Team analysis

Croatia

Croatia

Croatia
No.PlayerBornPos.ITATURESPGSClub
1Dominik Kotarski10/02/2000Goalkeeper808080 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
2Filip Hlevnjak05/08/2000Defender8080 NK Slaven Koprivnica (CRO)
3David Čolina19/07/2000Defender8080801 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
4Ivan Nekić24/12/2000Defender8080 HNK Rijeka (CRO)
5Stipe Radić10/06/2000Defender808080 HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
6Bartol Franjić14/01/2000Midfield808072* GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
7Leon Kreković07/05/2000Forward73*55*8+ HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
8Marko Hanuljak31/01/2000Midfield8055*80
9Antonio Marin09/01/2001Forward76*8039+1 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
10Jurica Pršir29/05/2000Midfield64*67*11+ GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
11Michele Šego05/08/2000Forward808080 HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
12Vice Baždarić14/02/2000Goalkeeper HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
13Mario Vušković16/11/2001Defender 80 HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
14Tin Hrvoj06/06/2001Defender 80 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
15Juraj Ljubić26/05/2000Midfield GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
16Josip Mitrović11/06/2000Forward7+25+69* HNK Rijeka (CRO)
17Roko Baturina20/06/2000Forward4+13+41* RNK Split (CRO)
18Tomislav Krizmanić21/04/2001Midfield16+25+80 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Croatia team analysis

Croatia team analysis

• 1-4-3-3 with rapid transitions into 1-4-1-4-1 defensive block
• Screening midfielder Franjić ready to drop into back line
• Set out to build from back; possession play with neat combinations
• When pressed, direct pass to striker; aerial ability, good supply to flanks
• Hardworking wingers; deep runs by full-backs, notably Colina on left
• Quick transitions to deep defending with ten behind the ball
• Quality goalkeeping by Kotarski; excellent game with hands and feet