Croatia Croatia.png
Team Name Croatia
Nickname(s) Vatreni (The Blazers)
Stadium Stadion Maksimir
Manager Croatia Ante Čačić
Captain Ivan Rakitic
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 2018 Squad

Pos. No. Name
GK.png 23 Danijel Subasic
CB.png 6 Matej Mitrovic
CB.png 21 Domagoj Vida
RB.png 13 Tin Jedvaj
LB.png 22 Josip Pivaric
DMF.png 10 Luka Modric
DMF.png 19 Milan Badelj
RMF.png 11 Marcelo Brozovic
LMF.png 4 Ivan Perisic
AMF.png 7 Ivan Rakitic
CF.png 17 Mario Mandzukic
GK.png 12 Lovre Kalinic
GK.png 1 Dominik Livakovic
CB.png 5 Vedran Corluka
CB.png 18 Marko Leskovic
RB.png 2 Sime Vrsaljko
LB.png 3 Ivan Strinic
CMF.png 8 Mateo Kovacic
AMF.png 15 Marko Rog
LWF.png 20 Marko Pjaca
CF.png 16 Nikola Kalinic
CF.png 14 Duje Cop
CF.png 9 Andrej Kramaric

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