Croatia Croatia.png
Team Name Croatia
Nickname(s) Vatreni (The Blazers)
Stadium Stadion Maksimir
Manager Croatia Niko Kovač
Captain Darijo Srna
Confederation UEFA.png UEFA

The Croatians (pronounced cro-AY-shuns) are classed as being in between a World Class team and a good/average team due to their lack of world class superstars but having generally good all round players who play well as a team. They have been licensed from PES08 until PES 2013 with a home kit of red and white checks, white shorts and white socks and an away strip of all blue with red and white trim. Their unlicensed kit in the earlier games used to be difficult to edit due to lack of checked design in edit mode. This was updated in later versions of the game.

[edit] Tactics & Players

The most effective formation for Croatia is usually 4-4-2 with a strong backbone of Dejan Lovren in defence, Luka Modric in midfield and Mladen Petric up front. Usual striker Eduardo Da Silva is severly underrated in the game and therefore sturggles for a starting place which is usually filled by either Ivan Klasnic or ivica Olic. The midfield does however lack width with no real out and out side midfielder, therefore the formation is usually very narrow in the centre which leaves them exposed on the flanks.

A lot of people attempt to avoid this problem by playing with 2 DMFs and 2 AMFs, AMF being the only position of the talented Niko Kranjcar and believed to be the most effective position of Luka Modric. Darijo Srna provides some talent in delivering set pieces as well.

[edit] PES 2014 Squad

Pos. No. Name
GK.png 1 Stipe Pletikosa Plikoso
CB.png 5 Vedran Corluka Carinika
CB.png 6 Dejan Lovren Ljucran
RB.png 11 Darijo Srna Suira
CB.png 21 Domagoj Vida Vajic
CMF.png 8 Ognjen Vukojevic Vltjavic
CMF.png 10 Luka Modric Mognac
AMF.png 7 Ivan Rakitic Rasnic
LMF.png 4 Ivan Perisic Pasanic
CF.png 17 Mario Mandzukic Makdzajic
CF.png 18 Ivica Olic Olenbe
GK.png 12 Oliver Zelenika Zlakoje
GK.png 23 Danijel Subasic Slavic
CB.png 13 Gordon Schildenfeld Schilkmac
RB.png 2 Sime Vrsaljko Vrasciko
CMF.png 15 Ivan Mocinic Malmolic
LMF.png 3 Danijel Pranjic Planz
AMF.png 14 Marcelo Brozovic Bleglav
AMF.png 19 Sammir Selinam
AMF.png 20 Mateo Kovacic Kabizic
CF.png 9 Nikica Jelavic Jakonac
CF.png 16 Ante Rebic Renzomac
CF.png 22 Eduardo da Silva Da Shuga

Other inclusions in PES 2014 have been:

Pos. No. Name
GK.png 12 Dario Kresic Krasimic
CB.png 3 Josip Simunic Shinanoc
LB.png 2 Ivan Strinic Srasic
CMF.png 16 Milan Badelj Baranj
AMF.png 14 Ivo Ilicevic Ijerinic
AMF.png 15 Alen Halilovic Hiljinac
AMF.png 19 Niko Kranjcar Kboyaobir
CF.png 14 Nikola Kalinic Katalic

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