NEW YORK – Football World Cup 2014 is now 37 days away and excitement is getting hotter.
We have giving a daily dose of some interesting facts relating to the mega events, the present one and past ones. Here is the today’s daily dose”
The former Yugoslavia qualified for the FIFA World Cup on eight occasions, playing a total of 37 fixtures.
The Balkan nation’s closest brush with glory came in 1930 and 1962, when they reached the semi-finals, losing out to the tournament hosts – Uruguay and Chile respectively – on both occasions.
Since Yugoslavia’s break-up, Croatia have enjoyed the best World Cup record of its former republics – finishing third in 1998 – and they will again be present in Brazil along with neighbors and tournament debutants Bosnia-Herzegovina.