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Croatia without Alilović in battle for Rio

Croatian NT headcoach Željko Babić announced the list of 20 players who will make the roster for the Olympic qualifications in Denmark. The biggest surprise is absence of Mirko Alilović, the first Croatian goalie for a years who decided to make a break due “private reasons”. Babic said that he respects decision of 30-years old member of Veszprem, who was a target of many critics during Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland.

Croatian squad for Qualification tournament where will play also Sweden and Bahrain.


  1. Ivan Pešić – HC Meshkov Brest
  2. Filip Ivić – HC PPD Zagreb
  3. Ivan Stevanović – HC PPD Zagreb
    Left wing:
  4. Manuel Štrlek – HC Vive Tauron Kielce
    Right wings:
  5. Ivan Čupić – HC Vive Tauron Kielce
  6. Zlatko Horvat – HC PPD Zagreb
    Line players:
  7. Ilija Brozović – THW Kiel
  8. Krešimir Kozina – HC Flensburg-Handewitt
  9. Marino Marić – HC Melsungen
    Back players:
  10. Marko Kopljar – HC Barcelona
  11. Luka Šebetić – HC PPD Zagreb
  12. Denis Buntić – HC Vive Tauron Kielce
  13. Igor Karačić – HC Vardar
  14. Luka Cindrić – HC Vardar
  15. Domagoj Duvnjak – THW Kiel
  16. Domagoj Pavlović – HC PPD Zagreb
  17. Marko Mamić – HC Dunkerque
  18. Ivan Slišković – HC Veszprem
  19. Jakov Gojun – HC Füchse Berlin
  20. Stipe Mandalinić – HC PPD Zagreb
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