Winger Borna Sosa has been nominated for the Croatian national soccer team for the first time after his outstanding start to the season with Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart. The 23-year-old was called up by national coach Zlatko Dalic for the World Cup qualifiers in Russia (September 1), Slovakia (September 4) and against Slovenia (September 7).
“I’m very happy to have been called up to Croatia’s senior squad. Especially after the situation in the previous months. After more than 50 youth internationals, it’s a great honor to be part of the national team for the first time. Me I’m really looking forward to it, “said Sosa der picture.
Sosa convinced at the Bundesliga start against newly promoted SpVgg Greuther Fürth (5: 1) on Saturday with three assists. Already in the first round of the DFB Cup at the fourth division club BFC Dynamo (6-0), he scored a goal and provided an assist.
Before the European Championship was over, Sosa was surprisingly traded as a candidate for the German national team. After the native Croatian naturalized in May, the DFB, according to director Oliver Bierhoff, had the possibility of eligibility to play in Germany checked. Because Sosa, who now has both passports, was still active for the Croatian U21 at the age of 22, a change of association was no longer possible.