🥉Croatia would be jubilant after a well-deserved second consecutive podium finish as they emerged third at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 , having finished runner’s up in the 2018 edition.
💥A country with less than 4 million people achieving this in six appearances with their first coming only in 1998 is remarkable
👏🏽Between 1998 to 2022, Croatia has the 3rd highest podium finishes (1998 🥉 2018 🥈 2022 🥉), only behind France and Germany. They have fared better than football powerhouses such as Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, England, etc. who failed to qualify for the semi-finals even in the 2022 edition.
👑At 37, magician Luka Modric continues to be the engine of the Croatia team. While he might have played his last World Cup game, he could very well be a part of the side for the Euros in 2024, having shown he has still got it in him #brazil
⭐️Gvardiol was awarded the Player of the Match award in the 3rd place play-off, and has been one of the most impressive players in the World Cup, which has also seen top clubs chasing his signature.
📈 With this, a small nation like Croatia has jumped to 7th on the latest FIFA rankings among the 211 members. Incredible!
While Croatia might have won a bronze medal, it shines as bright as gold!
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