Zagreb: Croatia will be without three key players for next month`s Euro 2016 qualifiers away to Bulgaria and at home to Azerbaijan.
QPR`s Niko Kranjcar, midfielder Milan Badelj of Fiorentina and Getafe`s Sammir are all absent from the 25-man squad named on Friday by coach Niko Kovac.
But Kovac has called up three uncapped players in Dinamo Zagreb`s midfielder Domagoj Antolic along with defender Ivan Tomecak and midfielder Marko Leskovic, both from Rijeka.
Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco/FRA), Lovre Kalinic (Hajduk Split), Ivan Vargic (Rijeka)
Defenders: Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk/UKR), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow/RUS), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool/ENG), Ivan Strinic (Dnepropetrovsk/UKR), Sime Vrsaljko (Sassuolo/ITA), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kiev/UKR), Marko Leskovic (Rijeka), Hrvoje Milic (Rostov/RUS), Ivan Tomecak (Rijeka)
Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid/ESP), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona/ESP), Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan/ITA), Marcelo Brozovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Danijel Pranjic (Panathinaikos/GRE), Domagoj Antolic (Dinamo Zagreb), Alen Halilovic (Barcelona B/ESP), Ivan Perisic (VfL Wolfsburg/GER)
Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Ivica Olic (VfL Wolfsburg/GER) Nikica Jelavic (Hull City/ENG), Andrej Kramaric (Rijeka), Duje Cop (Dinamo Zagreb)