Croatia have been a member of FIFA and UEFA since 1993 after gaining independence from the former Yugoslavia. They were a regular fixture at major tournaments until 1998 where they finished third, their best-ever performance. Until 2018, when Croatia lost out in the final against France.

Croatia have endured mixed fortunes since 1998, failing to qualify for any major tournament until the World Cup 2006. Croatia then reached Euro 2008, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012, and World Cup 2014 but was eliminated in each of these tournaments in the first round.

Croatia qualified for Euro 2016 as Group H runners-up behind Italy. They made the final in 2018 but lost out in the group stages at the 2020 Euros. [+]

Croatia’s trademark home kit is based on its national coat of arms, and despite minor redesigns, it has largely remained intact since 1990. Their fans are fiercely patriotic and contribute to a brilliant atmosphere, which has seen Croatia win most home games. Croatia plays their home fixtures at Dinamo Zagred’s ground, the Stadion Maksimir. The Croatian Football Association has plans to further expand the stadium shortly.

Best Croatia Football Team Betting Lines

Here are the odds for Croatia’s next match and consider the strengths and weaknesses of their likely line-up and that of the opposition.


Euro Championship - Group B - 2
Wednesday, Jun 19, 202409:00 AM
Euro Championship - Group B - 3
Monday, Jun 24, 202403:00 PM
UEFA Nations League - League A - 1
Thursday, Sep 05, 202402:45 PM
Last update on Jun 21, 2024 06:45 AM

Croatia Football Team Season Schedule

Plan your future Croatia bets by looking at the schedule below and picking out key fixtures. Pay attention to whether Croatia plays at home or on the road as that could be the deciding factor.

⚽ World Cup2022
SeasonStatusAwayAway ScoreHome ScoreHome
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 11:00FTNetherlands20Senegal
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 08:00FTIran26England
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 20 - 11:00FTEcuador20Qatar
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 05:00FTSaudi Arabia21Argentina
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 08:00FTTunisia00Denmark
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 11:00FTPoland00Mexico
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 05:00FTCroatia00Morocco
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 08:00FTJapan21Germany
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 14:00FTCanada01Belgium
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 05:00FTCameroon01Switzerland
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 08:00FTSouth Korea00Uruguay
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 11:00FTGhana23Portugal
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 14:00FTSerbia02Brazil
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 08:00FTSenegal31Qatar
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 11:00FTEcuador11Netherlands
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 14:00FTUSA00England
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 08:00FTSaudi Arabia02Poland
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 11:00FTDenmark12France
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 14:00FTMexico02Argentina
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 08:00FTMorocco20Belgium
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 11:00FTCanada14Croatia
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 14:00FTGermany11Spain
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 05:00FTSerbia33Cameroon
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 08:00FTGhana32South Korea
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 11:00FTSwitzerland01Brazil
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 14:00FTUruguay02Portugal
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 10:00FTQatar02Netherlands
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 10:00FTSenegal21Ecuador
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 14:00FTUSA10Iran
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 10:00FTFrance01Tunisia
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 14:00FTArgentina20Poland
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 14:00FTMexico21Saudi Arabia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 10:00FTBelgium00Croatia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 10:00FTMorocco21Canada
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 14:00FTSpain12Japan
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 10:00FTPortugal12South Korea
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 10:00FTUruguay20Ghana
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 14:00FTBrazil01Cameroon
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 14:00FTSwitzerland32Serbia
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 14:00FTWales11USA
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 05:00FTIran20Wales
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 14:00FTEngland30Wales
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 14:00FTAustralia14France
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 11:00FTCosta Rica07Spain
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 05:00FTAustralia10Tunisia
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 05:00FTCosta Rica10Japan
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 10:00FTDenmark01Australia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 14:00FTGermany42Costa Rica
2022Round of 16Dec 03 - 10:00FTUSA13Netherlands
2022Round of 16Dec 04 - 14:00FTSenegal03England
2022Round of 16Dec 03 - 14:00FTAustralia12Argentina
2022Round of 16Dec 04 - 10:00FTPoland13France
2022Round of 16Dec 05 - 10:00PENCroatia1 (3)1 (1)Japan
2022Round of 16Dec 06 - 10:00PENSpain0 (0)0 (3)Morocco
2022Round of 16Dec 05 - 14:00FTSouth Korea14Brazil
2022Round of 16Dec 06 - 14:00FTSwitzerland16Portugal
2022Quarter-finalsDec 09 - 14:00PENArgentina2 (4)2 (3)Netherlands
2022Quarter-finalsDec 10 - 14:00FTFrance21England
2022Quarter-finalsDec 09 - 10:00PENBrazil1 (2)1 (4)Croatia
2022Quarter-finalsDec 10 - 10:00FTPortugal01Morocco
2022Semi-finalsDec 13 - 14:00FTCroatia03Argentina
2022Semi-finalsDec 14 - 14:00FTMorocco02France
20223rd Place FinalDec 17 - 10:00FTMorocco12Croatia
2022FinalDec 18 - 10:00PENFrance3 (2)3 (4)Argentina
Last update on Jun 20, 2024 12:15 AM

Croatia Football Team League Standings

Trust Croatia to battle for one of two available qualifying spots for major tournaments. Their competitiveness, partisan home support and perfect balance of skill and guile guarantees this.

⚽ World Cup2022
Group A
Group B
Group C
4Saudi Arabia3310235-2LLW
Group D
Group E
4Costa Rica33102311-8LWL
Group F
Group G
Group H
2South Korea43111440WLD
Last update on Jun 20, 2024 12:15 AM

How To Win At Croatia Football Team Bets

Your first piece of research should be to consider whether Croatia are favorites in the outright match betting market or not. On many occasions, Croatia has won comfortably against weaker European nations by two goals or more. You may find it fruitful to consider the over markets if Croatia is heavy favorites in a match, as they have an innate ability to create chances and convert.

Croatia wins over 50% of home matches, so note whether their upcoming game is on home soil. During the 2018 World Cup, Croatia made it to the final but lost 4-2 to a powerful France team.

Croatia has a settled team that includes several experienced professionals. The Croatian midfield is littered with talent. It includes star players Ivan Rakitic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, and rising star Mateo Kovacic. Rakitic is getting old now but remains a top-class talent. Croatia’s results depend on how well Rakitic and Modric perform together in the heart of midfield.

While Croatia boasts many established professionals who play at the highest domestic level, their team lacks an exciting young crop of stars. They’re a bit predictable, making value hard to find for Croatia at the bookies.

Forward Ivan Perisic has been in a rich vein of form recently and was amongst the top goalscorers, having joined Antonio Conte's Tottenham for the 2022/23 season. With creative talents such as Modric and Rakitic supplying him with ammunition, Perisic can damage any defence.

Croatia’s other main goal-scoring threat comes from Mario Mandzukic and Nikola Vlašić. Mandzukic. Both players spearhead an attack that has proven devastating on the international stage. Both forwards offer reasonable odds for first goal scorer too.

At major tournaments, you might be able to capture some value betting on Croatia to go further than the group stages. With players like Modric, Vlašić, Rakitic, Mandzukic, and Perisic in their starting lineup, they have the team to take them there.