# Croatia

This year
# Defence
Former Liverpool defender Lovren rejects accusations of fascism
A controversial video appeared after Croatia eliminated Brazil on penalties in the quarter-finals in Qatar.
Last year
# like a fine wine
37-year-old Modric confirms he will not retire from international football
Croatia will now attempt to win the Nations League title next June.
# Luka Magic
Croatia win third-place playoff on Luka Modric's World Cup swansong
Josko Gvardiol and Mislav Orsic gave Croatia a 2-1 win over Morocco.
# Unpopular
'Everyone wanted us to lose,' claims Argentina goalkeeper
Emiliano Martinez has backed his country’s ‘fighters’.
# main man
Lionel Messi revels in 'crazy' Argentina success
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner set his team on their way to the World Cup final.
# flaw
Croatia boss laments lack of goalscorer at World Cup
Zlatko Dalic spoke about his team’s shortcomings after the 2018 runners-up were beaten 3-0 by Argentina.
Argentina v Croatia, World Cup semi-final
Argentina faced Croatia, as Lionel Messi and Luka Modric were among those vying for a spot in the final.
# Unhappy
Neymar 'psychologically destroyed' by World Cup exit
He never got to take a spot kick in the shootout that Croatia won 4-2 to move into the semi-finals.
# Contenders
Ranking the 4 remaining teams at the World Cup
France are most people’s favourites following their win over England.
# Final Four
Croatia knock out World Cup favourites Brazil in dramatic penalty shootout
Brazil’s bid for a sixth World Cup came crashing down as Croatia booked their place in the World Cup semi-finals.
# Woe
'We can't blame Lukaku' for World Cup exit
Timothy Castagne has expressed support for his Belgium teammate.
# Angry
'Some outlets in Belgium are quite happy to jump on fake news' - Martinez
The coach has denied reports of a bust-up in his team’s changing room.
# Under fire
Croatia fans punished for 'xenophobic behaviour'
Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan was targeted for his ethnic Serb roots.
# Stalemate
Solid Morocco hold 2018 runners-up Croatia at World Cup
Morocco produced a spirited display against Croatia, who were led by Luka Modric.
# Predictions
Ranking the 10 teams most likely to win the World Cup
Brazil and other sides who are in strong contention to lift the trophy.
# on fire
In-form Croatia striker continues brilliant form as Rangers ease to win
Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent also netted after Hearts had Cammy Devlin sent off.
# All Square
Late penalty sees Croatia hold France in Nations League
Croatia equalised seven minutes from time when Andrej Kramaric won and converted a penalty.
All time
# Joy
Late drama sees Croatia slip past Russia and into World Cup finals
Fedor Kudryashov’s own goal saw them snatch top spot.
# Legend
Croatian World Cup hero retires from football
Mario Mandzukic famously scored the winning goal against England in the semi-finals.
# Relief
Spain win 8-goal thriller as Morata comes good
Luis Enrique’s side will now face France or Switzerland in the quarter-finals.
# Reaction
'I had 10 days at home, unable to move' - Tearful Busquets admits Spain relieved
They will face Croatia in Copenhagen on Monday after going through as runners-up in Group E.
# Exit
'Shattered' Scotland no match for Modric, admits McGregor
McGregor scored his country’s first goal at a major tournament for 23 years, but it proved to be just a consolation.
# packing their bags
Scotland bow out as Modric delivers moment of magic for Croatia
The Scots needed a victory in their final Group D fixture to reach the last 16.
# Unhappy
'This is not really fair' - Croatia manager frustrated by Covid-19 rules at Euro 2020
Zlatko Dalic believes his team are at a disadvantage heading into Tuesday’s crucial game against Scotland.
# imitation
Czech star says goal celebration a tribute to MMA fighter
Patrik Schick is a big fan of Nate Diaz.
# evenly matched
Czech Republic hold Croatia to close in on Euro last 16
Patrik Schick’s first-half penalty gave him the early lead in the race for the Golden Boot.
# Accident
Football fan in 'serious condition' after Wembley fall
Stadium officials said they will work alongside European football’s governing body Uefa to investigate the incident.
# Joy
England beat Croatia to get their Euro 2020 off to winning start
Raheem Sterling got the game’s only goal after 57 minutes.
# Controversy
Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee
The Croatia national anthem was also booed.
# success stories
Germany, Croatia and Austria join list of teams qualified for Euro 2020
16 teams have now qualified for the 24-team tournament.
# Impact
Former lifeguard keeps Wales' Euro hopes afloat
Kieffer Moore scored on his international competitive debut as Ryan Giggs’ side drew 1-1 with Slovakia.
# Chance
'We are on course to win a European Championship or World Cup in the next 8 years'
Harry Redknapp is excited by the potential of England’s youngsters.
# Rise
The story of how a Croatian war child became the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner
The star-studded Paris ceremony could hardly be further removed from Luka Modric’s early years.
# resolution
Modric cleared of perjury charges in Croatian corruption trial
The ruling, which closes the case, comes as the Real Madrid star is hoping to be awarded the 2018 Ballon d’Or in Paris on Monday.
# Wayne's World
Southgate defends Rooney selection and Wilson gets call-up ahead of England ties with USA and Croatia
‘It is a small way of appreciating what he has given to his country.’
# Nations League
England rue Rashford misses in behind-closed-doors Croatia stalemate
Gareth Southgate’s men were frustrated in Rijeka as they fired blanks against the World Cup finalists.
# Nations League
'It is not fair': Why Croatia v England is being played behind closed doors
The World Cup semi-finalists meet again on Friday night.
# La Roja
Spain have seven shots on target, trounce World Cup finalists Croatia 6-0
Marco Asensio grabbed a goal and forced four others in the Nations League clash in Elche.
# Looking Back
'Punditry should be about tension' - Gary Neville on the infamous Roy Keane-Ian Wright argument
The ex-Man United star discusses one of the TV moments of the World Cup.
# No offence
Britain's TV watchdog will not launch investigation after viewer complaints about mocking of Roy Keane's accent
Ofcom said the exchange was intended “in good humour”.