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!”
Honestly, I was expecting Zu to give me the classic cookie cutter answer of, "both the Clippers and the Vatreni will be crowned champions this summer." But no, he went with the Clippers when asked, which team will go farther? I just wanted to give Zubac a fun little question amongst the Clipper beat writers, but then I got thinking, this is a coin-flip of an answer. On one … [Read more...] about Ivica Zubac: “The Clippers Will Go Farther Than Croatia”
Luka Modrić nearly added to his already legendary story at Real Madrid on Saturday; scoring the game winning goal against Villareal in injury time. Real Madrid won 2-1. If Atletico would have dropped points vs. Valladolid, that goal would have won the La Liga title for Real Madrid. However, Atletico came back from a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1 themselves, to be crowned Spanish … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe XXXIII: Modrić, Krama Score Injury Time Winners, Perišić Nets Beautiful Curler
Written by Rob Uvanović Euro 2020 2021 is less than a month away and it’s time to start getting excited about the fixtures. Qualifiers, the Nations League (aka glorified friendlies) and actual friendlies only get the juices flowing so much as we’ve seen from recent Vatreni performances – so it’s time to turn things on again in a big way. As a supporter, the question … [Read more...] about EURO 2021: Croatia Should Aim For 2nd Place In Group D