FOUR Croatian internationals feature in the Guardian’s annual top 100 male footballers list. That’s more than Spain (3) and Italy (3) have featured. #5- Luka Modrić Modrić is rightfully ranked the fifth best footballer in the world, behind Messi, Mbappe, Benzema, and Haaland. Modrić is the oldest player in the top 50 (Ronaldo at #51), and is even ahead of world-class … [Read more...] about 4 Croatians Feature In The Guardian’s Top 100 Footballers Of 2022
Luka Modric, arguably football's greatest midfielder of all time, is linked to a HUGE move to Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr. In just two and a half years at the club, Modric would earn €100M, making him the third highest payed footballer on the planet, after former (and potentially future) teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and PSG star Kylian Mbappe. Ultimately, my opinion on this matter … [Read more...] about Luka Modric Set To Join Ronaldo’s Al Nassr For €100M Pay Day?
Thomas Milic, the U20 ice hockey goaltender of Croatian descent has emerged out of nowhere to lead his Canadian side to a IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal, all the while earning praise from hockey supporters across Canada as an instrumental piece to the victory. After being passed upon in the last two NHL drafts, Milic remains undrafted and not eligible for the … [Read more...] about Thomas Milic: The Croatian-Canadian GOLDtender
Dejan Lovren (33) re-joins Olympique Lyon of Ligue 1 after his successful 2022 World Cup campaign with Croatia. He joins on a permanent deal until 2025, which would make him 35 going on 36 by the time his contract is up. Transfer probability = 100% Mislav Oršić (30) may be leaving Dinamo Zagreb at the age of 30 for a Premier League club...finally. Bottom of the league … [Read more...] about RUMOUR MILL: Lovren Back In France, Šimić Gets Loaned Out, Oršić To England?
Wow! Who saw that coming? Talented young winger Stipe Biuk, age 20, joins LAFC in the MLS on a permanent deal for a €6.5m fee, up to €1.5m in bonuses, and 20% of future fee. Biuk impressed the moment he got called up to the Hajduk Split first team in the 2020/21 season, posting 3 goals and 3 assists in just 8 matches as an 18 year old. Ever since, Biuk has hit a plateau, … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Hajduk Wonderkid Stipe Biuk Joins LAFC
Croatia has had many superstar strikers in its history, namely Davor Šuker, Eduardo, and Mario Mandžukić, but today, this position is the Vatreni’s most prominent weakness. This World Cup demonstrated that quite clearly, as Croatia truly struggled to score in every one of their games, bar Canada. Imagine what a forward like Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, or even an Olivier … [Read more...] about Who Will Be Croatia’s Next #9?
Croatia faces two-time champions Argentina tomorrow at 2pm EST at Lusail Iconic Stadium. This will be the second meeting between the two LM10’s in a World Cup, this one being at a far more important stage than in 2018, when the Albicelestes suffered a 3-0 thumping. Argentina’s Marcos Acuna (starting left-back) and Gonzalo Montiel (back-up right-back) will miss the … [Read more...] about The World Cup Dream Ends: Argentina Defeat Croatia 3-0
Croatia kicks off the first game of the 2022 World Cup Quarter-Finals against five-time winners Brazil on Friday, December 9th at 10am EST in Education City Stadium. Here are some interesting stats to keep in mind before the match up: Brazil has a 73% chance to win Friday night in Qatar ( however, we thrive as heavy underdogs ;) )Croatia have not lost in 10 … [Read more...] about How Does Croatia Line Up Against Brazil?
Croatia are reigning World Cup finalists and currently ranked #12 in the FIFA rankings. In Las Vegas, the Vatreni have the 12th best odds to win the World Cup at a 50-1 payday. But let's be real here, Croatia are not the 12th best team at the 2022 World Cup. They're much better than #12 compared to other nations. So let's break it down. Who are ahead, behind, and level with … [Read more...] about Where Does Croatia Rank With The Favorites Going Into The World Cup?