Croatia national under-19 football team

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Croatia Under-19
Association Hrvatski Nogometni Savez
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Zoran Vulić
FIFA code CRO
First colours
Second colours
U-19 European Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 1998)
Best result Third place

The Croatia national under-19 football team represents Croatia in international football at this age level and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Croatia.

Competition history[edit]

Prior to 1990 Croatian players played for the Yugoslavia Under-18 team. Although the Croatian team was formed in the early 1990s after the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Under-18 team had to wait for UEFA to officially accept Croatian Football Federation's membership bid in order to be included in UEFA-governed competitions. Croatia's membership was accepted in June 1993 and the first continental competition Croatia under-18 team took part in was the qualification for 1994 European Under-18 Championship. In 2001 UEFA changed the player eligibility dates and from 2002 onwards the continental championship is known as UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. The tournament is held every year and serves as the qualifying tournament for FIFA U-20 World Cup which is held every two years.

As of 2009, Croatia Under-18/19 team managed to qualify for European championship on two occasions (in 1998 and 2000). In 1998 they won third place which earned them a place at the 1999 U-20 World Cup, their only U-20 World Cup appearance up to date (after finishing second in their group and reaching Round of 16, they were knocked out of the tournament after a 0–4 defeat against Brazil). Croatia's best scorer was Zvonimir Deranja with two goals, and the team won the FIFA Fair Play Award.[1]

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship record[edit]

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship record UEFA U-18/19 Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
Spain 1994 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 12 4 +8
Greece 1995 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8
France 1996 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
Iceland 1997 4 2 1 1 7 1 +6
Cyprus 1998 Third place 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 4 3 1 0 14 1 +13
Sweden 1999 Did not qualify 5 4 0 1 16 8 +8
Germany 2000 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9
Finland 2001 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1
Norway 2002 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
Liechtenstein 2003 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
Switzerland 2004 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9
Northern Ireland 2005 6 2 1 3 11 10 +1
Poland 2006 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7
Austria 2007 6 3 3 0 13 6 +7
Czech Republic 2008 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4
Ukraine 2009 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1
France 2010 Semi-finals 4 1 1 2 7 4 +3 6 6 0 0 12 2 +10
Romania 2011 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2
Estonia 2012 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 6 4 2 0 15 5 +10
Lithuania 2013 Did not qualify 6 3 3 0 15 5 +10
Hungary 2014 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4
Total 4/21 13 4 3 7 22 19 +3 93 53 20 20 200 103 +97

Squad[edit]

Past squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Youth Championship Nigeria 1999". FIFA.com. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 

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