The national football team of Croatia (the “Kockasti” (the checkered ones)) will compete in Group D against England, Scotland and the Czech Republic at the 2021 European Championship. During the qualifiers, the team finished at the top of their group against Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Hungary and Wales.
The 2018 World Cup runners-up have been coached by Zlatko Dalic since 2017, who is supported by the former Bayern and HSV player Ivica Olic.
With 134 appearances, Darijo Srna holds the record for most appearances but captain Luka Modric follows him with 133 caps and will most likely overtake him.
The hero of the 1998 World Cup and current association president Davor Suker is the record scorer with 45 goals.
Check out our full Croatia Euro 2021 Team Guide which gives insight into team tactics, key players, and contains a selection of odds on Croatia to win the Euros.
The group stage matches of Croatia are as follows:
- Sunday 13 June 2021 at 2pm against England at Wembley Stadium, London
- Friday June 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. against the Czech Republic in Hampden Park, Glasgow
- Tuesday 22 June 2021 at 8:00 p.m. against Scotland at Hampden Park, Glasgow
Should the Croatians win Group D, they would face the group runners-up from Group F on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Dublin Arena, Dublin.
If Croatia finishes second in the group, the team will have to play the second from group E on Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at the Parken, Copenhagen.
As one of the best third-placed teams they would either have to play on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in Budapest against the winner of Group C or at 8:00 p.m. in Bilbao against the winner of Group C or on Tuesday, June 29, or against the winner of Group E at 8:00 p.m. in Glasgow, Hampden Park on June 26, 2021.
Croatia Euro 2021 Odds
Croatia will enter the tournament as World Cup runners-up and the winner of Group E qualifiers, but many of the team’s cornerstones such as Domagoj, Modric and Perisic are getting on. For many, it remains questionable whether Brozovic, Kovacic, Brekalo, Kramaric and Rebic can surpass themselves and reach the semi-finals. They are currently at 25/1 to win.