In this blog we will be taking a comprehensive look at the Croatia national football team and their chances in the upcoming World Cup. Are you a supporter of the Croatia football team? Check out betting tips and odds at LV BET Sportsbook and place your bets on your favourite team. 

Croatia national football team appeared in the FIFA World Cup on five occasions since gaining independence in 1991. The best result for the Croatia football team was in 2018 when they reached the final in Russia. In their first appearance in a World Cup in 1998, Croatia managed to get themselves into the semi-final but lost out to France.

With it be a great showing from the Croatia football team or will it be a disappointing one? 

Read on to learn more about:

  • Croatia’s football team FIFA World Cup history
  • Croatia’s road to Qatar
  • Croatia squad
  • LV BET betting tips on Croatia

Croatia at the FIFA World Cup

Croatia national football team haven’t enjoyed the best of time in previous FIFA World Cups, the most memorable one will surely be in Russia when they reached the final only to be beaten 4-2 by France. 

In previous editions of the World Cup, Croatia national football team got knocked out three times in the Group stage. The other two appearances were in Russia and in their first appearance in 1998 in France when they got to the semi-final. 

Croatia in total played 23 games, winning 11 games, losing eight and drawing a total of four games. 

Croatia successes and failures at the previous FIFA World Cup

The best success story for the Croatia football team will surely be the 2018 FIFA World Cup. For the first time in their history, Croatia won their respective group which consisted of Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland, winning all the games and only conceding once. 

The road to the final was a long one with all games leading up to it being decided in extra time. Against Denmark and Russia it was through a penalty shootout and against England it was a great effort from Mandzukic in the 109th that decided the tie. 

The least memorable campaigns for the Croatia national team would be the 2002, 2006 and 2014 World Cups, when the Croatia squad did not qualify for the knockout stages. 

Croatia’s road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup 

Croatia managed to secure their spot in the 2022 World Cup when they won the qualifying group H, winning seven of the ten games played, tipping Russia by just one point. 

Group H consisted of, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta and Cyprus. 

Who will Croatia play against at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?

Croatia will be playing part in Group F in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar next November. The group will consist of Belgium, Canada and Morocco. 

The most likely winner of Group F is Belgium but the Croatia football team will do their best to claim the top spot. 

The fixtures for the Croatia national football team are as follows: 

  • Morocco vs Croatia 23rd November 2022 13:00 AI Bayt Stadium, AI Khor
  • Croatia vs Canada 27th November 2022 19:00 Khalifa International Stadium AI Rayyan
  • Croatia vs Belgium 1st December 2022 18:00, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, AI Rayyan

Croatia squad for the World Cup in Qatar

Croatia national football team players will be coached by Zlatko Dalic, who has been in charge of the national team since 2017. Most of the Croatia players have been around for some time adding to the experience but might lack the physical ability to surpass tests. 

Luka Modric has been the most influential player forming part of the great Croatia squad who reached the Final in Russia. Together with the likes of Ivan Perisic, Mandzukic, Rebic and Brozovic, the Croatia national team will be a strong opposition to whomever they face.

The only issue with the potential progress in the Qatar World Cup for Croatia is how they deal with the ageing squad that they have.

Where to see FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Croatia?

All around Croatia, there will be places where you can enjoy a nice meal whilst watching the Croatia National team in action. Kick-off times will vary depending on the fixture, but all will be played in the late or early afternoon.

You will be able to watch all the action unfold in all FIFA World Cup license holders as well as bars and restaurants that own the rights to show the matches.

For more information, please visit the official FIFA website here

Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets — prices, sale dates and tournament stages

For more information regarding ticket sales and accessibility tickets, please visit the official website here.

All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and International fans.

FIFA World Cup round Category I Category II Category III
Opening match 2,250 1,600 1,100
Group phase 800 600 250
1/8 final 1,000 750 350
Quarterfinal 1,550 1,050 750
Semifinal 3,480 2,400 1,300
Match for 3rd place 1,550 1,100 750
Final 5,850 3,650 2,200

Betting tips and odds on Croatia national team

Croatia will be competing in Group F together with Belgium, Canada and Morocco. Belgium are tipped to win the Group with Croatia following. Croatia football team is priced at 9/4 (3.25) to outright win the Group. 

Bets on Croatia national football team at LV BET

At LV BET, we have a wide array of betting options. You are able to place your bets on the stage of elimination for the Croatia national team. You are also able to bet if the team reaches the World Cup final or not.  

Croatia are priced at at 17/1 (18.00) to reach yet another Final. 

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