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Croatia played two other games before this game. France, like other European countries, has acquired a great deal of ethnic diversity through immigration from poorer countries. ↑ Pierre Laigle debuts for France. On December 9, 2020, the defender made his debut in the UEFA Champions League against İstanbul Başakşehir. Read the explanation and everything about the Nations League here. Turkey reached the quarter-finals by winning the last group match 3 – 2 against the Czech Republic in what went down in the media as the miracle of Geneva. Croatia reached the quarter-finals for the first time at the 1996 European Football Championship. In 1996 Croatia reached the quarterfinals. With the elimination of Japan, the last remaining former world champion, in the quarterfinals, it means that for the first time since the first edition in 1991 there will be a new champion who has never before won the final tournament. These countries have played against each other 25 times before, of which a friendly match on 14 December 2012 took place most recently. Croatia was in twelfth place in the FIFA world rankings at the start of the tournament and had to tolerate ten World Cup participants above them. Croatia played ten qualifying matches, two against each opponent.

Croatia started their qualifying campaign on September 9, 2014 with a home game against Malta. In November 2014, Croatia visited the group's biggest competitor, Italy. This article is about the group stage match in group A between Croatia and Mexico that was played on Monday, June 23, 2014 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Netherlands v Chile, Australia v Spain and Cameroon v Brazil matches were played on the same day. On June 6, 2012, Croatia was ranked 8th in the FIFA world rankings, behind Argentina. Croatia, unlike the Brazilians, had a major rise in the rankings in 2013. In June, it was in fourth place, after entering the top 10 in November 2012. It took second place, meaning it had to play the playoffs to advance to the final tournament. After four seasons he left that club to play for the larger Dinamo Zagreb. On November 9, 2022, it was announced that national coach Dalić had included the goalkeeper in the final squad for the 2022 World Cup, jersey england alongside goalkeepers Dominik Livaković (Dinamo Zagreb) and Ivo Grbić (Atlético Madrid). The national coach was Slaven Bilić. Croatia was one of the participating countries in the 2016 European Football Championship in France.

Only five times did it not finish last in its qualifying group: for the 1996 European Championship it finished above San Marino, for the 1998 and 2020 World Cup above Malta, for the 2002 World Cup above Luxembourg, for the 2016 European Championship above Greece and for the 2018 World Cup over Latvia and Andorra. To be a guest at the 2016 European Championship, a new stadium was necessary. When a second player was sent off in the first overtime and Nürnberg was only seven, referee Peco Bauwens whistled the match after the first overtime. Malta was only ten on the field after more than half an hour after a red card for Steve Borg. After fifteen minutes the 1-1 final score was already established, after goals from Antonio Candreva and Ivan Perišić. Brozović, Perišić and Ivica Olić let the Croats run 3-0, after which Alexander Tettey scored for Norway. A few days later, Azerbaijan lost 6-0. Andrej Kramarić opened the score, after which Ivan Perišić (2x), Marcelo Brozović and Luka Modrić added to the numbers. Luka Modrić and Andrej Kramarić each scored a goal in the second half to secure the 2-0 win.

Iran eventually won 0-1 after a goal from Reza Ghoochannejhad and thus swept South Korea into first place. In July it fell four places and the decline did not stop, reaching its low point in April 2014, when Croatia had dropped to 20th place. Portugal was then 0 – 2 too strong for the Turks. The country was eliminated by Portugal in the round of 16. In 1923, the national Wembley Stadium was opened, which would become the national stadium for the country. ↑ Mato Jajalo (US Palermo) debuts for Bosnia and Herzegovina. ↑ Debut of Einar Tómasson, Anthony Gregory, Atli Einarsson and Tómas Tómasson for Iceland. Croatia was one of 51 UEFA members to qualify for Euro 2012. Two of those members, Poland and Ukraine, had already been placed as organizing countries. Blinda has been a coach of the local Moroccan national football team since 2008. ↑ Croatia national football team ranking statistics on the official website of world football association FIFA.