Croatia at Euro 2024: squad, group, schedule, kits and odds to win

Football news 29 may 2024, 10:36
Lars Foster Dailysports's expert Lars Foster
Croatia at Euro 2024: squad, group, schedule, kits and odds to win Croatia at Euro 2024: squad, group, schedule, kits and odds to win

On 14 June, one of the biggest events in the world of national team football will kick off - in Germany, 24 national teams will begin their battle for the title of Europe's strongest nation at UEFA Euro 2024.

The Dailysports team tells you what you need to know about one of the participants of the tournament, – Croatia.

What is Croatia's highest achievement in the history of European Championships?

The Croatian national team played at the European Championships as part of Yugoslavia until 1996, and after the country's collapse it started to play as a separate team.

Since 1996, the Balkan team has missed only one European Championship (in 2000), and only twice (2004 and 2012) failed to qualify from the group. The best achievement remains the quarter-finals in 1996 and 2008.

Who was included in the application of the Croatian national team for Euro 2024?

Head coach of the Croatian national team Zlatko Dalic on 20 May immediately determined the list of 26 players.

  • Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakovic (Fenerbahce), Ivica Ivusic (Paphos), Nediljko Labrovic (Rieka);
  • Defenders: Josip Juranovic (Union), Josip Stanisic (Bayer), Martin Erlich (Sassuolo), Josip Shutalo (Ajax), Domagoj Vida (AEK), Marin Pongracic (Lecce), Josko Guardiol (Manchester City), Borna Sosa (Ajax);
  • Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Marcelo Brozovic (Al Nasr), Mateo Kovacic (Manchester City), Lovro Meyer (Wolfsburg), Mario Pasalic (Atalanta), Luka Ivanusec (Feyenord), Martin Baturin (Dinamo Z), Luka Sucic (Salzburg), Nikola Vlasic (Torino);
  • Forwards: Ante Budimir (Osasuna), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Z), Ivan Perisic (Hajduk), Marko Pjaca (Rijeka), Marko Pasalic (Rijeka).

Who is the head coach of the Croatia national team?

The Croatian national team has been managed by domestic specialist Zlatko Dalic since 2017. The 57-year-old Croatian has been more successful with the Croatian national team at World Cups, taking the team to the final in 2018 and finishing third with them in 2022.

How did Croatia qualify for Euro 2024?

The Croatian national team was placed in a group with Turkey, Wales, Armenia and Latvia in qualifying. With five wins and 16 points, the "chequered" went to the European Championship from the second place in the group, skipping ahead of the Turks.

What is Croatia's group match schedule for Euro 2024?

The Croatian national team has been placed in a group with Spain, Italy and Albania in the final stage of the European Championship.

  • 15.06 18:00 Spain - Croatia (Olympiastadion, Berlin)
  • 19.06 15:00 Croatia - Albania (Volksparkstadion, Hamburg)
  • 24.06 21:00 Croatia - Italy (Red Bull Arena, Leipzig)

Time - CET

What kit will Croatia play in at Euro 2024?

The Croatian national team will play at the tournament in the kit of manufacturer Nike. The home kit features the traditional red and white chequered pattern. The away kit is made in blue colours with a blue rhombus.

What are the odds for Croatia at Euro 2024?

The Croatian national team at Euro 2024 is not considered a favourite. Dalic's team has mediocre chances of winning with odds of 41. Bookmakers are also not sure about the exit from the group, giving the Croats the third place with odds of 2.4.

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