CroatiaFlag.png Croatia badge.png
Team Name Croatia
Stadium Stadion Maksimir
Stadion Poljud
Manager CroatiaFlag.png Niko Kovac
Captain Darijo Srna
Confederation UEFA
Five Star Ranking Rankingstar.png Rankingstar.png Rankingstar.png

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 since PES08 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 2013 Squad

Pos. No. Name
GK.png 1 Stipe Pletikosa
CB.png 5 Vedran Corluka
CB.png 13 Gordon Schildenfeld
RB.png 11 Darijo Srna
LB.png 2 Ivan Strinic
CMF.png 8 Ognjen Vukojevic
CMF.png 10 Luka Modric
AMF.png 7 Ivan Rakitic
LMF.png 20 Ivan Perisic
CF.png 17 Mario Mandzukic
CF.png 9 Nikica Jelavic
GK.png 12 Ivan Kelava
GK.png 23 Danijel Subasic
CB.png 3 Josip Simunic
CB.png 4 Jurica Buljat
CB.png 21 Domagoj Vida
RB.png 15 Sime Vrsaljko
DMF.png 16 Tomislav Dujmovic
CMF.png 18 Milan Badelj
LMF.png 6 Danijel Pranjic
AMF.png 19 Niko Kranjcar
CF.png 14 Leon Benko
CF.png 22 Eduardo da Silva

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