Croatia’s U21 squad has been announced for their upcoming matches against Azerbaijan and Finland September 2nd and 7th - and it is absolutely stacked! Although it's a relatively inexperienced squad, players on the team sheet such as Luka Sučić, Stipe Biuk, Mario Vušković, and Martin Baturina, are all projected to be starters for the Croatian senior side one day. Bayern … [Read more...] about September’s U21 Croatia Side Is Absolutely STACKED!
Who's staying put this summer and who is going to move to a bigger club? All four players need the move desperately to reach the next level of their career. Here are the rumors you should know about: Celtic are interested in 25 year-old right-back Josip Juranović. The Scottish giants are preparing a €3M bid. Juranović, a former Hajduk Split star, can thank Dinamo Zagreb … [Read more...] about The Summer Rumor Mill: Which Croatian Is Moving?
A wonderful first half goal followed by a superb defensive performance sees Dinamo through to the next round of Champions League qualifying! In the 20th minute, Bartol Franjić finished a beautiful ball from Luka Ivanušec to put Dinamo ahead 1-0. Legia’s scoring attempts were not nearly enough, as Dinamo’s back line seemed to have the Polish attack on lockdown the entire match. … [Read more...] about Dinamo Defeat Legia Warsaw 2-1 (agg.) To Set Up CL Playoff Tie With Sherriff Tiraspol
An assist against Atletico Madrid last week, and a goal against Barcelona today. First name is Luka - can you guess who? Chances are you’re probably wrong. 18 year-old midfielder Luka Sučić shined again today for Red Bull Salzburg, scoring a goal for the ages against Spanish giants FC Barcelona. In the 43rd minute, Sučić received a pass from the sideline, chipped it into the … [Read more...] about The Preseason Sučić Train Is Full Speed Ahead
Dinamo heroes Lovro Majer and Kristijan Jakić strike again as the Modri beat Cypriot club AC Omonia 2-0 in their first leg matchup in the 2nd round of Champions League qualifiers. Following a 5-2 aggregate victory in the 1st round of CL qualifiers over Icelandic side Valur, Dinamo was outclassed by Slaven Belupo in the opening round of the Prva Liga season, losing 2-0. Dinamo’s … [Read more...] about Dinamo Handle Omonia 2-0 In 1st Leg of CL Qualifying
After an average showing at Euro 2020 and lots of locker room drama for Croatia, it's evident the squad is in need of a major rebuild. Thankful for the Vatreni, this current generation of youth talent is the most outstanding the nation has ever seen - by far. After compiling a list of 120 Croatian talents to keep an eye on with Markus, here are 5 young players that could really … [Read more...] about Croatian Young Guns To Watch For After EURO 2020
After beating Scotland 3-1 in the final match of the group stage, Croatia’s team spirit appears to be at its best since 2018. The Vatreni will be hoping to continue their convincing offensive form against Spain; another European powerhouse struggling to find consistency. Dejan Lovren will be missing the Round of 16 match due a yellow card accumulation, and will likely be … [Read more...] about Croatia vs. Spain: 24 Hours Away
What seems like a horrific opening to the 2020 EURO for the Vatreni might just turn out to be exactly what Croatia needed. It is evident that the squad is going through a major rebuilding stage at the moment, but Croatia are one win away from an almost guaranteed spot in the Round of 16. After drawing Czech Republic 1-1 on Friday, the Vatreni face Scotland on Tuesday in a MUST … [Read more...] about Croatia Vs. Czech Republic Recap, What To Expect vs. Scotland
Markus: Sigh. Another disgraceful result. It’s embarrassing that we scheduled this friendly to use it as an “easy win to gain confidence” but then we went out and put on this display. Let’s hope this is similar to that Peru defeat and Brazil spanking, after which we dominated the 2018 World Cup. However, I think this is different. Armenia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Azerbaijan … [Read more...] about Croatia-Armenia Recap: CroatiaU14 vs. Markus