I have a bittersweet feeling about yesterday's 5-3 loss to Spain in extra time. The loss definitely stings, but if you're going to exit a tournament - that was the way - the way the Vatreni did it in Copenhagen. Down 3-1 with five minutes left in the match, Croatia found fortitude and strength from super subs Orišić and Pašalić to equalize the match in the dying moments. Spain … [Read more...] about Croatia Exit EURO 2020: The Morning After
Croatia run out of gas in extra time against Spain after scoring two miracle goals in the last 5 minutes of the match to tie it up 3-3. Spain win 5-3 in what will be the EURO 2020 ‘Match of the Tournament’. The boys have to hold their heads up high after that match. Imagine if Kramarić bags that goal in extra time. Was this Luka’s last match in checkers? HRVATSKA XI: … [Read more...] about Croatia Run Out Of Gas In Extra Time After Miracle Comeback Over Spain
After beating Scotland 3-1 in the final match of the group stage, Croatia’s team spirit appears to be at its best since 2018. The Vatreni will be hoping to continue their convincing offensive form against Spain; another European powerhouse struggling to find consistency. Dejan Lovren will be missing the Round of 16 match due a yellow card accumulation, and will likely be … [Read more...] about Croatia vs. Spain: 24 Hours Away
A huge blow has been dealt to the Croatian national team. Star winger Ivan Perišić has been ruled out for the Spain match on Monday after testing positive for COVID, Yahoo reports. Perišić is arguably Croatia's second best player behind Luka Modrić and has already scored two goals at this year's EURO 2020 tournament. Perišić scored the game winner vs. Spain in group play at … [Read more...] about Perišić Tests Positive For COVID, Ruled Out For Spain Game
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
Look, I'm not complaining. After two awful performances against England and Czech Republic to open the tournament, I'm happy that Croatia beat Scotland to get out of group stage. It was Croatia's first win over Scotland - to finally scratch them off the list - and it was also their first must-win 'last match of group play' victory in history. But in the grand scheme of … [Read more...] about Perišić Goal Gives Croatia Tougher EURO Path, Who Cares?
Croatia will play Spain in the EURO 2020 Round of 16 Monday, June 28th in Copenhagen, Denmark. Spain finished second in Group E behind Sweden and are coming off a 5-0 win over Slovakia. This is not your father's Spanish side though that won three straight tournaments 10 years ago. They couldn't find the back of the net against Sweden in a 0-0 draw before drawing a lackluster … [Read more...] about OFFICIAL: Croatia Will Play Spain In EURO 2020 Round of 16
Written by Rob Uvanović After that stressful, frustrating, but ultimately fruitful win against Scotland, Croatia have finished 2nd place in Group D, giving them what might be the more favorable draw (as you may remember from my pre-tournament post) against the Runner-up of Group E. Even if we end up getting Spain, it should be more favorable than England, who as winners of … [Read more...] about Who Will Croatia Play In The Round of 16?
Croatia Starting XI vs. Scotland (4-3-3): Livaković - Juranović, Vida, Lovren, Gvardiol - Kovačić, Modrić, Brozović - Vlašić, Perišić - Petković Well, there it is. With their backs to the wall, Croatia come through huge in the final game of group play. The boys came out with pace and purpose. Vlašić bagged the opener in the 1st half, which I thought would have been good … [Read more...] about Modrić Banger Puts Croatia In EURO Round of 16! Vatreni Beat Scotland 3-1