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National Teams

Croatian National Team

Last roster update: Squad list for the EQ match against Slovakia and the friendly match against Georgia (published on 28 October 2019)

Croatian National Team
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Goalkeepers

  • Lovre Kalinić

    Lovre
    Kalinić

    goalkeeper

    Aston Villa (ENG)
    Date of Birth: 03.04.1990.
    Appearances: 19

  • Dominik Livaković

    Dominik
    Livaković

    goalkeeper

    Dinamo (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 09.01.1995.
    Appearances: 9

  • Simon Sluga

    Simon
    Sluga

    goalkeeper

    Luton Town (ENG)
    Date of Birth: 17.03.1993.
    Appearances: 2

Defenders

  • Borna Barišić

    Borna
    Barišić

    defender

    Glasgow Rangers (SCO)
    Date of Birth: 10.11.1992.
    Appearances: 12

  • Karlo Bartolec

    Karlo
    Bartolec

    defender

    Copenhagen (DEN)
    Date of Birth: 20.04.1995.
    Appearances: 5

  • Duje Ćaleta-Car

    Duje
    Ćaleta-Car

    defender

    Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
    Date of Birth: 17.09.1996.
    Appearances: 5

  • Tin Jedvaj

    Tin
    Jedvaj

    defender

    Augsburg (GER)
    Date of Birth: 28.11.1995.
    Appearances: 24

  • Dario Melnjak

    Dario
    Melnjak

    defender

    Çaykur Rizespor (TUR)
    Date of Birth: 31.10.1992.
    Appearances: 2

  • Matej Mitrović

    Matej
    Mitrović

    defender

    Club Brugge (BEL)
    Date of Birth: 10.11.1993.
    Appearances: 12

  • Dino Perić

    Dino
    Perić

    defender

    Dinamo (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 12.07.1994.
    Appearances: 2

  • Mile Škorić

    Mile
    Škorić

    defender

    Osijek (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 19.06.1991.
    Appearances: 3

Midfield

  • Milan Badelj

    Milan
    Badelj

    midfielder

    Fiorentina (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 25.02.1989.
    Appearances: 50

  • Marcelo Brozović

    Marcelo
    Brozović

    midfielder

    Inter (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 16.11.1992.
    Appearances: 51

  • Mateo Kovačić

    Mateo
    Kovačić

    midfielder

    Chelsea (ENG)
    Date of Birth: 06.05.1994.
    Appearances: 56

  • Luka Modrić

    Luka
    Modrić

    midfielder

    Real Madrid (ESP)
    Date of Birth: 09.09.1985.
    Appearances: 127

  • Mario Pašalić

    Mario
    Pašalić

    midfielder

    Atalanta (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 09.02.1995.
    Appearances: 12

  • Ivan Rakitić

    Ivan
    Rakitić

    midfielder

    Barcelona (ESP)
    Date of Birth: 10.03.1988.
    Appearances: 106

  • Nikola Vlašić

    Nikola
    Vlašić

    midfielder

    CSKA Moskva (RUS)
    Date of Birth: 04.10.1997.
    Appearances: 11

Strikers

  • Josip Brekalo

    Josip
    Brekalo

    striker

    Wolfsburg (GER)
    Date of Birth: 23.06.1998.
    Appearances: 11

  • Andrej Kramarić

    Andrej
    Kramarić

    striker

    Hoffenheim (GER)
    Date of Birth: 19.06.1991.
    Appearances: 46

  • Mislav Oršić

    Mislav
    Oršić

    striker

    Dinamo (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 29.12.1992.
    Appearances: 3

  • Ivan Perišić

    Ivan
    Perišić

    striker

    Bayern (GER)
    Date of Birth: 02.02.1989.
    Appearances: 88

  • Bruno Petković

    Bruno
    Petković

    striker

    Dinamo (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 16.09.1994.
    Appearances: 8

  • Ante Rebić

    Ante
    Rebić

    striker

    Milan (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 21.09.1993.
    Appearances: 34

Standby call-ups

  • Filip Bradarić

    Filip
    Bradarić

    midfielder

    Hajduk (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 11.01.1992.
    Appearances: 6

  • Josip Juranović

    Josip
    Juranović

    midfielder

    Hajduk (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 16.08.1995.
    Appearances: 2

  • Marin Leovac

    Marin
    Leovac

    defender

    Dinamo (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 07.08.1988.
    Appearances: 5

  • Marko Rog

    Marko
    Rog

    midfielder

    Cagliari (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 19.07.1995.
    Appearances: 17

Recent Call-ups

  • Dejan Lovren

    Dejan
    Lovren

    defender

    Liverpool (ENG)
    Date of Birth: 05.07.1989.
    Appearances: 57

  • Domagoj Vida

    Domagoj
    Vida

    defender

    Bešiktaš (TUR)
    Date of Birth: 29.04.1989.
    Appearances: 79

Coaches

  • Zlatko Dalić

    Zlatko
    Dalić

    head coach

  • Ivica Olić

    Ivica
    Olić

    coach

  • Dražen Ladić

    Dražen
    Ladić

    coach

  • Marjan Mrmić

    Marjan
    Mrmić

    GK coach

  • Luka Milanović

    Luka
    Milanović

    fitness coach

  • Marc Rochon

    Marc
    Rochon

    video analyst

Medical staff

  • dr. Zoran Bahtijarević

    dr. Zoran
    Bahtijarević

    doctor

  • dr. Saša Janković

    dr. Saša
    Janković

    doctor

  • dr. Eduard Rod

    dr. Eduard
    Rod

    doctor

  • Nenad Krošnjar

    Nenad
    Krošnjar

    physio

  • Nderim Redžaj

    Nderim
    Redžaj

    physio

  • Goran Beloglavec

    Goran
    Beloglavec

    physio

  • Miroslav Jamnić

    Miroslav
    Jamnić

    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

  • Mladen Pilčić

    Mladen
    Pilčić

    kit man

  • Goran Vincek

    Goran
    Vincek

    kit man

  • Dennis Lukančić

    Dennis
    Lukančić

    kit man

Previous Match

Croatia - Georgia 2:1

19.11.2019.

'ALDO DROSINA', Pula

Standings

1.Croatia8+1017
2.Wales8+414
3.Slovakia8+213
4.Hungary8-312
5.Azerbaijan8-131
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.
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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