A Wales draw and a Croatian victory leaves Vatreni fans satisfied after a brutal October qualifying cycle. Croatia's destiny now lies in its own hands with one final match hosting the Armenians in Zagreb. Should Croatia be victorious, they book their ticket to Germany this summer. It's no secret the line-up is not currently at full strength with the likes of Ivan Perišić, … [Read more...] about Croatia vs. Latvia: Player Ratings
It's no secret Croatia has been plagued with injuries as of late, and with Petković and Kovačić missing this international window, there are two open spots on Dalić's starting eleven this time around. Yes, it's just Latvia and Armenia, but any little slip up can be costly at this stage in qualification as Croatia MUST secure all six points. How does Dalić line up? Here are some … [Read more...] about Does Dalić Field A ‘New Look’ Against Latvia, Armenia?
Croatia has finally accomplished a feat we have not seen for some time: a convincing qualifying campaign (so far) in which results have been consistently achieved with minimal self-inflicted hurdles. And the cherry on top is that Dalić finally seems to have discovered the Vatreni's strongest current XI, with Petković up top, Kramarić on the right and Perišić on the left. We … [Read more...] about Injury Apocalypse: How Does Dalić Adjust Against Turkey & Wales?
FINAL: Croatia take all 3 points on the road in Armenia and win 1-0. This is Croatia's third straight clean sheet in Euro 2024 qualifying. The Vatreni have only conceded once in four matches. (84'): Petković subbed out. Musa in. (74'): Ivanušec subbed out. Majer in. (73'): The ball comes to Stanišić across the box and he he relatively wide open. He smashed the ball … [Read more...] about Croatia Slip By Armenia 1-0 But Should Have Scored 2/3 More Goals
The Vatreni are back in action! Dalić and company are set to face the Latvians Friday at 2:45pm EST in Rijeka. The now 6th highest ranked side in International football has a lot to prove at these next Euros. Yes, three medals in five years is a generational feat that no one can ever take away from us. But, after two successive heartbreaking final defeats, and possibly Luka … [Read more...] about How Croatia Should Start Friday vs. Latvia — Predicted Starting XI
Dinamo's unfortunate crash out of Champions League qualifying was the final straw for former Croatia U21 manager Igor Bišćan with Dinamo. The 45 year-old was immediately replaced by Rijeka's Sergej Jakirović, who achieved previous successes with Gorica, and most notably, completely revolutionizing last season's bottom-table Rijeka into a legitimate title contending team. … [Read more...] about Bišćan Sacked! Dinamo Appoints Rijeka’s Jakirović As New Manager
Manchester City's latest Croatian additions, Mateo Kovačić and Joško Gvardiol, have helped them lift yet another trophy in 2023 in their penalty shoot-out victory over Ivan Rakitić's Sevilla. Gvardiol, the now most expensive defender in the world, has already won his first trophy after just one week with the club. Kovačić lifts his fourth Super Cup, making this a red hot start … [Read more...] about Crochester City’s Superstar Duo
You know what guys? We have the most exciting national team of the last 5 years. Hands down! Croatia may not have any silverware in their cabinet yet, but the CARDIAC CROATIANS once again stayed true to their name Wednesday night in Rotterdam. 1st Half: Crap from Croatia 2nd Half: Excellent from Croatia Last minute of the match: Disaster from Croatia Extra Time: … [Read more...] about CARDIAC CROATIANS STRIKE AGAIN! Vatreni Defeat Netherlands 4-2 In Extra Time & Will Play In Nations League Final Sunday!
Day 16: Josip Šutalo Season Grade: B National Team Grade: C (met expectations but did not immediately start) Dinamo Grade: A (best defender in the league once again) Season Highlight: Clean sheet against Mbappe, Benzema and France in 1-0 Nations League victory Team next season: Šutalo will most likely follow in Gvardiol's footsteps as a move to Leipzig … [Read more...] about Josip Šutalo | Season Grade: B