Croatian captain, Niko Kovač, scored the only goal in a 1-0 friendly victory versus Moldova in Rijeka this past Saturday. The game was merely a tune-up for the Croatian side who will open up group play for Euro 2008 in just 2 weeks time. Coach Slaven Bilić got in plenty of players in the game to gauge readiness and fitness for many of the new call-ups. Uefa.com covered the game … [Read more...] about CROATIA SLIP BY MOLDOVA
As Croatians from all over North America come to Los Angeles this weekend for Independence Day festivities, which includes the 2nd Annual Croatian Small Goals Tournament in San Pedro, our national team will be hosting a friendly in Rijeka on Saturday at 11:30AM (ET) to Moldova. With only 2 weeks left before Euro 2008 kicks off, (and no disrespect towards Moldova) we … [Read more...] about CROATIA-MOLDOVA FRIENDLY
The start of Euro 2008 is only 3 weeks away! Croatia opens up group play on Sunday June 8th in the Austrian capital of Vienna against the Austrian co-hosts. I asked all of you a month ago how you expect Croatia to perform at this summer's European championships and 69 people gracefully replied. And in an absolute shocker, 52% (32 people) voted that Croatia will indeed … [Read more...] about THE FANS HAVE SPOKEN!
With just over a month before Euro 2008 begins, we here at CroatianSoccerReport.com want our readers to know everything and anything pertaining to the Croatian national soccer team. Even if it's letting you know what bus they will be riding to the games. Sure, this isn't the most relevant news we could find but check out the other 15 teams and their slogans. Is this … [Read more...] about RIDING INTO EURO
Slaven Bilić will coach Croatia 2 more years! The Croatian Soccer Federation (HNS) and their beloved coach agreed to a 2-year extension Wednesday that will pay Bilić 1.2 million kuna ($257,300) per year. This would keep Croatia under Bilić for Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010 qualifying. Should they qualify for South Africa, Bilić would end his stint with the club after the … [Read more...] about BILIĆ LOCKS IN NEW CONTRACT
This is our coach ladies and gentlemen. The same coach that is leading Croatia to Euro 2008 this summer. The same coach that just refused a multi-million euro deal to manage Hamburg so that he can stay alongside his countrymen. A man of principle rockin' out. Thank you Slaven Bilić. … [Read more...] about SLAVEN BILIĆ AT HIS BEST
Croatian goal scoring machine, Eduardo da Silva, is back at his old stomping grounds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to continue rehab on a broken left ankle. Treatment is going well and is on schedule. Croatia and coach Slaven Bilić have invited Eduardo to be part of the team during Euro 2008 this summer. This of course all depends on his club team, Arsenal FC, who must discharge … [Read more...] about EDUARDO BACK IN BRAZIL
I would first of all like to apologize to all our readers as I was not able to post anything for the past two weeks due to my computer being in the shop. Denis did a great job taking the full work load as I was absent from reporting so I thank him for that. Back to business. Croatia fell one spot in the FIFA World Rankings this month due to their 1-1 draw in Scotland. We … [Read more...] about CROATIA FALLS 1 SPOT
The polls are closed and the results are in- and the winner is Ivan Rakitić! In CroatianSoccerReport.com's largest voting poll to date, we asked who should replace Eduardo at this summer's Euro 2008. I thank the 85 fans who took the time to bless us with their insight on this highly debatable topic. Should we let the inconsistent Ivica Olić have the spot or Ivan Klasnić … [Read more...] about WHO SHOULD REPLACE EDUARDO AS STRIKER???