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National Teams

Croatian National Team

Last roster update: Croatia final squad list for the FIFA World Cup (published on 4 June 2018)

Croatian National Team
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Goalkeepers

  • Lovre Kalinić

    Lovre
    Kalinić

    goalkeeper

    Gent (BEL)
    Date of Birth: 03.04.1990.
    Appearances: 12

  • Dominik Livaković

    Dominik
    Livaković

    goalkeeper

    Dinamo (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 09.01.1995.
    Appearances: 1

  • Danijel Subašić

    Danijel
    Subašić

    goalkeeper

    Monaco (FRA)
    Date of Birth: 27.10.1984.
    Appearances: 44

Defenders

  • Duje Ćaleta-Car

    Duje
    Ćaleta-Car

    defender

    Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)
    Date of Birth: 17.09.1996.
    Appearances: 2

  • Vedran Ćorluka

    Vedran
    Ćorluka

    defender

    Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
    Date of Birth: 05.02.1986.
    Appearances: 103

  • Tin Jedvaj

    Tin
    Jedvaj

    defender

    Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
    Date of Birth: 28.11.1995.
    Appearances: 13

  • Dejan Lovren

    Dejan
    Lovren

    defender

    Liverpool (ENG)
    Date of Birth: 05.07.1989.
    Appearances: 46

  • Josip Pivarić

    Josip
    Pivarić

    defender

    Dynamo Kijev (UKR)
    Date of Birth: 30.01.1989.
    Appearances: 23

  • Ivan Strinić

    Ivan
    Strinić

    defender

    Sampdoria (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 17.07.1987.
    Appearances: 49

  • Domagoj Vida

    Domagoj
    Vida

    defender

    Bešiktaš (TUR)
    Date of Birth: 29.04.1989.
    Appearances: 65

  • Šime Vrsaljko

    Šime
    Vrsaljko

    defender

    Atletico Madrid (ESP)
    Date of Birth: 10.01.1992.
    Appearances: 41

Midfield

  • Milan Badelj

    Milan
    Badelj

    midfielder

    Fiorentina (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 25.02.1989.
    Appearances: 41

  • Filip Bradarić

    Filip
    Bradarić

    midfielder

    Rijeka (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 11.01.1992.
    Appearances: 5

  • Marcelo Brozović

    Marcelo
    Brozović

    midfielder

    Inter (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 16.11.1992.
    Appearances: 41

  • Mateo Kovačić

    Mateo
    Kovačić

    midfielder

    Real Madrid (ESP)
    Date of Birth: 06.05.1994.
    Appearances: 46

  • Luka Modrić

    Luka
    Modrić

    midfielder

    Real Madrid (ESP)
    Date of Birth: 09.09.1985.
    Appearances: 113

  • Ivan Rakitić

    Ivan
    Rakitić

    midfielder

    Barcelona (ESP)
    Date of Birth: 10.03.1988.
    Appearances: 99

Strikers

  • Nikola Kalinić

    Nikola
    Kalinić

    striker

    Milan (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 05.01.1988.
    Appearances: 42

  • Andrej Kramarić

    Andrej
    Kramarić

    striker

    Hoffenheim (GER)
    Date of Birth: 19.06.1991.
    Appearances: 38

  • Mario Mandžukić

    Mario
    Mandžukić

    striker

    Juventus (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 21.05.1986.
    Appearances: 89

  • Ivan Perišić

    Ivan
    Perišić

    striker

    Inter (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 02.02.1989.
    Appearances: 73

  • Marko Pjaca

    Marko
    Pjaca

    striker

    Schalke (GER)
    Date of Birth: 06.05.1995.
    Appearances: 19

  • Ante Rebić

    Ante
    Rebić

    striker

    Eintracht (GER)
    Date of Birth: 21.09.1993.
    Appearances: 22

Coaches

  • Zlatko Dalić

    Zlatko
    Dalić

    head coach

  • Ivica Olić

    Ivica
    Olić

    coach

  • Dražen Ladić

    Dražen
    Ladić

    coach

  • Marjan Mrmić

    Marjan
    Mrmić

    GK coach

Medical staff

  • 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

Technical staff

  • Iva Olivari

    Iva
    Olivari

    team manager

  • Miroslav Marković

    Miroslav
    Marković

    security officer

  • Tomislav Pacak

    Tomislav
    Pacak

    media officer

  • Tomica Đukić

    Tomica
    Đukić

    chef

Kit men

  • Željko Mesić

    Željko
    Mesić

    kit man

  • Mladen Pilčić

    Mladen
    Pilčić

    kit man

  • Goran Vincek

    Goran
    Vincek

    kit man

  • Dennis Lukančić

    Dennis
    Lukančić

    kit man

Next Match

Portugal - Croatia

06.09.2018.

Estádio Algarve, Faro

Previous Match

France - Croatia 4:2

15.07.2018.

Standings

1.Croatia3+69
2.Argentina3-24
3.Nigeria3-13
4.Iceland3-31
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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