Croatia national futsal team

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Croatia
Nickname(s) Vatreni (The Blazers)
Association Hrvatski Nogometni Savez
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Mato Stanković
Captain Ivo Jukić
Most caps Frane Despotović (80)
Top scorer Robert Grdović (40)
Home stadium Arena Zagreb
FIFA code CRO
FIFA ranking 17 (13 July 2016) [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Italy 4–1 Croatia 
(Milano, Italy; March 14, 1994)
Biggest win
 Croatia 18–4 Japan 
(Milano, Italy; March 15, 1994)
Biggest defeat
 Croatia 0–10 Spain 
(Águilas, Spain; March 30, 2013)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2000)
Best result Second round, (2000)
European Championship
Appearances 5 (First in 1999)
Best result Fourth place, (2012)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)
Best result Fourth place, (2013)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances 2 (First in 2006)
Best result Med 3.png Third place, (2006)

The Croatia national futsal team represents Croatia during international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation and represents the country in international futsal competitions, such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships.

Results[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Netherlands 1989 Part of Yugoslavia - - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Second round 6 3 0 3 18 15 +3
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Colombia 2016 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 1/8 6 3 0 3 18 15 +3

UEFA European Futsal Championship[edit]

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Spain 1999 Group stage 3 1 0 2 8 14 –6
Russia 2001 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 9 –7
Italy 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Czech Republic 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Portugal 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Hungary 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Croatia 2012 Fourth place 4 2 1 1 10 10 0
Belgium 2014 Quarterfinals 3 0 2 1 7 8 –1
Serbia 2016 Group stage 2 0 1 1 4 6 –2
Slovenia 2018 To be determined - - - - - - -
Total 5/11 15 4 4 7 31 47 –16

Grand Prix de Futsal[edit]

Grand Prix de Futsal Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Brazil 2005 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2006 Third place 4 2 1 1 8 15 –7
Brazil 2007 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Seventh place 6 3 0 3 8 14 –6
Brazil 2009 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2010 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2011 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2013 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2014 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2015 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2016 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 2/11 10 5 1 4 16 29 –13

Confederations Cup[edit]

Confederations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Libya 2009 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2013 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 3 12 –9
Kuwait 2014 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Total 1/3 3 0 1 2 3 12 –9

Futsal Mundialito[edit]

Futsal Mundialito Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Italy 1994 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 38 18 +20
Brazil 1995 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 1996 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 1998 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2001 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Italy 2002 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Portugal 2006 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 14 5 +9
Portugal 2007 Fourth place 4 2 0 2 17 18 –1
Portugal 2008 Fifth place 3 1 0 2 7 9 –2
Total 4/9 16 9 1 6 76 50 +26

Mediterranean Cup[edit]

Mediterranean Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Libya 2010 Champions 6 5 1 0 31 9 +22
Total 1/1 6 5 1 0 31 9 +22
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named for UEFA Futsal Euro 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ivo Jukić (1986 -04-13)13 April 1986 (aged 27) 14 0 Latvia FK Nikars Riga
12 1GK Marin Stojkić (1984 -09-30)30 September 1984 (aged 29) 10 0 Croatia MNK Murter
2 2DF Matija Capar (1984 -10-20)20 October 1984 (aged 29) 6 0 Croatia MNK Alumnus
3 2DF Jakov Grcić (1983 -04-12)12 April 1983 (aged 30) 13 5 Croatia MNK Novo Vrijeme Makarska
4 2DF Kristijan Grbeša (1990 -01-17)17 January 1990 (aged 24) 5 1 Croatia MNK Alumnus
9 2DF Alen Protega (1987 -03-05)5 March 1987 (aged 26) 5 0 Croatia MNK Split
10 2DF Tihomir Novak (1986 -10-24)24 October 1986 (aged 27) 13 5 Italy Asti
13 2DF Vedran Matošević (1990 -08-27)27 August 1990 (aged 23) 3 0 Croatia MNK Alumnus
14 2DF Gordan Duvančić (1987 -09-12)12 September 1987 (aged 26) 0 0 Croatia Skripta Osijek
5 4FW Nikola Pavić (1990 -08-10)10 August 1990 (aged 23) 3 0 Croatia FC Arena
6 4FW Saša Babić (1989 -08-04)4 August 1989 (aged 24) 10 1 Croatia MNK Novo Vrijeme Makarska
7 4FW Franko Jelovčić (1991 -07-06)6 July 1991 (aged 22) 10 4 Croatia MNK Split
8 4FW Dario Marinović (1990 -05-24)24 May 1990 (aged 23) 13 12 Kuwait Al Yarmouk Kuwait
11 4FW Josip Suton (1988 -11-14)14 November 1988 (aged 25) 5 0 Croatia MNK Split

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

As of 15 December 2015

Record against other teams[edit]

As of 2 Nov 2016

Key
Positive total balance (more wins)
Neutral total balance (equal W/L ratio)
Negative total balance (more losses)

Wins/Defeats after penalty shootout counted as draw.

National team Total FIFA World Cup Confederations Cup UEFA European Championship Mediterranean Games Qualifications Tournaments**
Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L
 Albania 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Andorra 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Angola 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1
 Argentina 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2
 Armenia 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Australia 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Azerbaijan 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Belarus 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Belgium 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and
Herzegovina
10 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Brazil 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
 Chile 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
 Colombia 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
 Costa Rica 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Czech Republic 13 8 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 1 0 3 2 2 0 0
 France 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Georgia 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0
 Greece 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Hungary 21 6 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 1 2 4
 Iran 6 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Italy 17 0 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 4
 Japan 5 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Kazakhstan 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Latvia 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Lebanon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Libya 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Macedonia 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Morocco 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Mozambique 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Netherlands 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Palestine 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Paraguay 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Poland 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Portugal 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
 Romania 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Russia 8 0 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Serbia* 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovakia 7 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 2 0 0 2
 Slovenia 10 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Spain 8 1 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0
 Sweden 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Turkey 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Ukraine 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Vietnam 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total (44) 206 99 30 77
  • *includes games against  Serbia and Montenegro / FR Yugoslavia
  • **other international (invitational) competitions: Grand Prix de Futsal (2005-2014), Futsal Mundialito (2007-2008)

Biggest Wins[edit]

FIFA World Cup Confederations Cup European Championship Mediterranean Games Qualifications Tournaments
  • +6 vs. Australia (6-0) 2000
  • +3 vs. Costa Rica (4-1) 2000
  • +3 vs. Netherlands (5-2) 2000
  • +1 multiple opponents
  • +7 vs. Palestine (8-1) 2010
  • +4 vs. Lebanon (5-1) 2010
  • +4 vs. Morocco (5-1) 2010
  • +4 vs. Slovenia (7-3) 2010
  • +10 vs. Turkey (10-0) 2015
  • +8 vs. Armenia (8-0) 2015
  • +7 vs. Sweden (7-0) 2013
  • +5 vs. Angola (7-2) 2007
  • +4 vs. Georgia (5-1) 2008
  • +3 vs. Chile (3-0) 2008

Biggest Losses[edit]

FIFA World Cup Confederations Cup European Championship Mediterranean Games Qualifications Tournaments
  • -5 vs. Spain (0-5) 2000
  • -2 vs. Russia (2-4) 2000
  • -7 vs. Brazil (0-7) 2013
  • -2 vs. Colombia (2-4) 2013
  • -5 vs. Netherlands (3-8) 1999
  • -5 vs. Ukraine (0-5) 2001
  • -10 vs. Spain (0-10) 2013
  • -3 vs. Belarus (4-7) 2016
  • -3 vs. Italy (3-6) 2008
  • -3 vs. Italy (0-3) 2008
  • -3 vs. Ukraine (1-4) 2012
  • -7 vs. Brazil (0-7) 2008
  • -6 vs. Hungary (3-9) 2007
  • -5 vs. Brazil (1-6) 2006
  • -5 vs. Italy (1-6) 2006

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