Croatia FIFA World Cup 2014
The Croatia Men’s National Football Team, operated by Croatian Football Federation, represents Croatia in the international football arena. The emblem of the Chile National Football Team consists of the use of four colors i.e. white, red and blue and golden. Currently Croatia is ranked 18th on FIFA World Football Ranking. The Croatian team is nicknamed as Vatreni meaning “The Blazers”. The Team plays from UEFA (Europe) confederation. The squad will be decorated in the design done by Lotto, a white jersey with the chequers on the right side like a flying flag. The supply is done by Nike. The chequered design is used to represents other Croatian Sports and Team.
Looking upon the History of Croatian National Football Team, the football was Started in Croatia be English expatriates in 1873. The first recognized team of Croatia was in 1940. Croatia made its first FIA debut in the year 1998. Croatia was ranked 125 on 1994 making its top ranking as third in 1999. The major achievements of Croatia is winning the third position in 1998 FIFA World Cup. Croatia is one of the strongest European Teams. Croatia is in the Group-A along with Brazil, Cameroon and Mexico. Chile will be playing against these teams in Group Qualifier rounds. The first match of FIFA World Cup 2014 and first match of Croatia is against Brazil.
Croatia Men’s National Football Team is managed by the Head Coach Niko Kovac along with the assistant coaches Robert Kovac, Goran Lackovic and Branimir Ujevic. There are 23 Players name assigned by the Colombian Coach for playing in soccer world cup 2014 under the captainship of Darijo Srna. The squads for Colombia fifa world cup 2014 are Goal Keepers: Stipe Pletikosa (1), Oliver Zeleniks (12), Danijel Subasic (23), Defenders: Sime Vrsalko (2), Danijel Pranjic (3), Vedran Corluka (5), Dejan Lovren (6), Darijo Srna (11), Gordon Schildenfeld (13), Domagoj Vida (21), Midfielders: Ivan Perisic (4), Ivan Rakitic (7), Ognjen Vukojevic (8), Luka Modric (10), Marcelo Brozovic (14), Milan Badelj (15), Sammir (19), Mateo Kovacic (20) and Forwards: Nikica Jelavic (9), Ante Rebic (16), Mario Mandzukic (17) , Ivica Olic(18) and Eduardo (22).