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Croatia in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Korea-Japan 2002 was Croatia's 2nd appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Third at France 1998.

Croatia in the 2002 World Cup

Hrvatski Nogometni Savez
Group G

Croatia vs Mexico

Croatia, the third placed team in France 98, proved very unimaginative against Mexico and made matters worse by getting a man sent off.

Italy vs Croatia

Croatia were much improved after their disappointing game against Mexico and really stretched Italy in the second half.

Ecudor vs Croatia

Croatia disappointed, with Alen Boksic failing to score even though he had plenty of chances.

Knockout Stage

Croatia failed to qualify for the Second Round.

UEFA:
Union of European Football Associations.

Hrvatski Nogometni Savez.

Croatia World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

1 Stipe Pletikosa (Hajduk Split)
12 Tomislav Butina (Dinamo Zagreb)
23 Vladimir Vasilj (FC Zagreb)

Defenders:

2 Anthony Seric (Verona)
3 Josip Simunic (Hertha Berlin)
6 Boris Zivkovic (Bayer Leverkusen)
15 Danijel Saric (Panathinaikos)
17 Robert Jarni (Las Palmas)
20 Dario Simic (Inter Milan)
21 Robert Kovac (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders:

4 Stejpan Tomas (Vicenza)
5 Milan Rapajc (Fenerbahce)
7 Davor Vugrinec (Lecce)
8 Robert Prosinecki (Portsmouth)
10 Nico Kovac (Bayern Munich)
13 Mario Stanic (Chelsea)
14 Zvonimir Soldo (VfB Stuttgart)
16 Jurica Vranjes (Bayer Leverkusen)

Forwards:

9 Davor Suker (Munich 1860)
11 Alen Boksic (Middlesbrough)
18 Ivica Olic (FC Zagreb)
19 Goran Vlaovic (Panathinaikos)
22 Bosko Balaban (Aston Villa)

Trainer:
Mirko Jozic.

Teams by Group

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Korea
In Korea

Group A
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Senegal Senegal, Travel to Uruguay Uruguay.

Group B
Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Slovenia Slovenia, Travel to Spain Spain, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group C
Travel to Brazil Brazil, Travel to China China, Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica, Travel to Turkey Turkey.

Group D
Travel to Poland Poland, Travel to Portugal Portugal, Travel to South Korea South Korea, Travel to USA United States.

Korea First Round Matches.

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Japan
In Japan

Group E
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Ireland Republic of Ireland, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.

Group F
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to England England, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Sweden Sweden.

Group G
Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Ecuador Ecuador, Travel to Italy Italy, Travel to Mexico Mexico.

Group H
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Japan Japan, Travel to Russia Russia, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Japan First Round Matches.

Destination Croatia

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