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Croatian National Team

Last roster update: Squad list for the European qualifiers play-off matches against Greece (published on 23 October 2017)

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  • Marin Leovac returns to Rijeka

    09.02.2018.

    Marin Leovac returns to Rijeka

    Marin Leovac, defender with four Croatia caps, rejoins the domestic champions Rijeka. Following the two-and-a-half-year spell at Greek side PAOK, Marin Leovac returns to NK Rijeka, as the two sides...

  • Lovre Kalinić awarded as the best goalkeeper in Belgium

    08.02.2018.

    Lovre Kalinić awarded as the best goalkeeper in Belgium

    Croatia international goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić of Belgian side Gent receives the award for the best goalkeeper of Jupiler Pro League. In early 2017, Lovre Kalinić moved from Hajduk Split to KAA Gent...

  • Šime Vrsaljko signs contract extension with Atletico

    07.02.2018.

    Šime Vrsaljko signs contract extension with Atletico

    Croatia international Šime Vrsaljko signed a new contract with his current employer. Atletico Madrid and Šime Vrsaljko agreed upon an one-year contract extension, signing a deal that expires 30 June...

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Report
18.11.2018. 16:00
UNL
England : Croatia
15.11.2018. 21:45
UNL
Croatia : Spain
12.10.2018. 22:45
UNL
Croatia : England
11.09.2018. 22:45
UNL
Spain : Croatia
26.06.2018. 21:00
WC2018
Iceland : Croatia
21.06.2018. 21:00
WC2018
Argentina : Croatia
16.06.2018. 21:00
WC2018
Croatia : Nigeria
27.03.2018.
Mexico : Croatia
23.03.2018. 20:30
Peru : Croatia
12.11.2017. 20:45
WC2018 (PO)
Greece0 : 0Croatia
09.11.2017. 20:45
WC2018 (PO)
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb
Croatia4 : 1Greece
09.10.2017. 20:45
WC2018 (Q)
Ukraine0 : 2Croatia
06.10.2017. 20:45
WC2018 (Q)
HNK Rijeka, Rijeka
Croatia1 : 1Finland
05.09.2017. 20:45
WC2018 (Q)
Turkey1 : 0Croatia
03.09.2017. 14:30
WC2018 (Q)
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb
Croatia1 : 0Kosovo
11.06.2017. 20:45
WC2018 (Q)
Iceland1 : 0Croatia
27.05.2017. 17:06
Friendly
Mexico1 : 2Croatia
28.03.2017. 19:00
Friendly
A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Estonia3 : 0Croatia
24.03.2017. 20:45
WC2018 (Q)
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb
Croatia1 : 0Ukraine
14.01.2017. 15:35
Friendly
China5 : 4Croatia
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  • Zlatko Dalić

    Zlatko
    Dalić

    head coach

  • Ivica Olić

    Ivica
    Olić

    coach

  • Marjan Mrmić

    Marjan
    Mrmić

    GK coach

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  • dr. Boris Nemec

    dr. Boris
    Nemec

    doctor

  • dr. Zoran Bahtijarević

    dr. Zoran
    Bahtijarević

    doctor

  • dr. Saša Janković

    dr. Saša
    Janković

    doctor

  • Nenad Krošnjar

    Nenad
    Krošnjar

    physio

  • Nderim Redžaj

    Nderim
    Redžaj

    physio

  • Mario Petrović

    Mario
    Petrović

    physio

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  • Iva Olivari

    Iva
    Olivari

    team manager

  • Miroslav Marković

    Miroslav
    Marković

    security officer

  • Tomislav Pacak

    Tomislav
    Pacak

    media officer

  • Tomica Đukić

    Tomica
    Đukić

    chef

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  • Željko Mesić

    Željko
    Mesić

    kit man

  • Mladen Pilčić

    Mladen
    Pilčić

    kit man

  • Goran Vincek

    Goran
    Vincek

    kit man

  • Dennis Lukančić

    Dennis
    Lukančić

    kit man

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23.03.2018.

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Greece - Croatia 0:0

12.11.2017.

Standings

1.Iceland10+922
2.Croatia10+1120
3.Ukraine10+417
4.Turkey10+115
5.Finland10-49
6.Kosovo10-211
Zlatko Dalić

Head coach

Zlatko
Dalić

Zlatko Dalić was named as the coach of Croatian national team on 7 October 2017.

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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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