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  • EURO U-17 Final Draw in Zagreb: "This is a challenge"

    03.04.2017.

    EURO U-17 Final Draw in Zagreb: "This is a challenge"

    UEFA Under-17 European Championships Final Draw was made on Monday in Zagreb. Croatia U-17, as the hosts, was drawn into Group A alongside Italy, Turkey, and Spain. The Croatia - Italy opening match...

  • Čačić: "I wish Pjaca a speedy and successful recovery"

    30.03.2017.

    Čačić: "I wish Pjaca a speedy and successful recovery"

    Croatia head coach Ante Čačić has commented on the serious injury Marko Pjaca sustained during the international friendly with Estonia. Head coach Čačić has sent a message of support to 21-year old...

  • Marko Pjaca sustained a serious injury

    29.03.2017.

    Marko Pjaca sustained a serious injury

    Juventus winger and Croatia international Marko Pjaca is out of action for a longer period of time due to injury sustained during a friendly match at Estonia on Tuesday. In the 64th minute of the...

  • Estonia defeats Croatia in Tallinn friendly

    28.03.2017.

    Estonia defeats Croatia in Tallinn friendly

    In the ninth encounter with the Estonians, Croatia national football team had to admit defeat for the first time. ESTONIA - CROATIA 3:0 (1:0)Friendly international.A. Le Coq Arena...

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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.
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. That was the first match of the Croatian national team after the declaration of independence.

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.

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