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  • Home Stadium: Various
  • Coach: Zlatko Dalić
  • FIFA Ranking: 12
  • World Cups Won: 0
  • Key Players: Martin Erlic, Josip Stanisic, Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Mario Pasalic, Ante Budimir, Nikola Vlasic, Luca Sucic, Josip Brekalo, Ante Budimir.

*Updated 11/14/22

Current Squad / Roster

Croatia is also another national team from Europe that will be present at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Croatia won a game against Russia in their qualifier stage for the upcoming World cup; they won the game 1-0, which was played at a rainy Poljud Stadium in Split.

The game reached extra time, and in the 81st minute, Russia’s Fedor Kudryashov deflected a ball from Croatia’s Borna Sosa into their net. After the game, the team spirit was high with the announcement that Croatia would also travel to Qatar to participate in the tournament.

Croatia’s world cup teams have appeared in the FIFA World Cup on five occasions, in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2014, and 2018 since they gained independence in 1991.

However, Croatia will also appear in the tournament again, which they are in Group F alongside Belgium, Morocco, and Canada to get their FIFA World Cup betting stats underway. They finished second in the last tournament; let’s see what they can do this time.

Croatia FIFA World Cup Future Odds

Croatia’s FIFA World Cup Odds of winning is +5000, which is slightly high to beat. Still, since there is nothing impossible and Croatia’s last performance at the previous tournament in 2018 was incredible, they can win the title in Qatar. Facing a team like Morocco and Canada in their FIFA World Cup group will be easier for the Croatians.

However, their odds of winning the FIFA group is +250 behind Belgium, which is possible to beat. Also, their odds of advancing through the group stage are +125 for YES and -175 for NO, which is fair enough, and the Croatia stats are not terrible.

FIFA World Cup Championships Croatia's Record

Croatia’s national team is one of the best teams in the World currently, and they are also one of the contenders for winning the next tournament that will be held in Qatar. Their first appearance in the World Cup competitions was in 1998, where they finished third place and provided a top scorer, Davor Suker.

However, their five appearances have been incredible, making them one of the youngest national teams and one of the FIFA World Ranking number 10.

Historical Events

The football association arrived in Croatia in 1873, according to history. Local clubs were established in 1907 after football was introduced to the Croatians, so they formed a national team to participate at their senior level. However, it came to pass in 1918, after the newly formed Croatian side played a few matches before joining the Yugoslavian national team.

The Croatia team has now played at the FIFA World cup in their history. They will make it the sixth time at the 2022 World Cup that will be held in Qatar. We hope to see them again as their performance so far has been incredible.

The last tournament in Russia was an incredible moment for the Croatia national team. They surprised many people by reaching the final even though they lost the game to France and became the first runner-up. They also finished third place when they competed in their first FIFA World Cup in 1998.

Since Croatia won the bronze medal in the 1998 World Cup, having some key players that played roles in their success story, there have been some outstanding players throughout Croatia’s soccer history. Ten most important players in the national teams include Ivan Olic, Eduardo Da Silva, Josip Simunic, Niko Kovac, Darijo Srna, Luka Modric, Dario Simic and Davor Suker.

Croatia’s Fun Facts in the Previous World Cups

Croatia reaching the final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia made them the country with a small population count to play in the World Cup final since Uruguay in 1950. So, this year, engaging in Croatia betting won’t be a bad idea.

Team Squad for the 2022 World Cup

Expected FIFA World Cup Team Roster

FIFA should expect players that played well in their qualifying stage to participate again at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, their head coach has set up his squad, and they are ready again. Hopefully, they will deliver as they have always been since their previous appearance.

World Cup Schedule

Since Croatia is also participating in the 2022 FIFA World cup schedule and is allocated in Group F, which is the first phase, they are scheduled to play their first game against Morocco on the 23rd of November 2022, which will be an easy game for Croatia to win.

Their second game is scheduled with Canada on the 27th of November, which also believes it won’t be tough for them. Lastly, they will face the third-place team (Belgium) at the last World Cup in Russia on the 1st of December. Croatia will have to win two games to advance to the next phase.

  • November 23 – Morocco vs. Croatia
  • November 27 – Croatia vs. Canada
  • December 1 – Croatia vs. Belgium

Croatia 2022 World Cup Odds

Team Odds
Croatia +5000

To Win Group F

Belgium +1200
Canada +25000
Morocco +20000
Croatia +5000

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