Andrej Kramarić (30) Kramarić is one of the Bundesliga’s best strikers… but he’s never produced for Croatia. Is it due to him being out of position as a natural striker? Or is he simply an international underperformer? Regardless, Kramarić has enough talent to have a spot in our 23 man roster… or does he? If Kramarić can’t find his rhythm or be useful anywhere in … [Read more...] about Who Will Be The Solution To Croatia’s Striker Problem?
Borna Sosa could be on his way to London to join Mateo Kovačić and Chelsea by the end of this month. The official Chelsea F.C. website and Metro report that the reigning Champions League winners have shown keen interest in signing Sosa to be their starting left-back. Chelsea's Ben Chilwell is expected to miss the rest of the season with a serious injury, leaving the … [Read more...] about RUMOR MILL: Chelsea In Talks With Stuttgart For Borna Sosa
It wasn't meant to be for Marin Čilić against Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime Monday afternoon in Melbourne. The Croatian came out crisp and took the first set 6-2 before losing the next three sets in consecutive fashion; two in tiebreaks. Regardless, Čilić should consider this chapter of the Australian open a success as he took down #5 Andrey Rublev in the 3rd Round. Čilić will … [Read more...] about Čilić Loses To #9 Auger-Aliassime After Taking 1st Set
Joško Gvardiol gave himself one hell of a 20th birthday present on Sunday with a goal versus Wolfsburg in a 2-0 victory! The RB Leipzig defender sealed the match in the 84' by chipping the Wolfsburg keeper to secure all three points. It's his first Bundesliga goal of 2022 as Gvardiol just came over from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2021. The now 20 year-old Gvardiol has had a … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe XVIII: Gvardiol Scores On 20th Birthday; Modrić, Kramarić Score Too
Outside of Croatia making the Davis Cup Final last month (losing to Russia) and Pavić/Mektić cleaning up the doubles scene in 2021, there hasn't been much to discuss in Croatian singles tennis lately. Now, 2014 U.S. Open champion, Marin Čilić, is trying to make his first 4th Round appearance since the 2020 Australian Open. In his way, another Russian. Čilić has had his … [Read more...] about Čilić Takes Down #5 Rublev In 4 Sets
You have $15 to build your ALL-TIME Croatian five-a-side squad... Choose ONE player from each row: $5: Luka Modrić, Davor Šuker, Zvonimir Boban $4: Ivan Perišić, Mario Mandžukić, Ivan Rakitić, Robert Prosinečki $3: Niko Kovač, Alen Bokšić, Eduardo da Silva, Marcelo Brozović $2: Ivica Olić, Niko Kranjčar, Mladen Petrić, Aljoša Asanović $1: Dario Srna, Robert … [Read more...] about Build Your All-Time Croatian Five-A-Side Squad!
The 1st Round of the Australian Open is in the books and the Croatians did "okay" in singles; winning 2/4 matches. Marin Čilić is the lone Croatian men's singles player this tournament as he carries a #27 ranking through the first Grand Slam of the year. Borna Ćorić is still nursing a shoulder injury and is expected to rejoin the tour in the next couple of months. Ćilić … [Read more...] about Australian Open 1st Round Recap: Čilić, Konjuh Only Croatians To Move On
Luka Modrić is timeless! The 36 year-old's marvelous 38th minute strike proved to be the game winner for Real Madrid, as Los Blancos defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in the Spanish SuperCup final. Credited with an 8.1 SofaScore rating, Modrić was visibly the best player on the pitch, and deservedly took home the 'Man of the Match' trophy. Modrić is now the SuperCopa's oldest … [Read more...] about Luka Modrić Scores Game Winner As Real Madrid Lift Spanish SuperCup
Croatia handled Serbia 23-20 Saturday night in the second match of Euro 2022 preliminary group play. The win for the Croatian Cowboys over Serbia means that a victory over Ukraine on Monday will see them progress to the Main Round; which consists of 12 teams across two groups. Croatia is expected to defeat Ukraine on Monday, who have yet to win a game at Euro 2022 in two … [Read more...] about Croatia Cruise Past Serbia 23-20 In Euro 2022 Handball