FINALS / QUALIFYING CAMPAIGNS
FIRST FWC: 1998 LAST FWC: 2014
BEST ACHIEVEMENT: 3rd place 1998
Having replaced Ante Cacic as Croatia coach in October 2017, Dalic led the Balkan nation through a play-off, where they defeated Greece 4-1 on aggregate to secure their spot at Russia 2018. He previously coached UAE club Al-Ain and led them to the 2016 AFC Champions League final.
Described recently by Andriy Shevchenko as “one of the best midfielders ever”, Modric is certainly among the world’s finest right now. Croatia will be relying on this FIFA/FIFPro World XI member and three-time UEFA Champions League winner to pull the strings at Russia 2018.