Who is Petar Musa? A nobody. But the 24 year-old, 6'3" striker could be a somebody very soon. He has been a journeyman across Europe since playing for NK Zagreb in 2016. Since then, he has been sold to Inter Zaprešić and Slavia Prague before being loaned out to Viktoria Zizkov, Slovan Liberec, Union Berlin, and Portuguese side Boavista four out of the last five seasons. He … [Read more...] about Petar Musa Needs To Get His Chance In June
The road to the World Cup Final has been set for Croatia. The Vatreni will play Belgium, Morocco, and Canada in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off on November 21st. The Final will be played December 18th. Croatia's first match will be played November 23rd against Morocco. They will then face Canada on November 27th before the group finale versus … [Read more...] about OFFICIAL! Croatia Will Play Belgium, Morocco, Canada At The 2022 World Cup
The 2022 World Cup draw is less than 36 hours away and we will soon know what Croatia's path back to the World Cup Final will look like. The draw will take place this Friday, April 1st, at Noon (ET). The Vatreni picked up the last Pot 2 berth available with their current FIFA ranking of #15 in the world. Croatia will not be able to play anyone in group stage from Pot 2 … [Read more...] about 2022 World Cup Pots Released: Which Group Is Best For Croatia?
The Croatian U21 team could have all but booked their ticket to the 2023 Euro tournament with a win in Varaždin versus Finland Tuesday night. After an uneventful 0-0 draw against Austria on Saturday, we all thought the Finland game on home soil would have been an automatic three points; especially with the Mladi Vatreni already beating the Fins at their house 2-0 this campaign. … [Read more...] about Murphy’s Law 1st Half Sees Croatia U21s Lose 3-2 To Finland
What did we learn this week? Ivica Ivušić is a much better goalie than Dominik Livaković and should be Dalić's first choice at the moment. Ivušić shows a confidence in the box Livaković simply does not have right now. There was nothing Ivušić could do on the Bulgarian goal as he was left high and dry on a break away. Andrej Kramarić is still Croatia's best striking option. … [Read more...] about Modrić, Kramarić Lift Croatia In 2-1 Friendly Victory Over Bulgaria
Expect tons of changes for the Bulgaria friendly on Tuesday, per Sportske Novosti. Croatia manager, Zlatko Dalić, has already said that many key starters from the Slovenia match will sit in lieu of a B-squad. Modrić, Perišić, Kovačić, Livaković will all see the bench for the following Starting XI: Ivušič will be in goal. Dalić looks to play another 3-5-2 formation with … [Read more...] about Modrić And Other Key Starters To Rest Versus Bulgaria
The late Slovenia equalizer will put a sour taste in Croatian mouths, but at the end of the day, mission accomplished for the Vatreni outside of goalkeeper Dominik Livaković. Croatia dominated the match for 90 minutes and held the ball for 66% of the game. Modrić, Perišić, Ćaleta-Car all shined and Andre Kramarić got a much needed goal in red and white checkers. There were … [Read more...] about Croatia Secure Pot 2 World Cup Seeding With 1-1 Result vs. Slovenia, Livaković Struggles Again
The Croatian U21 team had a perfect six wins, zero losses and zero draws up until today. In a match against statistically inferior Austria, Bišćan decided to field five center-backs, a defensive midfielder and no wingers. This mistake showed on the pitch as Croatia had trouble spreading their game out and clogged the middle of the pitch. Not to mention, Bišćan made only 2 out … [Read more...] about Bišćan At Fault For Mladi Vatreni Draw
Macedonia have knocked Italy out of World Cup qualifying. Italy have now missed two straight World Cup tournaments but are reigning European champions. Would you rather be in Italy’s situation: 2 straight missed World Cups with a Euro championship OR Croatia’s situation: 6 straight tournament berths (3 WC/3 Euro) with a World Cup Final match…but no … [Read more...] about Macedonia Knocks Italy Out Of World Cup Qualifying, But Which Situation Would You Rather Have?