Croatia

Croatia

Association

Croatian Football Federation

Confederation

UEFA (Europe)

Head coach

Zlatko Dalić

Captain

Luka Modrić

Club History

In typical Croatia fashion the team started its World Cup qualifying campaign on fire only to cool off by the end. Croatia had to defeat Greece in the UEFA playoffs to qualify and the team had to do it with new manager Zlatko Dalic appointed as coach just weeks prior. Croatia is made up of players with immense international potential. Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic are two of the team’s more household names; but Croatia tend to fall flat in big international games. In 2014, Croatia couldn’t make it out of its group. At the Euros, Croatia crashed out in the last-16. It is difficult to predict just how well the team will do this year due to its past hot and cold performances.

No

Champion

Best Result in World Cup - 3rd Place

1998