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  • The Croatian national team donates 4.2 million HRK

    07.04.2020.

    The Croatian national team donates 4.2 million HRK

    The players and staff of the Croatian men's senior national team have collected 4.2 million HRK (equivalent of more than 550 000 EUR), which they will deposit into the Croatian Government's official...

  • Qatar Airways International Tournament cancelled

    11.03.2020.

    Qatar Airways International Tournament cancelled

    Due to the current health situation worldwide, the Qatar Airways International Tournament in Doha will have to be cancelled. Croatia national football team was scheduled to face Switzerland and...

  • Head coach Dalić presents Croatia squad for Qatar tournament

    10.03.2020.

    Head coach Dalić presents Croatia squad for Qatar tournament

    On Monday, Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalić presented the squad list for the friendly tournament in Doha.  This March, Croatia is scheduled to play at the Qatar Airways International Tournament in...

  • St Andrews to host Croatia squad during EURO 2020

    26.12.2019.

    St Andrews to host Croatia squad during EURO 2020

    Croatia national football team has selected its EURO 2020 basecamp: St Andrews, at the eastern coast of Scotland. In December, Croatian Football Federation delegation has visited several potential...

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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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