The year was 1998 when Croatia announced their arrival in international football with a third-place finish in France. Even though the tournament was dominated by Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, Croatia legend Davor Suker won the Golden Boot with six goals.
Following their unprecedented success in 1998, Croatia have produced a lot of world-class players. However, they haven’t been able to match the achievements of their previous generation in World Cup. In fact, Croatia have failed to progress beyond the group stage in three attempts since the turn of the century. In Brazil 2014, Croatia lost to Brazil and Mexico in the group stage and crashed out of the tournament.