Their performance in the 1998 World Cup 20 was also the following the high-point within their footballing history, but the current crop of players have the capacity to create yet again this summer.
What's the Croatian national anthem known as?
Officially called'Lijepa naša domovino', it pertains to'Our amazing homeland' - but is often only called only'Lijepa naša'.
Ancient lyrics were written so long ago as 1835, with the song and words adapted through the years.
It was only in 1972 that the anthem was officially made , although more lyrical changes were produced between 1974 and 1990.
Our lovely homeland,
O fearless and gracious.
Dear, you're our only glory,
Dear, you're our only one,Dear, we adore your plains,
Dear, we adore your hills.
Drava, Sava, continue flowing,
Danube, don't miss your vigour,
deep blue sea, inform the world,
a Croat enjoys his people.
Whilst his subjects are kissed by sun,
Luca Modric will seem to boss the midfield for Croatia in World Cup 2018