19 year-old Luka Sučić is in the form of his life! The young midfielder scored twice and assisted in Salzburg's 6-0 thrashing of Klagenfurt in the Austrian Bundesliga. FotMob named Sučić "man of the match" and awarded him a phenomenal 9.3 match rating. Sučić has now scored five goals in his last six league matches - not bad for a central-midfielder! If I was in Dalić's shoes, I … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe XXVIII: Sučić Scores Brace, Perišić Provides Two Assists
Croatia's road to gold has begun! The Vatreni are set to face Morocco, Canada, and Belgium in Group F of the 2022 World Cup. Group F is quite ideal for Croatia. They will kickstart their campaign against Morocco and Canada, two very beatable sides. If the Vatreni can escape those games with six points, the final group stage match against Belgium might not even matter - … [Read more...] about World Cup 2022 Draw: First Look At Croatia’s Opponents
Croatia have concluded their relaxed international break in Qatar with a 2-1 victory over Bulgaria, following a 1-1 draw against Slovenia. Manager Zlatko Dalić experimented with a 3-5-2 formation in both matches, sparking a debate amongst Croatians about the Vatreni's tactics going into the 2022 World Cup. Should Croatia continue with this new setup, or revert back to a classic … [Read more...] about 3-5-2 vs. 4-3-3: How Should Croatia Line Up For The 2022 World Cup?
Croatia have secured Pot 2 seeding in the 2022 World Cup draw after drawing Slovenia 1-1 in Qatar on Saturday. Andrej Kramarić opened the scoring in the 39th minute for the Vatreni, finishing a beautiful long ball from center-back Duje Ćaleta-Car. Slovenia answered in the 91st minute of the match, as Jaka Bijol's set-piece header barely crept over the line (but did it really?). … [Read more...] about 5 Takeaways From Croatia vs. Slovenia: Vatreni Are In Good Shape, But Livaković Needs To Go
After many months of club football, the Vatreni are back in action on Saturday, March 26th as they take on Slovenia in Qatar to prepare for the 2022 World Cup. Croatia hosted Slovenia at Stadion Poljud the last time these two sides met, where they demolished them by a score of 3-0. The stadium was absolutely electric as all three goalscorers - Marko Livaja, Mario Pašalić, and … [Read more...] about How The Vatreni Should Line Up Against Slovenia
Luka Modrić, you've left us all speechless once again. Real Madrid's Champions League magic is back! Los Blancos came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat PSG 3-1 (3-2 aggregate) and earn a spot in the Champions League quarterfinals - and they couldn't have done it without the late-match heroics of 36 year-old magician Luka Modrić. In the 76th minute, Modrić carried … [Read more...] about Luka Modrić And Real Madrid Beat PSG 3-1, Book Ticket To UCL Quarterfinals
The Prva Liga title race has us on the edge of our seats. Dinamo, Hajduk, Rijeka, and Osijek, the top-four sides in the league table, are separated by a minuscule five-point gap with only 11 rounds left in the season. The final match of the season will be played between Dinamo and Hajduk at Maksimir on May 21st, a derby that could decide the champion (depending on how the … [Read more...] about This Year’s Prva Liga Champion Will Be…
Oh boy, the Prva Liga hasn't been this fun in a long, long time. As it stands, there is only a five-point gap between first and fourth place in the HNL table. Rijeka and Osijek's victories over Hajduk and Dinamo this weekend proved that each team in the top-four is a serious contender for silverware this season. Is it finally time for Croatia to have a champion other than … [Read more...] about The Prva Liga Title Race Is Heating Up!
Josip Juranović is having the season of his life! The 26 year-old right-back has been a gem for Celtic since arriving in August, and has been one of the Scottish Premiership's best players this season. Juranović has already scored four goals since joining Celtic from Legia Warsaw, proving that he can be a dangerous attacking asset down the flank. He's averaging a fantastic … [Read more...] about Josip Juranović Is On FIRE!