The Croatian Cowboys are back in action Thursday as they open up EURO 2022 against the pesky French at 2:30PM (ET). It seems like it's been forever since we talked about Croatian handball on this site. And that's because it has. Croatia missed out on the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo - which took place in 2021 - and did not qualify for the quarterfinals of the 2021 World … [Read more...] about Croatian Cowboys Fall To France In Euro 2022 Handball Opener
Joško Gvardiol Gvardiol is currently the most expensive Croatian footballer of all time. CIES Football Observatory has him valued at 87.3 million Euros (100 million USD). Gvardiol is one of the most sought after center-backs in world football. He has the best dribble success rate in the entire Bundesliga, including forwards and midfielders, at 74%. Real Madrid, Liverpool, … [Read more...] about Brightest Mladi Vatreni To Look Out For In 2022
Kovačić has improved drastically over the course of the past few months, and today's display against Liverpool is yet another example of the midfielder's utter dominance over the Premier League. Kovačić is Chelsea's best midfielder (and player) this season, and he has earned himself the right to be in the conversation for top 3 midfielder's in the Premier League. Kovačić always … [Read more...] about Kovačić Blasts Potential Puskas Winning Goal In 2-2 Chelsea Draw vs. Liverpool
Joško Gvardiol ( 19 year old) is one of the few bright spots on a disappointing RB Leipzig squad this season. Lately, he’s been the best player on his team and arguably the best defender in the Bundesliga. Let’s take a look at his last three games: Leipzig vs. Borussia Monchengladbach: 1 goal1 blocked shot, 2 interceptions4/8 ground duels won63 accurate passes (88.7%)4/4 … [Read more...] about Rumor Mill: Real Madrid Express Interest In Gvardiol & Majer
Maro Katinić is possibly the most complete U17 Croatian defensive talent of all time. The young center-back is a better player than even Joško Gvardiol was at his age, and he’s the key player to Dinamo Zagreb II’s back line. Katinić is a versatile right-footed center-back who can cover at right-back due to his speed and technical capabilities, much like Gvardiol. He … [Read more...] about Maro Katinić: Croatia’s Newest Defensive Gem
The 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League will be the third time Croatia competes in the newly formed competition, in which we provided quite underwhelming results in previous years. June to September 2022 is the group stage phase, where we will be drawn into a group of four as we battle it out for the sole playoff spot. Although it may seem as though this is just some meaningless … [Read more...] about Croatia Draws France, Denmark, Austria In Nations League
New Croatia #1 goalkeeper, Ivo Grbić, and French side Lille were huge winners in Champions League Tuesday night with a 1-0 victory over Luka Sučić's RB Salzburg. Grbić stopped two shots on his way to a clean sheet, which now sees Lille (8 points) at the top of their Champions League group by one point, in front of Salzburg (7 points), Sevilla (6 points), and Wolfsburg (5 … [Read more...] about Champions League Week 5: Grbić With Clean Sheet; Pašalić, Rakitić Assist
The recent injuries of Mateo Kovačić and Josip Brekalo have troubled the selection process for the upcoming two matches. Nikola Vlašić’s poor run of form has opened up the lineup even more, leaving a spot in midfield and the right-wing, open for the taking. One young star who has stepped into the limelight is Stade Rennais’ midfielder, Lovro Majer. Coming off a recent … [Read more...] about Has Lovro Majer Earned His Spot Against The Russians?
Due to star midfielder Mateo Kovačić’s recent injury, a spot has just been opened in Croatia’s midfield. The obvious replacements are Nikola Vlašić or Mario Pašalić in an attacking midfield role, with the likes of Josip Brekalo or Nikola Vlašić on the right side. I’d like to propose an alternative. His name is Lovro Majer. We’ve all heard his name and know him as a talented … [Read more...] about Why Does Nikola Vlašić Have A Larger Role In The National Team Than Lovro Majer?