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Croatia Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Mladi Vatreni ("The Young Blazers")
Association Croatian Football Federation
Head coach Dražen Ladić
Captain Mato Jajalo
Most caps Tomislav Vranjić (26)
Top scorer Tomislav Bušić (13)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Croatia Croatia 0-0 Italy Italy
February 13, 1993, friendly
Biggest win
Croatia Croatia 6-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Osijek, September 5, 1997, qual.EC
Biggest defeat
Croatia Croatia 0-4 Bosnia And Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vinkovci, November 17, 2004, friendly
Brazil Brazil 4-0 Croatia Croatia
Calabar, Nigeria, April 14, 1999, WC
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 2000)
Best result Group stage 2000 & 2004

The Croatia national under-21 football team has played since Croatia's independence in 1990 and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation. (For the team under the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia see Yugoslavia national under-21 football team.)

Contents

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

  • Spain 1996: Did not qualify Finished 4th of 5 in qualification group.
  • Romania 1998: Did not qualify Finished 3rd of 5 in qualification group.
  • Slovakia 2000: Group stage
  • Switzerland 2002: Did not qualify Lost in playoff.
  • Germany 2004: Group stage
  • Portugal 2006: Did not qualify Lost in playoff.
  • Netherlands 2007: Did not qualify Finished 3rd of 3 in qualification group.
  • Sweden 2009: Did not qualify Finished 2nd of 6 in qualification group.

Current squad

Last update on November 2, 2009.

Name DOB Club
Goalkeepers
Marijan Antolović 7 May 1989 (1989-05-07) (age 20) Croatia Cibalia
Ivan Kelava 20 February 1988 (1988-02-20) (age 21) Croatia Lokomotiva
Defenders
Tomislav Barbarić 29 March 1989 (1989-03-29) (age 20) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Goran Jozinović 27 August 1990 (1990-08-27) (age 19) Croatia Hajduk Split
Elvis Kokalović 17 July 1988 (1988-07-17) (age 21) Croatia Slaven Belupo
Dejan Lovren 5 July 1989 (1989-07-05) (age 20) France Olympique Lyonnais
Mario Maloča 4 May 1989 (1989-05-04) (age 20) Croatia Hajduk Split
Ivan Tomečak 7 December 1989 (1989-12-07) (age 20) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Domagoj Vida 29 April 1989 (1989-04-29) (age 20) Croatia Osijek
Midfielders
Milan Badelj 25 February 1989 (1989-02-25) (age 20) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Mato Jajalo 25 May 1988 (1988-05-25) (age 21) Italy Siena
Josip Knežević 3 October 1988 (1988-10-03) (age 21) Croatia Osijek
Krešo Ljubičić 26 September 1988 (1988-09-26) (age 21) Croatia Hajduk Split
Mirko Oremuš 6 September 1988 (1988-09-06) (age 21) Croatia Hajduk Split
Filip Ozobić 8 April 1991 (1991-04-08) (age 18) Russia Spartak Moscow
Ivan Rakitić 10 March 1988 (1988-03-10) (age 21) Germany Schalke 04
Dejan Školnik 1 January 1989 (1989-01-01) (age 21) Slovenia Maribor
Matija Špičić 24 February 1988 (1988-02-24) (age 21) Croatia NK Zagreb
Forwards
Mateas Delić 17 June 1988 (1988-06-17) (age 21) Croatia Slaven Belupo
Nikola Kalinić 5 January 1988 (1988-01-05) (age 22) England Blackburn Rovers
Andrej Kramarić 19 June 1991 (1991-06-19) (age 18) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
Ivan Perišić 2 February 1989 (1989-02-02) (age 20) Belgium Club Brugge

See also

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