COACH: Slaven Bilic
WORLD RANKING: 8
QUALIFIED: Through playoffs
BEST EURO FINISH: Quarter-finals (1996, 2008)
PLAYING STYLE: Counter-attack
STRENGTHS: Any team with Modric is going to cause the opposition problems – and he’s not the only skilful playmaker in this team.
WEAKNESSES: The lack of pace at the back, especially at the heart of the defence, always leaves them open to speedy attacks.
One of the Premier League’s premier midfielders, and can light up any game with his cheeky one-touch passing and wriggling runs. Could take his value to £40 million.
The legendary 30-year-old has 90 caps for his country and when he winds up his right-foot everyone should take cover – because, boy, can he hit it.
Population: 4.2 million
Official language: Croatian
Best ever player: Davor Suker