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  • It was a privilege to have Vedran Ćorluka

    11.08.2018.

    It was a privilege to have Vedran Ćorluka

    Croatia vice-captain Vedran Ćorluka retires from the national team as a Club 100 member, one of the best Croatia defenders, and a symbol of persistence, perseverance, and team spirit. A month after...

  • Farewell to my favourite jersey

    10.08.2018.

    Farewell to my favourite jersey

    Croatia vice-captain, World Cup runner-up and one of the Club 100 members, Vedran Ćorluka, retires from international duty. In 2002, when I put on this jersey for the first time, I was just a...

  • Nikola Kalinić joins Atletico Madrid

    10.08.2018.

    Nikola Kalinić joins Atletico Madrid

    Croatia striker Nikola Kalinić has completed his transfer from AC Milan to Atletico Madrid. Following a season at AC Milan, Nikola Kalinić signed a three-year contract with Atletico Madrid, Spanish...

  • Luka Modrić in contention for UCL Midfielder of the Year

    09.08.2018.

    Luka Modrić in contention for UCL Midfielder of the Year

    Croatia captain is once again nominated for the award he received last year, with Dejan Lovren and Ivan Rakitić also selected in the elite. This year, on 30 August - at the Champions League group...

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Croatian national football team /

Throughout history

1907.
1940.
1956.
1990.
1994.
1994.
1996.
1998.
1998.
1999.
2002.
2004.
2006.
2008.
2012.
2014.
2016.
1998

The first two unofficial matches of the Croatian national team were played in Prague, against Slavia. The Czechs won both matches (15:2 i 20:0).

The first match of the Croatian national team, which then represented the state of Banovina Hrvatska, was played. On April 2nd, Croatia beat Switzerland in Zagreb 4:0. Representing Banovina Hrvatska and Nezavisna Država Hrvatska (The Independent State of Croatia), the Croatian national team played 19 matches, with nine wins, four draws and six defeats.

As a part of former Yugoslavia, Croatian national team played one international match. In Zagreb, Croatia beat Indonesia 5:2.

On October 17th, 1990, Croatian national football team played a friendly against the United States at Maksimir Stadium and won 2:1.

The first appearance of the Croatian senior national team in an official competition was recorded in Tallinn, in a qualifier for UEFA EURO 1996 against Estonia. Croatia won 2:0. A month later, in Zagreb, Croatia played the first home match in an official competition, against Lithuania (2:0).

Croatian national team won a FIFA award for the Best Mover of the Year.

In its first major tournament, Croatia won 5th place at the UEFA European Championships in England 1996.

Playing only the second major tournament, and the first FIFA World Cup, Croatia won the bronze medal with a win over Netherlands in France 1998. With six goals, Davor Šuker won the award for the best goalscorer of the tournament.

Croatian national team won a FIFA award for the Best Mover of the Year.

Croatian national team achieved its best position in the FIFA rankings. From January to April 1999, Croatia claimed the third place.

Croatia participated in the final tournament of the FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan 2002.

Croatia participated in the final tournament of the UEFA European Championships in Portugal 2004.

Croatia participated in the final tournament of the FIFA World Cup in Germany 2006.

Croatia participated in the final tournament of the UEFA European Championships in Austria and Switzerland 2008, and reached the quarter-final stage.

Croatia participated in the final tournament of the UEFA European Championships in Poland and Ukraine 2012.

Croatia participated in the final tournament of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil 2014.

Croatia participated in the final tournament of the UEFA European Championships in France 2012 and lost in the second round against later champion Portugal.

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