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.
|Association||Hrvatski Nogometni Savez|
|Head coach||Josip Šimunić|
|U-19 European Championship|
|Appearances||5 (first in 1998)|
|Best result||Third place 1998 and 2010|
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|
|1994||Did not qualify||4||2||1||1||12||4||+8|
|1999||Did not qualify||5||4||0||1||16||8||+8|
|2001||Did not qualify||2||1||0||1||2||3||−1|
|2011||Did not qualify||6||2||1||3||8||10||−2|
|2013||Did not qualify||6||3||3||0||15||5||+10|
|2017||Did not qualify||6||4||1||1||14||3||+11|
|2020||Qualification in progress||3||2||1||0||5||2||+3|