1st Half notes: Grumble, grumble, grumble. The Vatreni started their match against Brussels on Sunday; keeping ball possession at 100% for the first 10 minutes. Then they let Belgium chip away at the Croatian net until Lukaku finally broke the seal in the 38' by cleaning up the trash as the Vatreni defense couldn't clear the ball. Livaković still looks to have confidence issues … [Read more...] about Belgium Beat Croatia 1-0 In Final Warmup Before EURO 2021
Here we go! Croatia's last match before EURO 2021 kicks off on June 13th at Wembley against England takes place this Sunday. The Vatreni will take on a bruised and battered Belgium side in Brussels before they take off to the UK. Many Croatian supporters are upset at this week's 1-1 draw against Armenia and the finishing in front of the net two weeks before a major … [Read more...] about What Does Croatia Have To Do Against Belgium?
Bojan Bogdanović and the #1 seed Utah Jazz made quick work of the Memphis Grizzlies after dropping Game 1. Utah wrapped up the series in five games Wednesday night in Salt Lake City after a wire-to-wire 126-110 win over the Grizzlies. Bogdanović and the Jazz will now face the winner of the Clippers/Mavericks series in the 2nd Round. Bogdanović has averaged 18.8 points/game … [Read more...] about Bogdanović 1st Croatian To Punch Ticket To 2nd Round
You may look at the scoreline and be worried. Don't be. The Vatreni could have easily scored six on Armenia today in Velika Gorica but it looked as they were more interested in playing a FIFA-esque style of play rather than being clinical with the ball. Perišić headed home a Modrić corner in the 1st half but he could have easily added another. Pašalić hit the post with a … [Read more...] about Croatia Draw Armenia 1-1 In Friendly But Could Have Easily Scored 6 Goals…Not To Worry
Mateo Kovačić and Chelsea are Champions League winners after beating Manchester City 1-0 Saturday night in Porto! Kovačić came off the bench in the 80th minute to help secure Chelsea's second European title. More importantly from the Croatian side, a Croatian international now has won the Champions League NINE STRAIGHT YEARS! Starting with Mandžukić in 2013, Modrić, Rakitić, … [Read more...] about Kovačić, Chelsea Win CL! Croatian Streak Now At 9 Years!
It's being reported from multiple news outlets in Croatia that 31 year-old defender, Dejan Lovren, could be ruled out of EURO 2021 due to injury. He did not report to training on Friday and stayed in the team hotel. Lovren has not played for Zenit since April 5th. In the long run, this could be a blessing in disguise for the Croatian defense. The pairing of Lovren/Vida has … [Read more...] about Lovren Could Be Ruled Out For EURO | Blessing In Disguise?
I'm just going to leave this right here. There's not much else to say. At the ripe old age of 35, Croatian captain Luka Modrić was named this season's 'Player of the Year' for Real Madrid. On top of that, Lukita just signed on for one more year in Madrid which will keep him at the club for a 10th season. Simply amazing what Luka has done in his career. He really is … [Read more...] about Luka Modrić Named 2020/21 Real Madrid Player Of The Year
Mateo Kovačić and Chelsea will have their chance to bag a Champions League crown on Saturday when they face Manchester City in Portugal. It will be the 10th straight year a Croatian plays in the CL Final with a Vatreni player being crowned European champion eight straight years. Kovačić could keep that streak alive and make it nine with a win over City. But before we get to … [Read more...] about Croatians Pick Up Plenty Of Silverware In 2020-21 Season
The UFC Heavyweight GOAT, Stipe Miocic, stops by to talk about his Croatian upbringing in Cleveland, a possible trilogy fight with Francis Ngannou, and ultimately having a title fight in Croatia. … [Read more...] about Miocic: “Hell Yeh! I Want A Title Fight In Croatia!”