Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has omitted Goran Blazevic, Sime Vrsaljko, Nikola Kalinic and Dejan Lovren from his final 23-man squad for Euro 2012.
Bilic named an initial 27-man selection and the main surprise is the decision to select Jurica Buljat ahead of Vrsaljko. The Croatia boss had hoped to take Lovren but an injury doubt prevented him from doing so.
"I told four players that they can go home but I also told them to be ready to come if there are any injuries," Bilic said. "Lovren's medical tests were not good so without him we were down to three central defenders, and I decided to keep Jurica Buljat in the team as a result."
Croatia face Norway in a friendly on Saturday before opening their European Championship campaign against Ireland on June 10.
Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa (Rostov), Ivan Kelava (Dinamo Zagreb), Danijel Subasic (AS Monaco)
Defenders: Jurica Buljat (Maccabi Haifa), Vedran Corluka (Tottenham Hotspur), Danijel Pranjic (Bayern Munich), Gordon Schildenfeld (Eintracht Frankfurt), Josip Simunic (Dinamo Zagreb), Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk), Ivan Strinic (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Domagoj Vida (Dinamo Zagreb)
Midfielders: Milan Badelj (Dinamo Zagreb), Tomislav Dujmovic (Dinamo Moscow), Ivo Ilicevic (Hamburg SV), Niko Kranjcar (Tottenham Hotspur), Luka Modric (Tottenham Hotspur), Ivan Perisic (Borussia Dortmund), Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla), Ognjen Vukojevic (Dynamo Kiev)
Forwards: Eduardo (Shakhtar Donetsk), Nikica Jelavic (Everton), Mario Mandzukic (Wolfsburg), Ivica Olic (Wolfsburg).