Croatia national under-20 football team

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Croatia under-20
Nickname(s) Mali vatreni
Association Croatian Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Ognjen Vukojević
Top scorer Domagoj Abramović (6)
FIFA code CRO
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First colours
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Second colours
First international
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1–1 Italy  Flag of Italy.svg
(Poreč, Croatia; 8 February 1995)
Biggest win
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 0–6 Croatia  Flag of Croatia.svg
(Hungary; 5 September 1995)
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 6-0 Italy  Flag of Italy.svg
(Umag, Croatia; 15 March 2006)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 4–0 Croatia  Flag of Croatia.svg
(Calabar, Nigeria; 14 April 1999)
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 4–0 Croatia  Flag of Croatia.svg
(Brežice, Slovenia; 4 April 2006)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1999 )
Best resultRound of 16, 1999 & 2013

The Croatia national under-20 football team is the national under-20 football team of Croatia and is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Croatia.

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History

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.

Under-20 national team of Croatia was formed in 1994. First match was played against team of Austrian region Styria, and first match against FIFA member was against Italy on 8 February 1995.

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.

Another good performance by U19 team at 2012 championship saw Croatia qualifying for the World Cup, this time to be held in Turkey in 2013.

Competitive record

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 record

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
YearRoundPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Qatar.svg 1995 Did not qualify
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1997
Flag of Nigeria.svg 1999 Round of 164121660
Flag of Argentina.svg 2001 Did not qualify
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2003
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2005
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2007
Flag of Egypt.svg 2009
Flag of Colombia.svg 2011 Group stage3003286
Flag of Turkey.svg 2013 Round of 164211440
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2015 Did not qualify
Flag of South Korea.svg 2017
Flag of Poland.svg 2019
Flag of Indonesia.svg 2021 To be determined
Total3/131133512186

Players

The following is the list of players for the international friendly fixture against Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey on 26 March 2021. [1]
Caps, numbers and goals as of 26 March 2021 after match against Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey; only matches as FIFA member are included.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Ivor Pandur (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Italy.svg Hellas Verona
1 GK Renato Josipović (2001-06-12) 12 June 2001 (age 19)10 Flag of Croatia.svg Dinamo Zagreb
1 GK Roko Runje (2001-08-13) 13 August 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of Croatia.svg Junak Sinj

2 DF Stipe Radić (2000-06-10) 10 June 2000 (age 20)20 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Beerschot
2 DF Vicko Ševelj (2000-09-19) 19 September 2000 (age 20)20 Flag of Croatia.svg Hajduk Split
2 DF Alois Dominik Oroz (2000-10-29) 29 October 2000 (age 20)20 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vitesse
2 DF Josip Šutalo (2000-02-28) 28 February 2000 (age 21)10 Flag of Croatia.svg Istra 1961 (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb)
2 DF Niko Galešić (2001-03-26) 26 March 2001 (age 20)10 Flag of Croatia.svg Rijeka
2 DF Luka Škaričić (2002-01-28) 28 January 2002 (age 19)10 Flag of Croatia.svg Hajduk Split

3 MF Marko Hanuljak (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 21)30 Flag of Croatia.svg Osijek
3 MF Adam Benić (2000-04-28) 28 April 2000 (age 20)30 Flag of Croatia.svg Osijek
3 MF Ante Palaversa (2000-04-06) 6 April 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Kortrijk (on loan from Manchester City)
3 MF Edin Julardžija (2001-01-21) 21 January 2001 (age 20)10 Flag of Croatia.svg Slaven Belupo (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb)
3 MF Mario Čuić (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 19)10 Flag of Croatia.svg Hajduk Split
3 MF Marko Bulat (2001-09-26) 26 September 2001 (age 19)11 Flag of Croatia.svg Šibenik (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb)
3 MF Marin Ljubičić (2002-02-28) 28 February 2002 (age 19)10 Flag of Croatia.svg Hajduk Split

4 FW Roko Baturina (2000-06-20) 20 June 2000 (age 20)30 Flag of Hungary.svg Ferencváros
4 FW Ivan Durdov (2000-07-17) 17 July 2000 (age 20)30 Flag of Croatia.svg Rudeš
4 FW Josip Mitrović (2000-06-11) 11 June 2000 (age 20)21 Flag of Croatia.svg Gorica
4 FW Ivan Dolček (2000-04-24) 24 April 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of Croatia.svg Hajduk Split
4 FW Antonio Marin (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 20)12 Flag of Croatia.svg Lokomotiva (on loan from Dinamo Zagreb)
4 FW Mihael Kuprešak (2001-05-15) 15 May 2001 (age 19)10 Flag of Croatia.svg Osijek
4 FW Ivan Brnić (2001-08-23) 23 August 2001 (age 19)10 Flag of Croatia.svg Hajduk Split

Previous squads

FIFA U-20 World Cup

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References

  1. "Hrvatska U-20". Hrvatski nogometni savez (in Croatian). Retrieved 29 March 2021.