Croatia national futsal team

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Croatia
Nickname(s) Vatreni
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 16 (28 December 2015) [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 4 (First in 1999)
Best result 4th (2012)

The Croatia national futsal team represents Croatia during international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation.

Results[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 2nd round 6 3 0 3 18 15
TPE 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Colombia 2016 To be determined - - - - - -
Total 1/6 6 3 0 3 18 15

European Championship[edit]

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

Mediterranean Cup[edit]

Mediterranean Cup Record
Year Round
2010 Champions

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 Dec 2015

Record against other teams[edit]

As of 8 Feb 2016

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
 Andorra 1 1 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 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1
 Argentina 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
 Armenia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 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 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Belarus 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and
Herzegovina
3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Brazil 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
 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 8 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 1 0 3 2 2 0 0
 France 2 2 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
 Georgia 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 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 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 2
 Italy 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1
 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 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Macedonia 3 3 0 0 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
 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
 Poland 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Portugal 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Romania 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Russia 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 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 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 1
 Slovenia 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
 Spain 6 0 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 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 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total (37) 87 46 10 31
  • *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]

World Championship 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]

World Championship European Championship Mediterranean Games Qualifications Tournaments
  • -5 vs. Spain (0-5) 2000
  • -2 vs. Russia (2-4) 2000
  • -5 vs. Netherlands (3-8) 1999
  • -5 vs. Ukraine (0-5) 2001

  • -10 vs. Spain (0-10) 2013
  • -3 vs. Italy (3-6) 2008
  • -3 vs. Italy (0-3) 2008
  • -3 vs. Ukraine (1-4) 2012
  • -3 vs. Belarus (4-7) 2016
  • -7 vs. Brasil (0-7) 2008
  • -6 vs. Hungary (3-9) 2007
  • -5 vs. Brasil (1-6) 2006
  • -5 vs. Italy (1-6) 2006

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