Croatia national under-20 football team
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|Association||Croatian Football Federation|
|Head coach||Ognjen Vukojević|
|Top scorer||Domagoj Abramović (6)|
| Croatia 1–1 Italy |
(Poreč, Croatia; 8 February 1995)
| Hungary 0–6 Croatia |
(Hungary; 5 September 1995)
Croatia 6-0 Italy
(Umag, Croatia; 15 March 2006)
| Brazil 4–0 Croatia |
(Calabar, Nigeria; 14 April 1999)
Slovenia 4–0 Croatia
(Brežice, Slovenia; 4 April 2006)
|FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Appearances||3 (first in 1999)|
|Best result||Round of 16, 1999 & 2013|
The U20 team is the de facto under-19 of the previous year, and it acts mainly as a feeder team for the U21s and provides further international development for youth players. The team qualified for its only official match, FIFA U-20 World Cup, depends on U19 result.
Croatia managed to qualify for 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup. That was second appearance from Croatian football team on FIFA competition, after A-team appeared on FIFA World Cup in France in 1998. They passed the group, and then lost to Brazil by 4-0 in Round of 16.
On 24 July 2010, after trashing Portugal 5-0 in 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship group game, Croatia qualified to semi-final and also secured spot in 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.
Croatian under-20 team played most of its matches competing in regional cup called Mirop Cup, also known as Cup Alpe-Adria, with teams of Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and teams of some Austrian and Hungarian regions. Croatia won that cup three times in a row, in 1994, 1995 and 1996, and bever after.
FIFA U-20 World Cup recordEdit
|FIFA U-20 World Cup record|
|1995||Did not qualify|
|1999||Round of 16||4||1||2||1||6||6||0|
|2001||Did not qualify|
|2013||Round of 16||4||2||1||1||4||4||0|
|2015||Did not qualify|
|2021||To be determined|