Croatia national under-19 football team

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Croatia Under-19
Association Hrvatski Nogometni Savez
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Josip Šimunić
FIFA code CRO
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U-19 European Championship
Appearances5 (first in 1998)
Best resultThird place 1998 and 2010

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.

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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 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 record

UEFA U-18/19 European Championship recordUEFA U-18/19 Championship Qualification record
YearRoundPldWDLGFGAGDPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Spain.svg 1994 Did not qualify4211124+8
Flag of Greece.svg 1995 2002198
Flag of France.svg 1996 2101341
Flag of Iceland.svg 1997 421171+6
Flag of Cyprus.svg 1998 Third place421185+34310141+13
Flag of Sweden.svg 1999 Did not qualify5401168+8
Flag of Germany.svg 2000 Group stage30033854400101+9
Flag of Finland.svg 2001 Did not qualify2101231
Flag of Norway.svg 2002 320164+2
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg 2003 3111220
Flag of Switzerland.svg 2004 6501134+9
Ulster Banner.svg 2005 62131110+1
Flag of Poland.svg 2006 6321136+7
Flag of Austria.svg 2007 6330136+7
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2008 6321117+4
Flag of Ukraine.svg 2009 311176+1
Flag of France.svg 2010 Third place411274+36600122+10
Flag of Romania.svg 2011 Did not qualify62138102
Flag of Estonia.svg 2012 Group stage311142+26420155+10
Flag of Lithuania.svg 2013 Did not qualify6330155+10
Flag of Hungary.svg 2014 311195+4
Flag of Greece.svg 2015 623186+2
Flag of Germany.svg 2016 Group stage30032756510132+11
Flag of Georgia.svg 2017 Did not qualify6411143+11
Flag of Finland.svg 2018 3111550
Flag of Armenia.svg 2019 6222109+1
Ulster Banner.svg 2020 Tournament and elite qualifying round cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic 321052+3
Flag of Romania.svg 2021 Tournament and qualifying round cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Total5/2617431024262123692925255130+125

Past squads

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