What is remarkable about the current team is the kind of energy its players have put in despite a high average age (29.7).
Seven of Croatia’s players- Modric, Rakitic, Ivan Strinic, Corluka Vedran, Nikola Kalinic, Mario Mandzukic, Danijel Subasic-are above 30.
But as it was witnessed in the semi-final against England (average age 25.7)’ when it comes to fitness and energy levels, they can do better than their younger rivals.
REOCORD IN WORLD CUP RECORD IN EUROS
1998- Third 1996-Quarterfinals
2002- Group stage (23rd) 2000- Did not qualify
2006-Group stage (22nd) 2004- Group stage (14th)
2010- Did not qualify 2008- Quarter-finals
2014- Group stage (19th) 2012- Group stage
Compiled from Online Sources