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Croatia


Federation founded: 1912
FIFA member since: 1992
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Red and white checkered
Nicknames: Vatreni (The Fiery Ones)
World Cups qualified for: 5 (of 21)
Best results: Runners-up 2018

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 23 W 11 D 4 L 8 GF 35 GA 26 Pts 37
Croatia is 22nd on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1998 Semi-final 3 Squad Qualifiers
2002 First round 23 Squad Qualifiers
2006 First round 22 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 First round 19 Squad Qualifiers
2018 Runners-up 2 Squad Qualifiers
* Croatia first entered for the 1998 World Cup.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists 2018
Semi-finalists (or top 4) 1998
Quarter-finalists (or top 8) -
Biggest win 4-0 vs Cameroon 2014
Biggest loss 2-4 vs France 2018
Most wins in a row 3
Most losses in a row 2
Longest unbeaten run 6
Longest run without win 5
Longest run qualifying 3 (1998-06)
Longest run not qualifying 1 (2010)
Penalty shoot-outs 2 wins, 0 loss
CRO vs Europe W6 - D2 - L2
CRO vs South America W1 - D0 - L4
CRO vs Asia W1 - D1 - L0
CRO vs Africa W2 - D0 - L0
CRO vs N/C America W1 - D0 - L2
CRO vs Oceania W0 - D1 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Luka Modric 12 2006-18
Dario Simic 11 1998-06
Robert Jarni 11* 1990-02
Dejan Lovren 10 2014-18
Ivan Perisic 10 2014-18
Ivan Rakitic 10 2014-18
Stipe Pletikosa 9 2002-14
Robert Prosinecki 9 1990-02
Ante Rebic 9 2014-18
Mario Stanic 9 1998-02
* Includes 1 match for Yugoslavia.
Includes 3 matches for Yugoslavia.

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Davor Suker 6 1998-02
Mario Mandzukic 5 2014-18
Ivan Perisic 5 2014-18
Robert Prosinecki 3 1990-02
Luka Modric 2 2006-18
Ivica Olic 2 2002-14
Includes 1 goal for Yugoslavia.


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1998 1R Jamaica W 3-1 1R Japan W 1-0 1R Argentina L 0-1 2R Romania W 1-0 QF Germany W 3-0 SF France L 1-2 3/4 Netherlands W 2-1 2002 1R Mexico L 0-1 1R Italy W 2-1 1R Ecuador L 0-1 2006 1R Brazil L 0-1 1R Japan D 0-0 1R Australia D 2-2 2014 1R Brazil L 1-3 1R Cameroon W 4-0 1R Mexico L 1-3 2018 1R Nigeria W 2-0 1R Argentina W 3-0 1R Iceland W 2-1 2R Denmark [3-2 ap] D 1-1 QF Russia [4-3 ap] D 2-2 SF England [aet] W 2-1 F France L 2-4



 

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