Croatia national under-19 football team


Croatia national under-19 football team
Croatia Under-19
Association Hrvatski Nogometni Savez
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Dinko Jeličić
FIFA code CRO
Home colours
Away colours
U-19 European Championship
Appearances 3 (First in 1998)
Best result Third place

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.

The current head coach is Dinko Jeličić. Most players play in their club's youth academy or reserve team.

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Competition history

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 Football 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.

As of 2009, Croatia Under-18/19 team managed to qualify for European championship on two occasions (in 1998 and 2000). In 1998 they won third place which earned them a place at the 1999 U-20 World Cup, their only U-20 World Cup appearance up to date (after finishing second in their group and reaching Round of 16, they were knocked out of the tournament after a 0–4 defeat against Brazil). Croatia's best scorer was Zvonimir Deranja with two goals, and the team won the FIFA Fair Play Award.[1]

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship record

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
Spain 1994 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 12 4 +8
Greece 1995 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8
France 1996 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
Iceland 1997 4 2 1 1 7 1 +6
Cyprus 1998 Third place 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3 4 3 1 0 14 1 +13
Sweden 1999 Did not qualify 5 4 0 1 16 8 +8
Germany 2000 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 4 4 0 0 10 1 +9
Finland 2001 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1
Norway 2002 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
Liechtenstein 2003 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
Switzerland 2004 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9
Northern Ireland 2005 6 2 1 3 11 10 +1
Poland 2006 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7
Austria 2007 6 3 3 0 13 6 +7
Czech Republic 2008 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4
Ukraine 2009 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1
France 2010 Semi-finals 4 1 1 2 7 4 +3 6 6 0 0 12 2 +10
Romania 2011 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2
Estonia 2012 Qualification in progress 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6
Total 11 3 2 6 18 17 +1 81 47 15 19 169 90 +79

Recent results

Friendly matches


2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship (qualifying round)

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7
 Finland 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
 Moldova 3 0 0 3 2 11 −9 0


Players

Latest squad

The following is the list of players called up by manager Dinko Jeličić for the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification round, which was held in a tournament format from 10 to 15 November 2011 in Netherlands.

Caps and goals listed refer to Croatia U19 team only, and are correct as of the last competitive match against Netherlands U19 held on 15 November 2011.

# Name Date of Birth (Age) Club Caps Goals Debut
Goalkeepers
1
Simon Sluga 17 March 1993 (1993-03-17) (age 18) Italy Juventus Primavera
3
0
v.  Portugal, 29 May 2011
12
Oliver Zelenika 14 May 1993 (1993-05-14) (age 18) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
3
0
v.  Luxembourg, 19 October 2011
Defenders
2
Toni Gorupec 4 July 1993 (1993-07-04) (age 18) Croatia Radnik Sesvete
14
0
v.  Montenegro, 15 September 2010
5
Niko Datković 21 April 1993 (1993-04-21) (age 18) Croatia Rijeka
4
0
v.  Luxembourg, 19 October 2011
6
Josip Čalušić 11 October 1993 (1993-10-11) (age 18) Croatia Radnik Sesvete
6
0
v.  Czech Republic, 4 October 2011
Midfielders
3
Ivan Aleksić 6 March 1993 (1993-03-06) (age 18) Croatia Osijek
4
0
v.  Czech Republic, 4 October 2011
4
Filip Mrzljak (c) 16 April 1993 (1993-04-16) (age 18) Croatia Radnik Sesvete
11
0
v.  Montenegro, 15 September 2010
7
Marko Pajač 11 May 1993 (1993-05-11) (age 18) Croatia Varaždin
5
3
v.  Czech Republic, 4 October 2011
8
Ivan Močinić 30 April 1993 (1993-04-30) (age 18) Croatia Rijeka
6
0
v.  Czech Republic, 4 October 2011
10
Mateo Kovačić 6 May 1994 (1994-05-06) (age 17) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
2
0
v.  Finland, 10 November 2011
13
Dario Čanađija 17 April 1994 (1994-04-17) (age 17) Croatia Slaven Belupo
6
0
v.  Czech Republic, 4 October 2011
14
Dino Špehar 8 February 1994 (1994-02-08) (age 17) Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
2
0
v.  Moldova, 12 November 2011
16
Danijel Miškić 11 October 1993 (1993-10-11) (age 18) Croatia Radnik Sesvete
4
1
v.  Czech Republic, 3 March 2011
17
Josip Radošević 3 April 1994 (1994-04-03) (age 17) Croatia Hajduk Split
4
0
v.  Czech Republic, 4 October 2011
Forwards
9
Antonio Mirko Čolak 17 September 1993 (1993-09-17) (age 18) Germany Karlsruher
6
4
v.  Republic of Ireland, 8 February 2011
11
Ante Rebić 21 September 1993 (1993-09-21) (age 18) Croatia RNK Split
2
1
v.  Czech Republic, 4 October 2011
15
Marko Livaja 26 August 1993 (1993-08-26) (age 18) Italy Cesena
5
2
v.  Czech Republic, 4 October 2011
18
Mario Jelavić 20 August 1993 (1993-08-20) (age 18) Croatia Hajduk Split
5
3
v.  Czech Republic, 4 October 2011

Past squads

See also

References

External links


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