Croatia in the World Cup Finals, World Cup Reports, World Cup Squad.
World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Croatia's 1st appearance in the World Cup Finals, as an independent
Best World Cup Performance:
Croatia is one of Europe's newest independent countries but Croatians used to contribute
greatly to the make up of the Yugoslavia national team.
14th June: vs. Jamaica
(3:1) in Lens.
20th June: vs. Japan
(1:0) in Nantes.
26th June: vs. Argentina
(0:1) in Bordeaux.
Croatia fancied their chances against Argentina before their last game
to decide who would top the group. Suker headed onto the roof of the net in the opening
minutes, but they failed to score and ended second.
30th June: vs. Romania (1:0) in Bordeaux.
Suker proved too sweet for Romania, in the Second Round, by sending
Stelea the wrong way in his 45th minute penalty, and then calmly slotted the ball in the
same place when made to retake it.
4th July: vs. Germany (3:0) in Lyon.
Then Croatia put out a ten-man Germany, in the quarter finals, to take
on the hosts in the semis.
8th July: vs. France (1:2) in St. Denis.
Suker scored against France to take his goal tally to five, alongside
Batistuta and Vieri.
Third Place Match
11th July: vs. Holland (2:1) in Paris.
Davor Suker's strike, against Holland, made him the leading striker of
Union des Associations Européennes de Football.
(Hrvatski Nogometni Savez)
1 Drazen Ladic (Croatia Zagreb)
12 Marjan Mrmic (Besiktas Istanbul)
22 Vladimir Vasilj (Croatia Zagreb)
4 Igor Stimac (Derby County)
5 Goran Juric (Croatia Zagreb)
6 Slaven Bilic (Everton)
14 Zvonimir Soldo (Stuttgart)
15 Igor Tudor (Hajduk Split)
18 Zoran Mamic (Bayer Leverkuzen)
20 Dario Simic (Croatia Zagreb)
3 Anthony Seric (Hajduk Split)
8 Robert Prosinecki (Croatia Zagreb)
7 Aljosa Asanovic (Napoli)
10 Zvonimir Boban (AC Milan)
11 Silvio Maric (Croatia Zagreb)
13 Mario Stanic (Parma)
17 Robert Jarni (Betis Séville)
21 Krunoslav Jurcic (Croatia Zagreb)
2 Petar Krpan (Osijek)
9 Davor Suker (Real Madrid)
16 Ardian Kozinuku (Bastia)
19 Goran Vlaovic (Valencia)
Brazil, Morocco, Norway, Scotland.
Austria, Cameroon, Chile, Italy.
Denmark, France, Saudi Arabia, South Africa.
Bulgaria, Nigeria, Paraguay, Spain.
Belgium, Holland, Mexico, South Korea.
Germany, Iran, United States, Yugoslavia.
Colombia, England, Romania, Tunisia.
Argentina, Croatia, Jamaica, Japan.
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