In Luka Ivanušec's last match in a Dinamo Zagreb shirt, the Modri came back from a 1-0 deficit against Czech champions, Sparta Prague, to rattle off three unanswered goals in a 3-1 1st leg victory. Goals from Špikić, Perić and the man of the hour, Ivanušec, will give Dinamo a comfortable lead going into the 2nd leg next week. They are now 90 minutes away from the Europa League … [Read more...] about Dinamo Defeat Sparta 3-1 In Ivanušec Farewell Match, Rijeka Fall 2-1 To Lille
It's that time of the year again! The 2023-24 football season is kicking off, and we can't think of a better way to start it than to rank Croatia's top-10 youngsters ahead of their campaigns. Here's how our grading scale works: The most important factor is potential, followed by current skill level, age, national team contributions, and lastly, level of competition. These … [Read more...] about Preseason Youth Power Rankings
HERE. WE. GO! 21-year-old defender Joško Gvardiol has officially joined European champions Manchester City! After months of speculation, the center-back has agreed to terms with the English side, leaving Bundesliga competitors Red Bull Leipzig. Although the official fee has not been announced, it is highly likely that this is the most expensive defensive transfer fee of … [Read more...] about OFFICIAL: Joško Gvardiol Joins Manchester City!
Written By: Andrew R. After joining Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur only a year ago, Vatreni legend Ivan Perišić might already be headed out the door - and on his way to Hajduk Split! According to Gianluca DiMarzio, an international reporter for Sky Sports, Perišić is close to terminating his contract with his current club and joining the Croatian runner-ups. … [Read more...] about Perišić To Poljud – Is This Really Happening??
Written By: Andrew R. With the start of the 23/24 HNL season around the corner, clubs across the league have actively been signing new players for their upcoming campaigns. Today, we will go through all the moves made so far in June by each club, examining each club's approach to a dogfight of a season in Croatia. Dinamo Zagreb After winning their 24th league … [Read more...] about June HNL Transfer Recap: A Busy, Busy Month
Huge news out of Manchester - 29-year-old midfielder Mateo Kovačić has officially joined UCL winners Manchester City for 30 million euros! The move comes after months of speculation about Kovačić leaving Chelsea. In the midst of a slump for the club, Kovačić remained one of their top performers, guiding them to key victories here and there. He was also linked with Bayern … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Mateo Kovačić Joins Manchester City!
10 shots and dominant ball possession were not enough for the Mladi Vatreni on Wednesday evening, as they fell 2-0 to Ukraine's U21 side in their U21 Euro opening match. Despite the scoreline, Croatia actually had many more quality scoring chances, including a 3-yard sitter that was blasted off the crossbar midway through the second half. Both of Ukraine's goals were scored … [Read more...] about Croatia U21’s Fall 2-0 To Ukraine In U21 Euro Opener
Head coach Robert Jarni and the HNS blew a huge opportunity to bring home a medal at the U-17 Euro during the past month. The squad was knocked out of the tournament in the group stages after losing 1-0 to England, 2-1 to Switzerland, and drawing the Netherlands 1-1 in their final match. After the upsetting group stage performance, many supporters have been quick to … [Read more...] about Dinamo Bias Must End In Croatian Youth Football
Day 15: Petar Musa Season Grade: B- National Team Grade: N/A Benfica Grade: B Season Highlight: Game-tying, UCL goal against Inter Milan in the 90+5th minute of the match. Two goals in two minutes off the bench against Portimonense in league play. Team next season: Musa will most likely spend another season in Portugal with Benfica. There have been … [Read more...] about Petar Musa | Season Grade: B+