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Croatia national under-19 football team

The Croatia national under-19 football team represents Croatia in international football at this age level and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Croatia.

Croatia Under-19
AssociationHrvatski Nogometni Savez
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJosip Šimunić
FIFA codeCRO
First colours
Second colours
U-19 European Championship
Appearances4 (first in 1998)
Best resultThird place 1998 and 2010

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Competition historyEdit

Prior to 1990 Croatian players played for the Yugoslavia Under-18 team. Although the Croatian team was formed in the early 1990s after the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Under-18 team had to wait for UEFA to officially accept Croatian Football Federation's membership bid in order to be included in UEFA-governed competitions. Croatia's membership was accepted in June 1993 and the first continental competition Croatia under-18 team took part in was the qualification for 1994 European Under-18 Championship. In 2001 UEFA changed the player eligibility dates and from 2002 onwards the continental championship is known as UEFA European Under-19 Championship. The tournament is held every year and serves as the qualifying tournament for FIFA U-20 World Cup which is held every two years.

Croatia Under-18/19 team managed to qualify for European championship on four occasions. In 1998 and 2010 they won third place which earned them a place at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship and 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship recordEdit

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship record UEFA U-18/19 Championship Qualification record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1994 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 12 4 +8
  1995 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8
  1996 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
  1997 4 2 1 1 7 1 +6
  1998 Third place 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 4 3 1 0 14 1 +13
  1999 Did not qualify 5 4 0 1 16 8 +8
  2000 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9
  2001 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1
  2002 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
  2003 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
  2004 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9
  2005 6 2 1 3 11 10 +1
  2006 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7
  2007 6 3 3 0 13 6 +7
  2008 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4
  2009 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1
  2010 Third place 4 1 1 2 7 4 +3 6 6 0 0 12 2 +10
  2011 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2
  2012 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 6 4 2 0 15 5 +10
  2013 Did not qualify 6 3 3 0 15 5 +10
  2014 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4
  2015 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2
  2016 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 6 5 1 0 13 2 +11
  2017 Did not qualify 6 4 1 1 14 3 +11
  2018 3 1 1 1 5 5 0
  2019 6 2 2 2 10 9 +1
Total 5/26 17 4 3 10 24 26 −2 120 67 28 25 250 128 +122

Past squadsEdit

See alsoEdit

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