Luka Modric earns his 162nd cap as he starts for Croatia in Saturday's World Cup third-place play-off against Morocco at the Khalifa International Stadium. Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic made five changes from the team beaten 3-0 by Argentina in the semi-finals, bringing Lovro Majer into the midfield in place of Marcelo Brozovic. Josip Stanisic and…
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic called Brazil's squad "scary" but says his team are not big underdogs in Friday's quarter-final against the World Cup favourites.
4 Sep 2021
Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, who scored the winning goal against England in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, has retired from the game, three years after playing his last international.
22 Jun 2021
Scotland's shot at reaching the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time were ended in a 3-1 defeat to a Luka Modric-inspired Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday that took the World Cup runners-up into the last 16 of Euro 2020.
17 May 2021
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic named a 26-man squad for Euro 2020 on Monday, comprising players who won silver at the 2018 World Cup and their younger peers and led by veteran Luka Modric.
24 Sep 2018
France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps won FIFA's best coach of the year prize on Monday in recognition for his work in leading Les Bleus to success in Russia.
14 Jul 2018
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is prepared to make changes for Sunday's World Cup final against France if some of his players have not recovered from their exertions in reaching football's biggest game.
12 Jul 2018
Ecstatic Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is confident tiredness will not be an issue for his side when they face France in the World Cup final despite once again coming through extra time to beat England on Wednesday.
9 Jul 2018
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has identified Raheem Sterling as England's danger man in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
9 Jul 2018
Croatia will have enough energy to face England in the World Cup semi-final despite back-to-back games going to extra time and penalties, boss Zlatko Dalic says. Having edged past Denmark on penalties in the last 16, Croatia overcame hosts Russia in another dramatic shootout. They return to action on Wednesday when they meet England in…
2 Jul 2018
Zlatko Dalic said he wanted Croatia's World Cup adventure to continue past the quarter-finals after his team secured a last eight spot with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Denmark.
20 Mar 2018
A representative from the Croatian national team will be among the spectators at the Hive Stadium, London when the Super Eagles tackle Serbia in their third pre-World Cup friendly.