Luka Modrić and Real Madrid kick off their La Liga season vs. Almeria Sunday 4PM (ET) Ivan Perišić and Mateo Kovačić both likely out as Chelsea face Tottenham on Sunday Marcelo Brozović and Inter Milan start the Italian season vs. Lecce Saturday 2:45PM (ET) Andrej Kramarić looks for his 1st Bundesliga goal of the season vs. Bochum Saturday 9:30AM (ET) … [Read more...] about The Weekend Water Cooler
20 year-old defender Joško Gvardiol is among the top-10 nominees for the 2022 Kopa Trophy! The Kopa Trophy is awarded to the best under-21 footballer of the year. In the past, players such as Pedri, Kylian Mbappe, and Matthijs de Ligt have won the prize. Gvardiol is the only true defender included in the top-10 of this year's voting. It is becoming more and more clear … [Read more...] about Gvardiol Nominated For 2022 Kopa Trophy
As a whole, how is Croatian football doing top to bottom the past few years? I'm not just talking about the Vatreni on the international side of things, but I'm including the entire HNL as well as HNL clubs playing in Europe. Across the board, is Croatian football meeting expectations, exceeding expectations, or not meeting expectations at all for you? Let's start with Luka … [Read more...] about The Current State Of Croatian Football: Good, Bad, OK???
Hajduk Split are one step closer to Conference League football! After a 3-1 victory at Poljud vs. Vitoria, Hajduk managed to hold onto their aggregate lead in the return leg and progress to the fourth round of UECL qualifying. Although it wasn't the best performance from Hajduk, their defense held strong after conceding a beautiful goal in the fifth minute of leg two. Lovre … [Read more...] about Hajduk Defeat Vitoria (3-2 agg.) To Book Spot vs. Villareal In Final Round Of Conference League Qualifying!
LIVE: Dinamo 4 - 2 Ludogorets (6-3) 12' - GOAAAAAAAL! Josip Drmić finds the back of the net with a wonderful header. 1-0 Dinamo, 3-1 on aggregate! 16' - RED CARD FOR LUDOGORETS! Dinamo will have a one-man advantage for the rest of the match. 27' - GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Mislav Oršić coverts the penalty! 2-0 Dinamo, 4-1 on aggregate! 44' - GOAAAAAAAL! Mislav Oršić scores … [Read more...] about Dinamo Crush Ludogorets 6-3 (agg.) To Advance To The Final Round Of Champions League Qualifying!
Last season was a great one for the HNL. We saw Hajduk, for the first time in half a decade, put pressure atop the Croatian table. Osijek continued to impress as a top-three club under Bjelica’s management. But in the end, mighty Dinamo clinched yet another HNL championship. But what was different this time around is that Croatians around the globe got to witness an exciting … [Read more...] about Markus, CroatiaU14, Graninho Predict The 2022/23 HNL Season!
Croatian talents Marin Ljubičić and Martin Baturina could not have asked for better starts to the 2022-23 season. The two have already combined for 10 goals and two assists through the first two weeks of the young season. With Sučić, Gvardiol, and Stanišić joining the Croatian A-team, Igor Bišćan's U-21s might've just found their newest superstars... Let's start with 20 … [Read more...] about Ljubičić & Baturina: Time To Start Paying Attention
What a phenomenal performance by Hajduk Split on home soil! After conceding in the 61st minute of the match, Hajduk bounced back with three second half goals to take the first leg against Vitoria in Conference League qualifying! In front of a wonderful Poljud crowd, Hajduk completely controlled the match with 54% possession and 6 shots on target while holding Vitoria to … [Read more...] about Hajduk Thump Vitoria 3-1 In First Leg Of Conference League Qualifiers
European football is back at Poljud! Hajduk Split are set to host Portuguese side Vitoria S.C. in European Conference League qualifiers on Thursday at 3 P.M. ET. The winner of the two legs will face Spanish side Villarreal in the next round of qualification - an extremely unlucky draw. Hajduk insider Pave Alebić spoke with CroatianSports ahead of the club's massive matchup … [Read more...] about Conference League: Hajduk Split Vs. Vitoria – Match Preview W/ Club Insider