Croatia have leapt from ninth to fourth in the current FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, their highest placing since coming third on their FIFA World Cup™ debut in 1998. In our latest Video of the Week feature, FIFA.com and FIFA TV review that extraordinary maiden appearance.

That heroic and immensely successful tilt at the global crown was enough to see the Croats up to fourth in the national team ranking back in 1998. During the FIFA World Cup in France, Davor Suker and Co confounded the initially cynical experts with their dynamic attacking play and were ultimately rewarded with a third-place finish.

In this week’s video, we catch up with the players who made such an impression in France and review the 1998 finals. Enjoy the film and discover, or rediscover, the story of a truly golden Croatian generation.