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Croatia Football team 2018

Fifa Ranking: 17 History: Association football was first introduced to Croatia by English expatriates working on industrial projects in Rijeka and Županja in 1873. By 1907, local clubs had been established in Croatia and a modern edition of the sport’s laws was translated and published. Before the nation’s independence, Croatian footballers played for the national …

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Belgium Football team 2018

Fifa Ranking: 5 History: Belgium was one of the first mainland European countries to play association football. Its practice in Belgium began on 26 October 1863, after an Irish student walked into the Josephites College of Melle with a leather ball. Initially, an elitist pastime, during the following decades association football supplanted rugby as Belgium’s most …

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Saudi Arabia Football team 2018

Fifa Ranking: 63 History: Considered one of Asia’s most successful national teams, Saudi Arabia has won the Asian Cup three times on (1984, 1988, and 1996) and qualified for the World Cup four consecutive times ever since debuting at the 1994 tournament. In the 1994 World Cup under the leadership of Jorge Solari and with talents like Saeed Al-Owairan and Sami Al-Jaber, reinforced by national …

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Iran Football team 2018

Fifa Ranking: 32 History: The Iranian Football Federation was founded in 1920. In 1926 Tehran XI (selected players from Tehran Club, Toofan F.C., and Armenian Sports Club) traveled across the border to Baku, USSR, this was the first away football match for an Iranian team. This Tehran Select team is the predecessor of Iran’s national football team. The first match …

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