Swiss-born Croatian international, Ivan Rakitić, helped his German club team, FC Schalke 04, to a triumphant 4-1 win over visiting Stuttgart February 3rd as Bundesliga action started up again after the winter break. He assisted the first 3 goals for Schalke all off of set pieces. The 19 year-old Rakitić was born in Switzerland and even represented them in U-17, U-19 and … [Read more...] about RAKITIĆ POSTS 3 ASSISTS IN WIN OVER STUTTGART
Croatia will be playing what looks to be like their final friendly before Euro 2008 starts versus Slovenia. The game will take place on May 23rd and it will be in neighboring Slovenia. The city and venue has not yet been named but my guess would be the capital city- Ljubljana. Stay tuned for more Euro 2008 news and rumors as it approaches. … [Read more...] about FINAL FRIENDLY ANNOUNCED
Domagoj Vida is an 18-year old NK Osijek midfielder who is currently playing for the U-21 Croatian national team. He was just offered a transfer from English Premiership juggernaut Liverpool FC but refused the invitation. Domagoj said that he would rather improve his skills in Croatia than sit on the bench in England- and who can blame him? To be quite honest, I had no idea … [Read more...] about WHO IS DOMAGOJ VIDA??
We all saw how the new 2008 Croatian dark blue road jerseys looked against England back in November. They remind me of the 1998 blues with checkers only underneath the armpits. The home jerseys, which have always consisted of the red and white checker design, have not yet been officially released by Nike, but these pictures show what they are probably going to look like. … [Read more...] about POSSIBLE 2008/2009 HOME JERSEY DESIGN??
Croatia manager, Slaven Bilić, released the team roster for the Netherlands friendly early Tuesday morning. The game will take place February 6th in Split. It is the first in a series of friendlies for both sides in preparation for the Euro 2008 tournament in June. There have not been any unexpected roster moves for this game except for Bilić saying that many younger, … [Read more...] about BILIĆ NAMES SQUAD VS. NETHERLANDS
Croatia's 2006 Football Player of the Year, Eduardo da Silva (right), continued his fine form in 2007 for new club Arsenal, who he joined this past August, and is already off to a blazing start in 2008 with 2 goals and an assist in 3 games. He is even receiving great praise from Arsenal manager, Frenchman Arsene Wenger- and that is something not loosely thrown around in the … [Read more...] about EDUARDO OFF TO IMPRESSIVE ENGLISH CAREER
The deal to send 22-year old Dinamo Zagreb captain Luka Modrić to England was all but set in stone. Dinamo's directors even held a press conference on December 29th in Zagreb to send him on his way and announce which English Premier League team he would be joining. Top tier teams Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester City were all in contention for the rights to Modrić for rumored … [Read more...] about LUKA MODRIĆ TO STAY IN ZAGREB
Croatians worldwide know the importance and passion associated with the Hajduk Split-Dinamo Zagreb rivalry. It's a rivalry that splits Croatia in half where the south half and coast(Dalmacija) support Hajduk through the firm Torcida and the north (Zagorije and the capital city of Zagreb) predominantly support Dinamo through the Bad Blue Boys(BBB) firm as these two teams have … [Read more...] about HAJDUK-DINAMO RIVALRY
Croatia have announced a Friendly vs. the Netherlands on February 6, 2008 in Split at Poljud Stadion. This will be the first match in a series of friendlies for both sides leading up to Euro 2008 in June where Croatia will be playing co-hosts Austria, Germany, and Poland in group play while Netherlands have been but in the 'group of death' alongside World Cup Champions Italy, … [Read more...] about CROATIA FRIENDLY ANNOUNCED