on October 7 for a friendly, before they aim to bounce back from successive Nations League defeats by Portugal and France with home matches against Sweden (October 11) and France (October 14).

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Captain Luka Modrić returns to the squad after missing the September fixture, whilst there is a call-up for Lille defender Domagoj Bradarić for the first time, although midfielder Ivan Rakitic isn't included after announcing his international retirement earlier this month.

Sluga, 27, who has two caps to his name, the last coming in a 2-1 friendly win over Georgia during November last year, has started the season in good form for Luton, with one clean sheet to his name, in the opening day 1-0 win at Barnsley.

Croatia squad

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković, Simon Sluga, Ivo Grbić.

Defenders: Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Šime Vrsaljko, Tin Jedvaj, Borna Barišić, Duje Ćaleta-Car, Dario Melnjak, Filip Uremović, Domagoj Bradarić.

Midfielders: Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić, Marcelo Brozović, Milan Badelj, Marko Rog, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić.

Strikers: Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Ante Rebić, Josip Brekalo, Bruno Petković, Ante Budimir, Antonio Mirko Čolak.

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