Best World Cup Kits: Croatia 1998 Home

Why this kit is good: When you think of this iconic chequered pattern, only one team comes to mind – Croatia. Sporting this kit in their first ever World Cup as an independent nation, Croatia took this iconic style and ran all the way to the semi-finals, only to fall to eventual winners France. Also,…

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Croatia 1998: Vatreni’s mission to unite a young nation

Following years of underachievement, Croatia emerged as potential contenders for the World Cup title in 2018 for only the second time in their history. After all, 20 years ago, Vatreni came incredibly close to the unimaginable. Less than three years after the final battles of the Croatian War of Independence, a small, young, and proud nation…

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