Croatia World Cup 2014: Team Guide for FIFA Tournament

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Croatia World Cup 2014: Team Guide for FIFA Tournament
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Niko Kovac took his team away from the euphoria that had engulfed the Croats at home. Croatia moved from Zagreb to the Austrian village of Bad Tatzmannsdorf, where they'll sharpen their skills for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

This will be their fourth appearance in the competition, which they reached thanks to the inspirational Kovac. The iconic former captain replaced Igor Stimac just days before the play-off match against Iceland, which not only improved the atmosphere around the team, but also in the public eye as well.

Kovac is still an inexperienced coach, and this World Cup will be the first major test in his managerial career. He relies on the proven class of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic, but the problem could be a slow defence.

Bleacher Report brings you a complete Croatia World Cup guide that includes a closer look at the qualifiers, the squad, the manager and the key player.

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