Croatia national futsal team

The Croatia national futsal team represents Croatia during international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation and represents the country in international futsal competitions, such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships.

Croatia
Nickname(s)Mini vatreni (The Mini Blazers)
AssociationCroatian Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMarinko Mavrović
CaptainFranco Jelovčić
Most capsIvo Jukić (119)
Top scorerDario Marinović (68)
Home stadiumArena Zagreb
FIFA codeCRO
FIFA ranking15 (29 July 2022) [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Italy 4–1 Croatia 
(Milano, Italy; March 14, 1994)
Biggest win
 Croatia 18–4 Japan 
(Milano, Italy; March 15, 1994)
Biggest defeat
 Croatia 0–10 Spain 
(Águilas, Spain; March 30, 2013)
World Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2000)
Best resultFifth place (2000)
European Championship
Appearances5 (First in 1999)
Best resultFourth place (2012)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2013)
Best resultFourth place (2013)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances2 (First in 2006)
Best result3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Third place (2006)

ResultsEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

FIFA Futsal World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Netherlands 1989 Part of Yugoslavia - - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Second round 6 3 0 3 18 15 +3
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Colombia 2016 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Lithuania 2021 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 1/9 6 3 0 3 18 15 +3

UEFA European Futsal ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Spain 1999 Group stage 3 1 0 2 8 14 –6
Russia 2001 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 9 –7
Italy 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Czech Republic 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Portugal 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Hungary 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Croatia 2012 Fourth place 4 2 1 1 10 10 0
Belgium 2014 Quarterfinals 3 0 2 1 7 8 –1
Serbia 2016 Group stage 2 0 1 1 4 6 –2
Slovenia 2018 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Netherlands 2022 To be determined
Total 5/12 15 4 4 7 31 47 –16

Grand Prix de FutsalEdit

Grand Prix de Futsal Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Brazil 2005 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2006 Third place 4 2 1 1 8 15 –7
Brazil 2007 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Seventh place 6 3 0 3 8 14 –6
Brazil 2009 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2010 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2011 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2013 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2014 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2015 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2017 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 2/11 10 5 1 4 16 29 –13

Confederations CupEdit

Confederations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Libya 2009 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2013 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 3 12 –9
Kuwait 2014 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Total 1/3 3 0 1 2 3 12 –9

Futsal MundialitoEdit

Futsal Mundialito Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Italy 1994 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 38 18 +20
Brazil 1995 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 1996 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 1998 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 2001 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Italy 2002 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Portugal 2006 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 14 5 +9
Portugal 2007 Fourth place 4 2 0 2 17 18 –1
Portugal 2008 Fifth place 3 1 0 2 7 9 –2
Total 4/9 16 9 1 6 76 50 +26

Mediterranean CupEdit

Mediterranean Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA DIF
Libya 2010 Champions 6 5 1 0 31 9 +22
Total 1/1 6 5 1 0 31 9 +22
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Žarko Luketin (1989 -03-16)16 March 1989 (aged 32) 50 3   MNK Futsal Pula Stanoinvest
12 1GK Zoran Primić (1991 -04-21)21 April 1991 (aged 30) 27 0   HMNK Vrgorac
7 2DF Franco Jelovčić (1991 -07-06)6 July 1991 (aged 30) 94 56   FP Halle-Gooik
2 2DF Vedran Matošević (1990 -08-27)27 August 1990 (aged 31) 71 21   FK Dobovec
10 2DF Tihomir Novak (1986 -10-24)24 October 1986 (aged 35) 107 37   FK Dobovec
13 2DF Kristijan Postružin (1995 -08-28)28 August 1995 (aged 26) 32 6   MNK Olmissum Omiš
11 2DF Josip Suton (1988 -11-14)14 November 1988 (aged 33) 76 27   CAME Dosson Calcio a 5
5 2DF Davor Kanjuh (1989 -07-20)20 July 1989 (aged 32) 34 7   MNK Futsal Dinamo
6 4FW Maro Đuraš (1994 -06-06)6 June 1994 (aged 27) 28 6   MNK Square Dubrovnik
15 4FW Matej Horvat (1994 -01-30)30 January 1994 (aged 28) 51 5   MNK Olmissum Omiš
17 4FW Antonio Sekulić (1999 -01-22)22 January 1999 (aged 23) 13 5   MNK Olmissum Omiš
4 4FW Josip Jurlina (2000 -01-13)13 January 2000 (aged 22) 18 2   MNK Olmissum Omiš
3 4FW Kristian Čekol (1997 -12-30)30 December 1997 (aged 24) 18 0   MNK Futsal Dinamo
8 4FW Dario Marinović (1990 -05-24)24 May 1990 (aged 31) 89 68   Futsal Cartagena

Results and fixturesEdit

2013Edit

18 September 2013 UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 play-off Slovakia   1–3   Croatia Bratislava, Slovakia
17:15 CET Haľk   19' Report Marinović   22', 23'
Novak   28'
Stadium: Interhala Pasienky
24 September 2013 UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 play-off Croatia   4–0   Slovakia Dubrovnik, Croatia
20:00 CET Jelovčić  4', 21', 37'
Marinović   34'
Report Stadium: Sports Hall

2014Edit

7 January 2014 Friendly Croatia   3–2   Belgium Novigrad, Croatia
20:00 Report
8 January 2014 Friendly Croatia   2–2   Belgium Opatija, Croatia
20:00 Report
29 January 2014 UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 Spain   3–3   Croatia Antwerp, Belgium
18:30 Aicardo   16'
Lin   27', 28'
Report Babić   10'
Jelovčić   18'
Capar   38'
Stadium: Lotto Arena
31 January 2014 UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 Croatia   3–3   Czech Republic Antwerp, Belgium
18:30 Report Stadium: Lotto Arena
4 February 2014 UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 Italy   2–1   Croatia Antwerp, Belgium
18:00 Romano   1'
Fortino   10'
Report Jelovčić   7' Stadium: Sportpaleis
Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)

Notable playersEdit

Player statisticsEdit

As of 30 January 2022

Record against other teamsEdit

As of 30 January 2022

Key
Positive total balance (more wins)
Neutral total balance (equal W/L ratio)
Negative total balance (more losses)
National team Total FIFA World Cup Confederations Cup UEFA European Championship Mediterranean Games Qualifications Tournaments *
Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L Pld W D L
  Albania 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Andorra 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Angola 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1
  Argentina 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2
  Armenia 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Australia 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Azerbaijan 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Belarus 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Belgium 6 5 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
  Bosnia and
Herzegovina
11 5 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 4 1 0 3
  Brazil 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
  Chile 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
  Colombia 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
  Costa Rica 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Czech Republic 21 13 2 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 2 2 4 2 0 2 4 2 0 2
  Denmark 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  England 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  France 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Finland 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Georgia 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0
  Greece 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Hungary 22 6 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 1 2 4
  Iran 6 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Italy 21 3 3 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 4
  Japan 5 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Kazakhstan 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Latvia 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Lebanon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Libya 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Macedonia 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Morocco 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Mozambique 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Montenegro 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Netherlands 5 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Palestine 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Paraguay 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Poland 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Portugal 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
  Romania 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Russia 11 0 4 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Serbia ** 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Slovakia 10 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 5 0 0 2 0 0 2
  Slovenia 12 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
  San Marino 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Spain 8 1 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0
  Sweden 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Turkey 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Ukraine 13 5 2 6 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 4 2 1 1
  Vietnam 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total (49) 258 131 39 88
** includes games against   Serbia and Montenegro / FR Yugoslavia
* other international (invitational) competitions: Grand Prix de Futsal (2005-2014), Futsal Mundialito (2007-2008)

Biggest WinsEdit

FIFA World Cup Confederations Cup European Championship Mediterranean Games Qualifications Tournaments
  • +6 vs. Australia (6-0) 2000
  • +3 vs. Costa Rica (4-1) 2000
  • +3 vs. Netherlands (5-2) 2000
  • +2 vs. Poland (3-1) 2022
  • +7 vs. Palestine (8-1) 2010
  • +4 vs. Lebanon (5-1) 2010
  • +4 vs. Morocco (5-1) 2010
  • +4 vs. Slovenia (7-3) 2010
  • +10 vs. Turkey (10-0) 2015
  • +8 vs. Armenia (8-0) 2015
  • +7 vs. Sweden (7-0) 2013
  • +5 vs. Angola (7-2) 2007
  • +4 vs. Georgia (5-1) 2008
  • +3 vs. Chile (3-0) 2008

Biggest LossesEdit

FIFA World Cup Confederations Cup European Championship Mediterranean Games Qualifications Tournaments
  • -5 vs. Spain (0-5) 2000
  • -2 vs. Russia (2-4) 2000
  • -7 vs. Brazil (0-7) 2013
  • -2 vs. Colombia (2-4) 2013
  • -5 vs. Netherlands (3-8) 1999
  • -5 vs. Ukraine (0-5) 2001
  • -10 vs. Spain (0-10) 2013
  • -3 vs. Belarus (4-7) 2016
  • -3 vs. Italy (3-6) 2008
  • -3 vs. Italy (0-3) 2008
  • -3 vs. Ukraine (1-4) 2012
  • -7 vs. Brazil (0-7) 2008
  • -6 vs. Hungary (3-9) 2007
  • -5 vs. Brazil (1-6) 2006
  • -5 vs. Italy (1-6) 2006

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