Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded
Robert Jarni (born 26 October 1968) was in an era of wingbacks during the mid 1990s one of the best of them all. He was a raiding player down the left flank who created numerous goals with his high crosses into the box for his strikers. Jarni was also a key member of the now legendary 1987 World Youth Cup winning squad along with fellow croats Šuker, Boban, Prosinečki and Štimac. After leaving Hadjuk Split he would go onto to Italy where he played short spells at Bari and Torino before joining Juventus where he played one season with Juve at their mid 1990s peak.
However it is at Real Betis where he settled and played his best football at club and international level. This allowed him to become the team's all-time most-capped player with 81 caps, although the record he held for four years following his retirement was by now surpassed by Dario Šimić, who won his 82nd cap in June 2006.
The crowning moment of his career was the 1998 World Cup in France, where he played a significant part in the Croatian team that surprisingly won the bronze medals, becoming the first debut team to reach the World Cup semi-finals since Portugal in 1966. Jarni also scored the first goal in Croatia's 3-0 victory over highly favoured Germany in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
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