As expected, the Croatian Cowboys’ 2023 World Championships ended today after a 43-32 win against Bahrain, which unfortunately leaves them trailing both Denmark and Egypt in the final group standings, with only two teams advancing. Croatia put up an admirable fight after their opening day 9-goal loss to Egypt, but were always going to need a minor miracle to advance given the … [Read more...] about Croatia Defeat Bahrain 43-32 In Their World Handball Championships Finale, Finish 9th
Croatia stayed alive in the 2023 World Championships with a 34-26 win over Belgium, with a crunch clash against an already eliminated Bahrain coming up Monday night at Noon (ET). Beating Belgium was the bare minimum to be expected of the Cowboys on Saturday night and they came out with the same intensity as the Denmark match, taking a 21-13 lead into the halftime … [Read more...] about Croatian Cowboys Beat Belgium 34-26, Qualification To Be Decided On Final Day
The Cowboys finally woke up at this year’s Handball World Championships and gave back-to-back World Champions Denmark all they could handle and more in an enthralling 32-32 tie today. Realistically, Croatia needed to win to advance and played with the desperation of a team knowing this was their last chance, and if this is to be it for them this year, they certainly went down … [Read more...] about Croatia’s Cowboys Go Toe-To-Toe With World Champs Denmark in 32-32 Draw
Following an ugly loss against Egypt in their opening match, Croatia were back in action on Sunday picking up their first win of the 2023 World Handball Championship after taking out their frustration on the USA and winning 40-22. For those not familiar to handball, this is the equivalent of the Vatreni beating up on Andorra (USA is making their first appearance in the … [Read more...] about Cowboys Bounce Back In Grand Fashion With 40-22 Win Over The United States
While it may only have been Game 1 for the Cowboys, their World Championship is essentially already over after today’s ugly 31-22 loss to Egypt. Croatia will still advance to the second group stage by beating minnows USA and Morocco in the next few days, but because results in handball carry over from the first group stage, the only likely path to the quarterfinals for Croatia … [Read more...] about What Has Happened To The Croatian Cowboys???
After yesterday’s madness in Group E and F, Croatia now know their path for the rest of the tournament. For the third Euro in a row, the Vatreni will face Spain, but this time in the knockout round. The knockout round draw hasn’t been very kind to Croatia, but they are not alone in that, as whoever advances to the final from the top-half of the bracket is going to have to run … [Read more...] about Croatia-Spain: Pre-Game Tailgate