Three extra time goals against, a red card, and a semifinal defeat; left Gorica’s spirits low as they exited the field earlier today in Zagreb. Dinamo Zagreb managed to pull off an entertaining comeback against an over performing Gorica side, winning the Croatian Cup semifinal match 4-1. Thanks to long-range rockets from Kristijan Jakić and Josip Mišić and … [Read more...] about Gorica Fall To Dinamo In Cup Semi As Špikić Shines With Goal
In recent years, the Vatreni have struggled to find a true skilled player to put the flank - Brekalo and Oršić both have the potential - but let’s face it, they’ll never be world class. Ivan Šaranić, a 17 year-old winger and attacking midfielder from Dinamo Zagreb might just be the cure to the problem. With an extremely impressive resumé of 80 … [Read more...] about Ivan Šaranić: The Next Big Winger Croatia Needs
Written by Markus Let’s admit it - we all have a sweet spot for Zlatko Dalić thanks to Croatia's 2018 fairytale run. But fairytales always end, and i's time to start a new book...and a new book means new characters. Dalić’s first game leading the checkers was a crucial one, and he delivered. A Kramarić brace against Ukrainian sent … [Read more...] about Zlatko Dalić: The End Of An Era
Three weeks ago, the Mladi Vatreni were preparing to enter the Under-21 Euro with one of the best squads they’ve ever brought to the tournament. Although the Croatian side was drawn into the tournament’s 'Group of Death' with Portugal, England, and Switzerland, in-form players such as Joško Gvardiol, Luka Sučić, and Borna Sosa were expected to lead them to the … [Read more...] about Mladi Vatreni Begin Euro 2021 Run This Thursday
After beating Krasnodar in the Round of 32, Dinamo Zagreb’s Europa League campaign will most likely end on March 18th. The Croatian champions have drawn Premiership side Tottenham Hotspur as their opponent in the Europa League Round of 16, arguably the best side remaining in the Europa League, outside of Manchester United and AC Milan. The first leg kicks off from North London … [Read more...] about Dinamo Have No Chance vs. Spurs
18 year-old Luka Sučić has become a routine starter for Red Bull Salzburg, starting in all three of their January matches. In those three matches, Salzburg did not concede once and scored a total of eight goals. Although Sučić did not land his name on the scoresheet in the month of January, his solid performances caught the eyes of the Salzburg fanbase - and is now a nominee … [Read more...] about Luka Sučić Already In RB Salzburg ‘Player of the Month’ Race
A new wave of Croatian footballers are on the horizon. Top-tier clubs are snatching the youngest Prva Liga talents left and right, solidifying the claim that the next generation of Croatian footballers will be the best yet. The Vatreni have always lacked depth, allowing just a few injuries to be problematic during a tournament run. Now that small clubs such as Gorica and Istra … [Read more...] about Future Stars On The Move
Written by Staff Writer CroatiaU14 Ivan Perišić has struggled to find time on the pitch this season - and while Inter Milan currently sit second place in the Serie A table - Antonio Conte has no reason to change his ways. Turning 32 years old on February 2nd, Perišić still has plenty left in the tank for both club and country, he just needs to find a pitch … [Read more...] about Perišić Headed To North London?