Bilic names Eduardo

18 March 2009 02:46
Croatia manager Slaven Bilic has named Arsenal striker Eduardo in his 25-man squad for the upcoming 2010 World Cup qualifier with Andorra.[LNB] Eduardo is currently sidelined with a groin injury but Bilic remains confident the forward will be fit for the fixture on 1st April.[LNB]Tottenham's Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka, and Portsmouth's Niko Kranjcar have also been included.[LNB]Hajduk Split midfielder Drago Gabric has earned his first call-up following impressive domestic performances. [LNB]However, Hamburg's Mladen Petric is missing as the striker has been ruled out for up to three weeks after rupturing a muscle at the weekend.[LNB]Squad in full:Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa (Spartak Moscow), Vedran Runje (RC Lens), Danijel Subasic (Hajduk Split)[LNB]Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Tottenham), Josip Simunic (Hertha Berlin), Dario Knezevic (Juventus), Ivica Krizanac (Zenit St Petersburg), Hrvoje Vejic (Hajduk Split), Dino Drpic (Karlsruher SC), Danijel Pranjic (Heerenveen), Hrvoje Cale (Trabzonspor)[LNB]Midfielders: Ivan Juric (Genoa), Nikola Pokrivac (Monaco), Ognjen Vukojevic (Dynamo Kiev), Jerko Leko (Monaco), Luka Modric (Tottenham), Niko Kranjcar (Portsmouth), Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk), Ivan Rakitic (Schalke 04), Drago Gabric (Hajduk Split)[LNB]Forwards: Eduardo da Silva (Arsenal), Ivica Olic (Hamburg), Ivan Klasnic (Nantes), Mario Mandzukic (Dinamo Zagreb), Nikola Kalinic (Hajduk Split)[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports