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National Teams

Croatian National Team

Last roster update: Squad list for the World cup in Qatar 2022 (published on 9 November 2022)

Croatian National Team
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Goalkeepers

  • Dominik Livaković

    Dominik
    Livaković

    goalkeeper

    Dinamo (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 09.01.1995.
    Appearances: 37

  • Ivica Ivušić

    Ivica
    Ivušić

    goalkeeper

    Osijek (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 01.02.1995.
    Appearances: 5

  • Ivo Grbić

    Ivo
    Grbić

    goalkeeper

    Atletico Madrid (ESP)
    Date of Birth: 18.01.1996.
    Appearances: 2

Defenders

  • Domagoj Vida

    Domagoj
    Vida

    defender

    AEK (GRE)
    Date of Birth: 29.04.1989.
    Appearances: 100
    Goals: 4

  • Dejan Lovren

    Dejan
    Lovren

    defender

    Zenit (RUS)
    Date of Birth: 05.07.1989.
    Appearances: 75
    Goals: 5

  • Borna Barišić

    Borna
    Barišić

    defender

    Glasgow Rangers (SCO)
    Date of Birth: 10.11.1992.
    Appearances: 28
    Goals: 1

  • Josip Juranović

    Josip
    Juranović

    defender

    Celtic (SCO)
    Date of Birth: 16.08.1995.
    Appearances: 24
    Goals: 0

  • Joško Gvardiol

    Joško
    Gvardiol

    defender

    RB Leipzig (GER)
    Date of Birth: 23.01.2002.
    Appearances: 15
    Goals: 1

  • Borna Sosa

    Borna
    Sosa

    defender

    Stuttgart (GER)
    Date of Birth: 21.01.1998.
    Appearances: 11
    Goals: 1

  • Josip Stanišić

    Josip
    Stanišić

    defender

    Bayern (GER)
    Date of Birth: 02.04.2000.
    Appearances: 7
    Goals: 0

  • Martin Erlić

    Martin
    Erlić

    defender

    Sassuolo (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 24.01.1998.
    Appearances: 4
    Goals: 0

  • Josip Šutalo

    Josip
    Šutalo

    defender

    Dinamo (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 28.02.2000.
    Appearances: 3
    Goals: 0

Midfield

  • Luka Modrić

    Luka
    Modrić

    midfielder

    Real Madrid (ESP)
    Date of Birth: 09.09.1985.
    Appearances: 158
    Goals: 23

  • Mateo Kovačić

    Mateo
    Kovačić

    midfielder

    Chelsea (ENG)
    Date of Birth: 06.05.1994.
    Appearances: 87
    Goals: 3

  • Marcelo Brozović

    Marcelo
    Brozović

    midfielder

    Inter (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 16.11.1992.
    Appearances: 80
    Goals: 7

  • Mario Pašalić

    Mario
    Pašalić

    midfielder

    Atalanta (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 09.02.1995.
    Appearances: 46
    Goals: 7

  • Nikola Vlašić

    Nikola
    Vlašić

    midfielder

    Torino (ITA)
    Date of Birth: 04.10.1997.
    Appearances: 44
    Goals: 7

  • Lovro Majer

    Lovro
    Majer

    midfielder

    Rennes (FRA)
    Date of Birth: 17.01.1998.
    Appearances: 14
    Goals: 4

  • Kristijan Jakić

    Kristijan
    Jakić

    midfielder

    Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
    Date of Birth: 14.05.1997.
    Appearances: 4
    Goals: 0

  • Luka Sučić

    Luka
    Sučić

    midfielder

    RB Salzburg (AUT)
    Date of Birth: 08.09.2002.
    Appearances: 4
    Goals: 0

Strikers

  • Ivan Perišić

    Ivan
    Perišić

    striker

    Tottenham (ENG)
    Date of Birth: 02.02.1989.
    Appearances: 119
    Goals: 32

  • Andrej Kramarić

    Andrej
    Kramarić

    striker

    Hoffenheim (GER)
    Date of Birth: 19.06.1991.
    Appearances: 77
    Goals: 22

  • Bruno Petković

    Bruno
    Petković

    striker

    Dinamo (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 16.09.1994.
    Appearances: 25
    Goals: 6

  • Mislav Oršić

    Mislav
    Oršić

    striker

    Dinamo (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 29.12.1992.
    Appearances: 23
    Goals: 1

  • Marko Livaja

    Marko
    Livaja

    striker

    Hajduk (CRO)
    Date of Birth: 26.08.1993.
    Appearances: 17
    Goals: 4

  • Ante Budimir

    Ante
    Budimir

    striker

    Osasuna (ESP)
    Date of Birth: 22.07.1991.
    Appearances: 15
    Goals: 1

Coaches

  • Zlatko Dalić

    Zlatko
    Dalić

    head coach

  • Ivica Olić

    Ivica
    Olić

    coach

  • Vedran Ćorluka

    Vedran
    Ćorluka

    coach

  • Mario Mandžukić

    Mario
    Mandžukić

    coach

  • Marjan Mrmić

    Marjan
    Mrmić

    GK coach

  • Dražen Ladić

    Dražen
    Ladić

    scout

  • Luka Milanović

    Luka
    Milanović

    fitness coach

  • Marin Dadić

    Marin
    Dadić

    fitness coach

  • Marc Rochon

    Marc
    Rochon

    video analyst

Medical staff

  • dr. Saša Janković

    dr. Saša
    Janković

    doctor

  • dr. Eduard Rod

    dr. Eduard
    Rod

    doctor

  • dr. Tomislav Vlahović

    dr. Tomislav
    Vlahović

    doctor

  • Nenad Krošnjar

    Nenad
    Krošnjar

    physiotherapist

  • Nderim Redžaj

    Nderim
    Redžaj

    physiotherapist

  • Goran Beloglavec

    Goran
    Beloglavec

    physiotherapist

  • Miroslav Jamnić

    Miroslav
    Jamnić

    physiotherapist

  • Neven Golubar

    Neven
    Golubar

    physiotherapist

Technical staff

  • Stipe Pletikosa

    Stipe
    Pletikosa

    technical director

  • Iva Olivari

    Iva
    Olivari

    team manager

  • Tomislav Pacak

    Tomislav
    Pacak

    head of communications

  • Jurica Jurjević

    Jurica
    Jurjević

    head of security

Kit men

  • Mladen Pilčić

    Mladen
    Pilčić

    kit man

  • Goran Vincek

    Goran
    Vincek

    kit man

  • Dennis Lukančić

    Dennis
    Lukančić

    kit man

  • Luka Karlo

    Luka
    Karlo

    kit man

Previous Match

Japan - Croatia 1:1

05.12.2022.

Standings

1.Croatia10+1723
2.Russia10+1322
3.Slovakia10+714
4.Slovenia10+114
5.Cyprus10-175
6.Malta10-215
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.
2021.
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 national team won the silver medal at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, thus achieving its biggest success in the history. Luka Modrić was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament.

Croatia participated in the final tournament of the UEFA EURO 2020, played in 2021 due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and qualified for the Round of 16.

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