Slaven Belupo managed a respectable loss in Greece to Aris Thessaloniki today. With no score at halftime, Aris finally pulled away in the 55th minute with a goal by Spaniard, Sergio Koke. Slaven is going to have to score some goals in the return match if they want to extend their UEFA Cup run. On the other side of Europe, Hajduk grinded out a 0-0 draw in Spain to Deportivo. … [Read more...] about UEFA CUP UPDATE
Well, there goes that. Dinamo Zagreb finally lost a game. Granted it was against the reigning Ukrainian champs, Dinamo just could not find the back of the net. It only took Shakhtar Donetsk 3 minutes to score their first goal. Croatian star, Darijo 'Beckham of the Balkans' Srna did what he does best and blasted a free kick from just outside the box past 20 year-old backup … [Read more...] about SRNA & COMPANY BRING DINAMO BACK DOWN TO EARTH
Dinamo Zagreb has exploded out of the gates to start the 2008-09 season. They have earned maximum points in 3 games in the Croatian Prva Liga and have an undefeated record in the first 2 rounds of Champion's League qualifying. The real test begins tomorrow when Dinamo takes on Ukrainian champs, Shakhtar Donetsk. The meeting kicks off the 3rd qualifying round for both … [Read more...] about CAN DINAMO STAY PERFECT???
Croatian international defender and yet to be crowned 'Century Man' Dario Šimić, has packed his bags and will be moving to France. The 32 year-old leaves AC Milan, where he hardly played the past few seasons, to join fellow Croatian teammates Nikola Pokrivač and Jerko Leko at Monaco. Šimić has signed a 2-year deal with his new French club. We'll see how much playing time he … [Read more...] about CROATIAN ‘IRON MAN’ MOVING TO MONACO
Croatia Sesvete [0-1]Dinamo Zagreb Cibalia Vinkovci [2-0]HNK Šibenik Inter Zaprešić [2-2] NK Rijeka NK Zadar[2-2] NK Osijek Varteks Varaždin [2-3] Slaven Belupo NK Zagreb [3-0] Hajduk Split … [Read more...] about 3RD ROUND HNL RESULTS
It has been rumored for the past few weeks, but today it just got a bit more serious. Tottenham has been after Croatian 'iron horse' defender Vedran Ćorluka as well as Villareal's David Villa and Zenit's Andrei Arshavin, which would be the largest transfer window signings ever in the Premiership if it happened. The 'super signing' will not happen but Ćorluka might still … [Read more...] about ĆORLUKA MOVING TO LONDON???
Slaven Bilić has called upon Ivica Križanac for duty. Križanac is a 29 year-old defender born and raised in Split. He started his career in the Croatian Prva Liga with HNK Sibenik before moving to Slaven Belupo and Varteks. In 2005, Križanac signed with Zenit St. Petersburg of the Russian Premier League. Last season, Zenit not only won the Russian league title but defeated … [Read more...] about THE STRONG GET STRONGER
FIFA released its world rankings for the month of August today, and to my surprise, Croatia is now ranked 5th! They have jumped South American powerhouses Brazil and Argentina who respectfully fell to 6th and 7th. But I don't want you to think that my head's getting big. FIFA rankings are like a good looking married woman; they're fun to look at but there's not much you … [Read more...] about CROATIA JUMPS SOUTH AMERICANS
Domžale needed a miraculous win in Zagreb Wednesday night if they were going to keep their Champion's League campaign alive. Well, they didn't quite make it. Dinamo easily took care of the Slovenian side, 3-2, and wins the two-legged series 6-2 on aggregate. Goals by captain Igor Bišćan (17'), former Hajduk star Mirko Hrgović (50') and Dino Drpić (83') were enough for the one … [Read more...] about DINAMO OFF TO FACE SHAKHTAR