Call it beginner€s luck or a case of punching above their weight, Croatia just recalls 1998 FIFA World Cup France„ fondly. The tournament debutants shocked the field, reaching the semifinals stunningly before crashing out to the hosts and winning the third-place game against Holland. Former Croatia manager Igor Stimac guided his charges though a topsy-turvy 2014 qualification campaign. The men donning the famed white and red checkers took 16 points from a possible first 18 before managing only one from the next available 12. The results were good enough to finish in second place in their UEFA group, nine behind Belgium. Show your support in Croatia€s official licensed gear.