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World Cup Highlights

 No previous appearances in World Cup
 1994 award from FIFA for team that made the most progress
 World Under-21 champions (when part of Yugoslavia)


First-Round Schedule

Day, Time (EDT) Opponent Site TV
Sunday, June 14, 3 p.m. Jamaica Lens ABC
Saturday, June 20, 8:30 a.m. Japan Nantes ESPN2
Friday, June 26, 10 a.m. Argentina Bordeaux ESPN2


Roster

Pos. Name Age Club
GKDrazen Ladic35Croatia Zagreb
GKMarjan Mrmic32Besiktas
GKVladimir Vasilj22Hrvatski Dragovoljac
DSlaven Bilic29Everton
DDario Simic22Croatia Zagreb
DIgor Stimac30Derby County
DGoran Juric35Croatia Zagreb
DIgor Tudor20Hajduk Split
DZvonimir Soldo30VfB Stuttgart
DZoran Mamic26Vfl Bochum
MZvonimir Boban29AC Milan
MRobert Prosinecki29Croatia Zagreb
MMario Stanic26Parma
MKrunoslav Jurcic28Croatia Zagreb
MAnthony Seric19Hajduk Split
MAljosa Asanovic32Naples
MRobert Jarni29Real Betis
MSilvio Maric23Croatia Zagreb
FDavor Suker30Real Madrid
FGoran Vlaovic25Valencia
FPetar Krpan23Osijek
FArdian Kozniku30Bastia


Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
5142013
How Qualified: 2nd place in UEFA Group 1, defeated Ukraine in playoff
DateResult
UEFA Second Place Playoffs
Nov. 15, 1997Ukraine 1, Croatia 1
Oct. 29, 1997Croatia 2, Ukraine 0
UEFA Group 1
Oct. 11, 1997Slovenia 1, Croatia 3
Sept. 10, 1997Denmark 3, Croatia 1
Sept. 6, 1997Croatia 3, Bosnia-Hervegovina 2
April 30, 1997Greece 0, Croatia 1
April 2, 1997Croatia 3, Slovenia 3
March 29, 1997Croatia 1, Denmark 1
Nov. 10, 1996Croatia 1, Greece 1
Oct. 8, 1996Croatia 4, Bosnia-Herzegovina 1

Facts and Figures

Knight-Ridder/Tribune
Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Population: 4.7 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Zagreb
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than West Virginia
Religions: Catholic 76.5 percent, Orthodox 11.1 percent, Slavic Muslim 1.2 percent, Protestant 0.4 percent, others and unknown 10.8 percent
Landscape: Flat plains along Hungarian border; low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coast; coastline; islands


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