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WORLD CUP HISTORY Croatia
WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
5
WORLD CUP RECORD
7-2-7
BEST FINISH
Third Place ( 1998)
GOALS SCORED (RANK)
32 (21st)
FINISH
3rd
Croatia’s first World Cup was a smashing success. A second-place finish to Argentina in the Group Stage moved Croatia on to the Knockout Round. There, the country took down Romania and Germany before falling to France in the Semi-finals. Croatia defeated the Netherlands 2-1 in the third-place game.
Croatia wasn’t able to repeat its deep run four years later. After losing to Mexico and defeating Italy, Croatia played a must-win game against Ecuador and lost 1-0.
An opening loss to Brazil was salvaged with ties against Japan and Australia in 2006, but the 0-2-1 record did not move Croatia on to the Round of 16.
Did Not Participate
Croatia had the honor of playing in the first match at the 2014 World Cup. Unfortunately, it was a 3-1 loss to host Brazil. The team rebounded with a win over Cameroon but lost to Mexico for a 1-0-2 record.
The World Cup-clinching match for Croatia was a scoreless draw with Greece. The country hopes to advance to the Knockout Stage for the first time since 1998.

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