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  • Andrija Balić joins Fortuna Sittard on loan

    25.01.2019.

    Andrija Balić joins Fortuna Sittard on loan

    Croatia U-21 international Andrija Balić agrees to join Dutch top-tier side Fortuna Sittard on a six-month loan. Andrija Balić, who moved to Udinese in winter 2016, has signed a loan deal with...

  • Modrić: "More than a childhood dream", Šuker: "Hats off"

    04.12.2018.

    Modrić: "More than a childhood dream", Šuker: "Hats off"

    On Monday, national team captain Luka Modrić became Croatia's first Ballon d'Or winner, saying that the best things never come easy, and HNS president Davor Šuker congratulated the best player in the...

  • Luka Modrić is Croatia's first Ballon d'Or winner!

    04.12.2018.

    Luka Modrić is Croatia's first Ballon d'Or winner!

    Captain of the Croatia national football team Luka Modrić was named the best football player in the world at France Football's prestigious Ballon d'Or award ceremony in Paris. After being named UEFA...

  • Croatia starts with Azerbaijan, ends with Slovakia

    02.12.2018.

    Croatia starts with Azerbaijan, ends with Slovakia

    Croatia national football team opens its EURO 2020 qualifying campaign on 21 March, to be completed on 16 November 2019.  Alongside EURO 2020 qualifiers in Group E, Croatia will have two...

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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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