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Everything you needed to know about World Cup finalists Croatia

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Croatia did not join FIFA until 1992.

Croatia beat England to book their place in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.

Here, Press Association Sport profiles the side who will meet France at the Luzhniki Stadium.

World Cup record

Davor Suker, right, won the World Cup golden boot in 1998 (PA)
Davor Suker, right, won the World Cup golden boot in 1998 (PA)

Former greats

Slaven Bilic played for and later managed West Ham (Adam Davy/PA)
Slaven Bilic played for and later managed West Ham (Adam Davy/PA)

Current danger men

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Manager

World Cup 2018 so far

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Geography

Croatia has become a popular holiday destination, particularly the resort of Dubrovnik, where popular television series Game of Thrones films its King’s Landing scenes. Croatia’s population is just over four million and, of the 32 countries at the 2018 World Cup, only Panama, Uruguay and Iceland are home to fewer people.

A nation famous for…

Goran Ivanisevic won the men's singles at Wimbledon in 2001 (Tom Hevezi/PA)
Goran Ivanisevic won the men’s singles at Wimbledon in 2001 (Tom Hevezi/PA)

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