It wasn't meant to be for Marin Čilić against Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime Monday afternoon in Melbourne. The Croatian came out crisp and took the first set 6-2 before losing the next three sets in consecutive fashion; two in tiebreaks. Regardless, Čilić should consider this chapter of the Australian open a success as he took down #5 Andrey Rublev in the 3rd Round. Čilić will … [Read more...] about Čilić Loses To #9 Auger-Aliassime After Taking 1st Set
Joško Gvardiol gave himself one hell of a 20th birthday present on Sunday with a goal versus Wolfsburg in a 2-0 victory! The RB Leipzig defender sealed the match in the 84' by chipping the Wolfsburg keeper to secure all three points. It's his first Bundesliga goal of 2022 as Gvardiol just came over from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2021. The now 20 year-old Gvardiol has had a … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe XVIII: Gvardiol Scores On 20th Birthday; Modrić, Kramarić Score Too
Outside of Croatia making the Davis Cup Final last month (losing to Russia) and Pavić/Mektić cleaning up the doubles scene in 2021, there hasn't been much to discuss in Croatian singles tennis lately. Now, 2014 U.S. Open champion, Marin Čilić, is trying to make his first 4th Round appearance since the 2020 Australian Open. In his way, another Russian. Čilić has had his … [Read more...] about Čilić Takes Down #5 Rublev In 4 Sets
The 1st Round of the Australian Open is in the books and the Croatians did "okay" in singles; winning 2/4 matches. Marin Čilić is the lone Croatian men's singles player this tournament as he carries a #27 ranking through the first Grand Slam of the year. Borna Ćorić is still nursing a shoulder injury and is expected to rejoin the tour in the next couple of months. Ćilić … [Read more...] about Australian Open 1st Round Recap: Čilić, Konjuh Only Croatians To Move On
Croatia handled Serbia 23-20 Saturday night in the second match of Euro 2022 preliminary group play. The win for the Croatian Cowboys over Serbia means that a victory over Ukraine on Monday will see them progress to the Main Round; which consists of 12 teams across two groups. Croatia is expected to defeat Ukraine on Monday, who have yet to win a game at Euro 2022 in two … [Read more...] about Croatia Cruise Past Serbia 23-20 In Euro 2022 Handball
Luka Modrić is 36 1/2 years old and is arguably the best midfielder on planet Earth...today! Modrić scored the game winner Sunday night as Real Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-0 to life the Spanish SuperCup. Read full story here. Mateo Kovačić was Chelsea's best midfielder Saturday in a 1-0 loss to English leaders Manchester City. "Started the game like a player very much … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe XVII: Modrić Leads Real Madrid To SuperCup Victory
Our very own Matt 'The Golden Child' Lebo posed a fantastic question for Hajduk Split fans this week on Twitter: A. Would you rather Hajduk be terrible for another 50 years? OR B. Swap roles with Dinamo for the next 10 years, but Zdravko Mamić is your manager? Lebo has been a Dinamo fan his entire life so I applaud him on the sophisticated Twitter jab to … [Read more...] about HAJDUK FANS ONLY: Would You Rather…?
Happy New Year CroatianSports.com nation! 2021 saw the Vatreni qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, Croatian athletes have their second best summer Olympic games, and a Croatian international (Mateo Kovačić) win the Champions League crown for the ninth straight season! What are you most looking forward to in 2022? (Outside of the World Cup) … [Read more...] about Happy New Year’s CroatianSports.com Nation!
Nikola Vlašić is finally on the board in London! The Croatia attacking midfielder scored his first goal Tuesday night after coming on in the 85'. With the game already in hand in West Ham's favor, Vlašić banged home an easy 'junk goal' from the middle of the box in injury time to cap off a 4-1 victory for West Ham over Watford. Vlašić has had an incredibly slow start in … [Read more...] about FINALLY! Vlašić Scores 1st Goal For West Ham