Leading goal scorers for the Croatian national soccer team 1940-2023
78 thousand in attendance for the World Cup final
The 2018 World Cup final was held at the Luzshniki Stadium in Moscow in front of a crowd of 78,000. It was not only among the highest attended matches of Croatia’s national team in 2018, but of all time. The highest ever attendance for a Croatia game came against England in 2007, with 88,091 in attendance at Wembley Stadium.
Croatia's national soccer team has participated in six World Cups since 1991, finishing in the top three on three occasions: 1998, 2022 (both third place), and 2018 (runners up).
Luka Modrić receives Ballon d‘Or
After strong performances and scoring two goals at the World Cup, Croatia’s Luka Modrić was honored with the prestigious Ballon d’Or award, which is given to the best male footballer throughout a calender year.