Croatia coach Ante Cacic has included a handful of promising youngsters to complement the stalwarts in his 23-man squad for next month's European Championship in France.
Defender Tin Jedvaj, midfielders Ante Coric and Marko Rog and forward Marko Pjaca claimed their berths at the expense of Duje Caleta-Car, Alen Halilovic and Domagoj Antolic.
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is not part of the squad after he was left out of the provisional panel following a bust-up with Cacic.
"Every player involved in the build-up deserved to be in the squad and I had to decide which players we needed the most," Cacic said.
"Coric and Rog were preferred to Halilovic and Antolic because I assessed the latter two would find it more difficult to handle being fringe players at Euro 2016.
"Also, I wanted to reward Coric and Rog for exceptional efforts in the build-up and the fine club season they've had," he added, referring to the Dinamo Zagreb pair.
Experienced defender Vedran Corluka also made the cut despite suffering an ankle injury in training today, which reportedly requires a scan to determine the damage.
Croatia's hopes will largely rest on the form of influential midfielders Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic, especially Modric who shone in Real's shootout win over city rivals Atletico in Saturday's Champions League final.
Former Leicester City striker Andrej Kramaric, who last week made his January loan to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim permanent, was also included after helping his new club avoid relegation.
Croatia have been drawn in Group D alongside holders Spain, Czech Republic and Turkey.
Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic, Ivan Vargic
Defenders: Vedran Corluka, Darijo Srna, Domagoj Vida, Sime Vrsaljko, Gordon Schildenfeld, Ivan Strinic, Tin Jedvaj
Midfielders: Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Ivan Rakitic, Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Perisic, Milan Badelj, Marko Rog, Ante Coric
Forwards: Mario Mandzukic, Nikola Kalinic, Marko Pjaca, Duje Cop, Andrej Kramaric