Croatia Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022: It’s time to enjoy the 22nd edition of FIFA World Cup 2022 by supporting Croatia. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. It’s the last time that will witness 32 team participants (48 national squads from the next FIFA World Cup 2026, which is scheduled to play in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.), including Croatia Team. These 32 teams are divided into 8 Groups i.e. Group A to Group H. Croatia is in Group F alongside Belgium, Canada, and Morocco. The 2 teams of Group F, Belgium, and Canada are already Advanced to the Knockout Stage. Below in this article, we’re discussing the Squad for the Croatia Team in the FIFA 2022 World Cup [Wikipedia] in the detail.
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About Croatia Football Team
According to Wikipedia, The Croatia national football team (Croatian: Hrvatska nogometna reprezentacija) represents Croatia in men’s international football matches and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS). The team was recognized by both FIFA and UEFA following the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Sides were active during periods of political upheaval, representing sovereign entities such as the Banovina of Croatia from 1939 to 1941 or the Independent State of Croatia from 1941 to 1944.
The modern-day team has played competitive matches since 1994 starting with the qualifying campaign for the UEFA Euro 1996. In 1998, they competed in their first FIFA World Cup, finishing third place and providing the tournament’s top scorer, Davor Šuker. Twenty years later, Croatia reached the 2018 World Cup Final, providing the tournament’s best player, Luka Modrić. They are one of the youngest national teams (since formation) to reach the knockout stage of a major tournament as well as the youngest team to occupy the top 10 in the FIFA World Ranking.
The team represents the second-smallest country by population and land mass to reach a World Cup finals, behind Uruguay and Netherlands respectively. At the major tournaments, Croatia holds joint records for the longest period between one goal and another of a player (2002–2014), most penalty shoot-outs played, most extra time period played, and most penalties saved in a match. They are also one of three teams—along with Colombia and France—to be named FIFA Best Mover of the Year more than once, winning the awards in 1994 and 1998. Upon admission to FIFA, Croatia was ranked 125th in the world; following the 1998 World Cup campaign, the side rose to third place in the ranking, making it the most volatile team in FIFA Ranking history.
Croatia Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022
The final Croatia World Cup 2022 Squad is scheduled to declare on November 09, and we can check down the 26-man provisional/final list after is revealed by Croatia National Team Coaches. The following 26 players were called up for a training camp in Spain and Austria in order to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November. The next match will be on 23 November at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Morocco.
Zlatko Dalić (Croatian pronunciation born 26 October 1966) is a Croatian professional football manager and former player. He is the manager of the Croatia national team who led them to finish runners-up at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Luka Modrić born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and captains the Croatia national team. He plays mainly as a central midfielder, but can also play as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and as the greatest Croatian footballer ever.
The FIFA assigns a three-letter country code (more properly termed a trigram or trigraph) to each of its member and non-member countries. These are the official codes used by the FIFA and its continental confederations (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) as name abbreviations of countries and dependent areas, in official competitions.
Davor Šuker is a Croatian former professional footballer and president of the Croatian Football Federation from 2012 to 2021. During his playing career, Šuker featured as a striker. He began his footballing career in his hometown for local first division team NK Osijek as a 16-year-old. During his final season with the club, he became the league's top goal scorer. He made the move to sign for Dinamo Zagreb in 1989. The Croatian War of Independence halted a promising season for the 21-year-old, eventually resulting in Šuker's move to Spanish club Sevilla in 1991.
Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and captains the Croatia national team. He plays mainly as a central midfielder, but can also play as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and as the greatest Croatian footballer ever.
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