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FIFA World Cup 2022: Croatia - World Cup Records and Stats

In this article, take a look at the Croatia World Cup Records and Stats. The FIFA World Cup 2018 runners-up Croatia are ready to impress the world football once again in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 23.11.2022
Croatia World Cup Records and Stats

The FIFA World Cup 2018 runners-up Croatia are ready to impress the world football once again in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Since their independence, the former part of Yugoslavia, Croatia have quickly put their mark in world football with impressive performances.   

Before the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, let’s check out some crucial FIFA World Cup records and stats for Croatia.

Note: All the records are till FIFA World Cup 2018

(Team Records)

Contents

  • Brief records

  • Hosts

  • Best Result

  • Final place in every edition

  • Last records

  • Match records (Top 3)

>   Biggest winning margin

>  Biggest losing margin

  • Fair Play Trophy


Croatia’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

5/21

23

11

4

2

0

8

47.83

(Drawn: including penalty shootout matches; Winning %: excluding penalty shootouts)

Hosts: Never

Best Result: Runners-up (2018)


Croatia’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Part of Yugoslavia

1934

Italy

Part of Yugoslavia

1938

France

Part of Yugoslavia

1950

Brazil

Part of Yugoslavia

1954

Switzerland

Part of Yugoslavia

1958

Sweden

Part of Yugoslavia

1962

Chile

Part of Yugoslavia

1966

England

Part of Yugoslavia

1970

Mexico

Part of Yugoslavia

1974

West Germany

Part of Yugoslavia

1978

Argentina

Part of Yugoslavia

1982

Spain

Part of Yugoslavia

1986

Mexico

Part of Yugoslavia

1990

Italy

Part of Yugoslavia

1994

USA

Not a UEFA member

1998

France

Third Place

2002

South Korea & Japan

Group Stage

2006

Germany

Group Stage

2010

South Africa

Did not qualify

2014

Brazil

Group Stage

2018

Russia

Runners-up

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Croatia:

Last Champions: Never

Last Runners-up: 2018

Last Finalists: 2018

Last Fourth Place: Never

Last Third Place: 1998

Last Semi-finals exit: 1998

Last Quarter-finals exit: Never

Last Round of 16 exit: Never

Last Group Stage exit: 2014

Last Failed to Qualify: 2010


Croatia’s match records in FIFA World Cup (Top 3)

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

4-0 vs Cameroon in 2014

4-2 vs France in 2018

3-0 vs Germany in 1998

3-1 vs Brazil in 2014

3-0 vs Argentina in 2018

3-1 vs Mexico in 2014


Check here FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany - World Cup Records and Stats and FIFA World Cup 2022: Japan - World Cup Records and Stats  


(Players’ Records)

Contents

  • Top 5 most appearances

  • Top 5 most goals

  • Awards (only official competition awards)

 

 

Top 5 most appearances for Croatia in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Luka Modrić

*

12

Dario Šimić

11

Robert Jarni

10

Dejan Lovren

*

10

Ivan Perišić

*

10

*Still Playing


Top 5 most goals for Croatia in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Davor Šuker

6

Ivan Perišić

*

5

Mario Mandžukić

5

Robert Prosinečki

2

Luka Modrić*

2

*Still Playing


Croatia’s FIFA World Cup Awards (only official competition awards)

Davor Šuker (Golden Boot 1998; Silver Ball 1998)

Luka Modrić (Golden Ball 2018)

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