Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light wear
Size: Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: 39-41 Inches / 99-103 CM
Colour: Blue, red & white chequered trim
Seasons: 2004/2005 & 2005/2006
Official Nike Croatia away football shirt from the 2004/05 international season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 Excellent. Light wear (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All names, numbers and patches are all also in superb condition. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Former Croatia international Zlatko Kranjčar, appointed to succeed Barić in July 2004, led the team through the 2006 World Cup qualifiers without losing a single match and topping the group in front of Sweden and Bulgaria. Nevertheless, some of the media reports accused him of nepotism for peferring to select his son Niko Kranjčar for the national squad instead of the young and talented Luka Modrić. Once at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Croatia lost their opening game to Brazil and drew 0–0 with Japan, after Darijo Srna had missed a first-half penalty.
A 2–2 draw with Australia, in which three players were sent off, confirmed Croatia's exit in the group stage. The game was also notable for a mistake by referee Graham Poll, who awarded three yellow cards to Croatia's Josip Šimunić, after mistaking him for an Australian player due to his Australian accent. Poll, heavily criticised for losing control of the match, retired from refereeing shortly afterwards.
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