Croatia national football team

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Croatia
Nickname(s)Vatreni (The Blazers)
Kockasti (The Chequered Ones)
AssociationHrvatski nogometni savez (HNS)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachZlatko Dalić
CaptainLuka Modrić
Most capsDarijo Srna (134)
Top scorerDavor Šuker (45)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeCRO
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 4 Steady (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest3 (January 1999)
Lowest125 (March 1994)
Elo ranking
Current 10 Increase 6 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest5 (July 1998, July 2018)
Lowest26 (October 2002)
First international
 Croatia 4–0 Switzerland  
(Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia; 2 April 1940)
as modern Croatia
 Croatia 2–1 United States 
(Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia; 17 October 1990)
Biggest win
 Croatia 10–0 San Marino 
(Rijeka, Croatia; 4 June 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 6–0 Croatia 
(Elche, Spain; 11 September 2018)
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1998)
Best resultRunners-up (2018)
European Championship
Appearances5 (first in 1996)
Best resultQuarter-finals (1996, 2008)

Croatia national football team is the national football team of Croatia. The team reached the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but lost to France 4–2.[3]

Most appearances[change | change source]

As of 11 July 2018[4]
# Name Croatia career Caps Goals
1 Darijo Srna 2002–2016 134 22
2 Stipe Pletikosa 1999–2014 114 0
3 Luka Modrić 2006– 112 14
4 Josip Šimunić 2001–2013 105 3
5 Ivica Olić 2002–2015 104 20
6 Vedran Ćorluka 2006– 103 4
7 Dario Šimić 1996–2008 100 3
8 Ivan Rakitić 2007– 98 15
9 Mario Mandžukić 2007– 88 32
10 Robert Kovač 1999–2009 84 0

Top scorers[change | change source]

As of 11 July 2018[4]
# Name Croatia career Goals Caps
1 Davor Šuker 1991–2002 45 69
2 Mario Mandžukić 2007– 32 88
3 Eduardo da Silva 2004–2014 29 64
4 Darijo Srna 2002–2016 22 134
5 Ivica Olić 2002–2015 20 104
Ivan Perišić 2011– 72
7 Niko Kranjčar 2004–2013 16 81
8 Goran Vlaović 1992–2002 15 52
Nikola Kalinić 2007– 42
Ivan Rakitić 2007– 98

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. "World Cup 2018 Final: France vs. Croatia Live Updates". New York Times. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "A team". Croatian Football Federation. Retrieved 6 June 2016.