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  • Croatia repeats the draw in Azerbaijan

    09.09.2019.

    Croatia repeats the draw in Azerbaijan

    Following the impressive win in Slovakia, Croatia national football team brought home a point from the Azerbaijani capital. AZERBAIJAN - CROATIA 1:1 (0:1)EURO 2020 qualifying, Group E.Bakcell...

  • Dalić and Vida: "Azerbaijan is no easy task"

    08.09.2019.

    Dalić and Vida: "Azerbaijan is no easy task"

    Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalić and international defender Domagoj Vida held a press conference regarding the upcoming EURO 2020 qualifier in Azerbaijan. Zlatko Dalić "Croatia has to take this game...

  • Dalić and Perišić praise brilliant Croatia's performance

    07.09.2019.

    Dalić and Perišić praise brilliant Croatia's performance

    Zlatko Dalić, Croatia head coach, and forward Ivan Perišić shared their views on the brilliant 4:0 victory over Slovakia. Zlatko Dalić "This was a high-level performance from the first until the...

  • Excellent Croatia performance for a valuable win in Slovakia

    06.09.2019.

    Excellent Croatia performance for a valuable win in Slovakia

    The Vatreni have passed an important Trnava exam with highest grades, defeating hosts with a convincing four-goal margin. SLOVAKIA - CROATIA 0:4 (0:1)EURO 2020 qualifying, Group E.Stadium Anton...

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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.
2018.
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.

Croatia's national team has achieved historical success and won silver medal at the FIFA World Cup in Russia

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