The Croatian 'Barracudas' scored a late goal Saturday evening in Doha to tie up the match against Italy (11-11) and force a gold medal penalty shootout. Croatia would win the shootout 3-2 to be crowned 2024 water polo world champions! It is Croatia's 3rd world title after winning the tournament in 2007 and 2017. Croatia was lead by Konstantin Kharkov and Jerko Marinić Kragić in … [Read more...] about CROATIA ARE 2024 WATER POLO WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!
Croatia defeated France in penalties (17-16) Thursday night in Qatar in the semifinal round of the 2024 World Aquatic Championships. The win means the 'Barracudas' will now face Italy in the Gold Medal match on Saturday in Doha. Croatia has won the water polo world championship on two occasions: 2007 and 2017. A win versus Italy would make it #3. … [Read more...] about Croatian Barracudas Defeat France In Penalties To Book Title Match vs. Italy
Not just did the Croatian "Barracudas" defeat Serbia Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the 2024 World Aquatics Water Polo Championships, but their progression in the tournament has now booked their spot in the Paris Olympics this summer. Only 12 nations qualify for the Olympics in water polo so it's never something to take for granted. Croatia have been extremely successful … [Read more...] about Croatia Defeat Serbia 15-13 In Quarters Of World Aquatics Water Polo Championships
Following a 31-25 victory over Romania on Tuesday, the Croatian handball team fell 34-32 against France in "Main Round" action at the European Championship. Croatia now sit in fifth place in Group I of the Main Round, two points out of a spot in the semifinals. In order to reach the semis, Croatia must win out and hope that Austria loses (or tie, depending on goal … [Read more...] about Croatia Fall 34-32 To France, Face Tough Road To Euro Handball Semifinals
Croatia has clinched their spot in the main round of the Euro's on Tuesday thanks to a 31-25 win against Romania. While Croatia were able to walk away with a comfortable 6 goal cushion to end the match things were not always pretty. For most of the first half Croatia looked lethargic, allowing a far worse Romania side to keep the game within a goal or two. It took Croatia until … [Read more...] about Croatia Advance To Main Round And Top Their Preliminary Group After Defeating Romania
The Croatian 'barracudas' have a chance to lift their third European water polo title Tuesday night in Zagreb vs. Spain. Croatia are the reigning European water polo champions after winning the tournament two years ago in Split. Their first title came in 2010, which was also hosted on Croatian soil; in Zagreb. Will they make it 3/3 this week? Croatia opened up this year's … [Read more...] about Croatia Blow 2-Goal 4th Quarter Lead In Zagreb, Hand Euro Title To Spain
Croatia headed into Sunday's clash with Austria as clear favorites. The Cowboys had lit up last Euro's runners-up -- Spain -- in a thrilling 39-29 victory. Croatia's attack was ruthless against Spain on Friday but faced a far stiffer opponent in Austria. So far this tournament, Goran Perkovac and Croatia's main strategy has been quick transition handball. Croatia opened the … [Read more...] about Croatia Forced To Split Points In Disappointing 28-28 Draw With Austria
The Croatian Barracudas have clinched a spot in the Euroepan championship Final!!! Croatia’s water polo team defeated reigning world champions Hungary 11-8 Sunday night in the semifinal round of Euro 2024. Croatia will now face Spain Tuesday at Bazen Mladost in Zagreb. Croatia defeated Spain in a penalty shootout during the first match of group play to open the tournament … [Read more...] about Croatia Defeat Reigning World Champs Hungary 11-8, Will Face Spain In Euro Final!
Croatia kickstarted their Euro 2024 campaign off with a dominant win over Spain. Croatia finished the match with a commanding 10-goal lead over last European Championship's runners-up; winning 39-29. Friday's victory over Spain ended a massive drought against the Spaniards, marking their first victory against them since the World Championships in 2019. The Spanish denied … [Read more...] about Croatia Steamrolls Spain In European Handball Championship Opening Match