Euro 2012 team guide - Croatia

  • 7 June 2012
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Learn everything you need to know about Euro 2012 team Croatia in this handy Newsround guide.

FIFA Ranking


European Championship Wins



Vatreni (The Blazers)

National Anthem

Lijepa naša domovino ('Our beautiful homeland') - Croatians sing to their rivers asking them to not lose of their power. They'll be hoping for a similar flow of goals from Nikica Jelavic!


Slaven Bilic

Key Players

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Image caption Luka Modric

Luka Modric (Midfielder, Tottenham Hotspur)

Spurs fans know all about Luka Modric's quick feet, sharp passing and close control.

He's Croatia's playmaker too.

Another good tournament here and Tottenham might find him even harder to hold onto!

Greatest Euro moment

Davor Suker's majestic chip over the mighty Peter Schmeichel at Euro 96. Audacious.

Tournament Chances

Not great. They won a lot of fans at Euro 2008 but they may well struggle in this tricky group against heavyweights Italy and Spain.

Can England beat them?

Croatia famously beat England at Wembley to stop them reaching Euro 2008, but England have since beaten them 4-1 and 5-0 to restore the balance of power.