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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: 4 (of 20)
Best results: 3rd place 1998

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 16 W 7 D 2 L 7 GF 21 GA 17 Pts 23
Croatia are 27th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1998 Semifinal 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
* Croatia first entered for the 1998 World Cup.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 1998
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) -
Biggest win 4-0 vs Cameroon 2014
Biggest loss 1-3 vs Brazil 2014
1-3 vs Mexico 2014
Most wins in a row 2
Most losses in a row 2
Longest unbeaten run 2
Longest run without win 5
Longest run qualifying 3 (1998-06)
Longest run not qualifying 1 (2010)
Penalty shoot-outs -
CRO vs Europe W4 - D0 - L1
CRO vs South America W0 - D0 - L4
CRO vs Asia W1 - D1 - L0
CRO vs Africa W1 - D0 - L0
CRO vs N/C America W1 - D0 - L2
CRO vs Oceania W0 - D1 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Dario Simic 11 1998-06
Robert Jarni 11* 1990-02
Stipe Pletikosa 9 2002-14
Robert Prosinecki 9 1990-02
Mario Stanic 9 1998-02
Ivica Olic 8 2002-14
Zvonimir Soldo 8 1998-02
Davor Suker 8 1998-02
* Includes 1 match for Yugoslavia.
Includes 3 matches for Yugoslavia.

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Davor Suker 6 1998-02
Robert Prosinecki 3 1990-02
Mario Mandzukic 2 2014
Ivica Olic 2 2002-14
Ivan Perisic 2 2014
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



 

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