Dejan Lovren omitted from Croatia's provisional Euro 2016 squad

The Liverpool defender had fallen out with manager Ante Cacic after seeking assurances that he would be a starting player

Dejan Lovren omitted from Croatia's provisional Euro 2016 squad

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 Dejan Lovren did not make the cut for Croatia's 27-man provisional squad for Euro 2016 and will not travel to France this sumemr, after a reported but up with management.

The Liverpool defender is reported to have approached manager Ante Cacic demanding a starting position in the team and if he did not get one, he would not travel to France.

"I already said when appointed as coach that the Croatia squad is above any individual," said Cacic, "I will not give up that view for anyone.

"In Croatia's locker room there is no place for ultimatums, there should be respect for the Croatian jersey, team-mates and coach.”

"Playing in the national team requires good form and total commitment at club and international level. We want to keep a sound atmosphere in the dressing-room.

"I haven't closed the door on Lovren for good, he can return one day if he realises that he has to be a team player," he continued.

"When it dawns on him that he can't look down on his team-mates, the staff and the coach, he will perhaps find a way to get back in."

Croatia's Provisional Squad in full

Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Hajduk Split), Ivan Vargic (Rijeka), Dominik Livakovic (NK Zagreb)

Defenders: Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk), Sime Vrsaljko (Sassuolo), Gordon Schildenfeld (Dinamo Zagreb), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kiev), Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg), Ivan Strinic (Napoli)

Midfielders: Marko Rog (Dinamo Zagreb), Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Domagoj Antolic (Dinamo Zagreb), Ante Coric (Dinamo Zagreb), Ivan Perisic (Inter), Alen Halilovic (Sporting Gijon, on loan from Barcelona)

Forwards: Marko Pjaca (Dinamo Zagreb), Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina), Duje Cop (Malaga, on loan from Dinamo Zagreb), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim, on loan from Leicester City)