Croatian Head Coach Slaven Bilic
One advantage Croatia have over everyone else is that they have a united squad.
I think that, in part, it's down to their coach, Slaven Bilic.
Bilic was an outstanding defender in his playing days and he was notorious for his firm, but fair, playing style, which he seems to have taken with him into management.
Whenever a job vacancy comes up across Europe, Bilic's name is never far away in terms of candidates.
There are other countries in this tournament, like England, Ireland and Italy, that have all had serious off-field incidents to deal with in the lead up to the Euros.
England's decision to leave Rio Ferdinand out of the squad in favour of taking John Terry could prove to be a divisive move, particularly amongst players who are unhappy with the impending court case against Terry.
The Irish camp was rocked by a late change in their squad when Paul McShane was drafted in to take the place of Kevin Foley.
I've already discussed the off-field problems that have plagued the Italian side, so there's no point in me going over those problems in detail.
Match-fixing allegations again threaten to undermine the Italian campaign.
Croatia come across as a squad of players that play for each other, for their manager and most importantly for their country.
There have been many examples over the years where team spirit has often carried unfancied domestic teams to glory.
If you add team spirit to the undoubted skill and talent that's rife through this Croatian side, then they've got every chance of making it out of Group C and into the latter stages of Euro 2012.