The 2008-09 season is almost upon us and should be a great one for all our Croatian internationals; especially the ones that have recently found new homes. Soon-to-be Croatian squad member, Dario Cvitanić, will be playing for Ajax (Netherlands) after 5 successful seasons at Banfield (Argentina). Superstar midfielder, Luka Modrić, will have plenty of critics to answer to … [Read more...] about WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO…
Yes!...it's finally true, HNS met with Dario Cvitanić on Thursday extending an open invitation for him to join the Croatian national team; and he gladly accepted! So what does this mean? Well nothing as of yet. It only means that the Federation wants him to play and that Dario is on the same page as them. The date we should all now mark on our calendars is August 20th, … [Read more...] about DARIO CVITANIĆ: WELCOME!!!
If you don't know the name now, don't worry, you will very soon. In the next couple weeks, Mr. Cvitanić will make great coffee table conversation amongst us Croatian soccer fans. So let me tell you a bit about him before we delve further in. Dario Cvitanich (we're going to drop that pesky 'H' for sake of being correct in Croatian) is a 24-year old striker who was born … [Read more...] about SO WHO IS DARIO CVITANIĆ???
Croatia has moved up 8 spots in the FIFA World Rankings to #7 overall after their fine display at Euro 2008. Sure they lost to Turkey in the quarterfinals; but not before winning all 3 group games, one of which was a victory over now #3 ranked Germany. Argentina has finally been dethroned as the #1 team in the world by Euro 2008 champs, Spain. Here is a list of all the … [Read more...] about CROATIA 7TH IN WORLD
Croatian super-midfielder, Luka Modrić, has made UEFA's 'Ten Best' list for Euro 2008. This is the first time a Croatian has made the all-tournament list since Davor Šuker did it in the 1998 World Cup- the same year he also won the Golden Boot award. Croatian press have praised Modrić for his results this tournament and have made it clear that Tottenham have made an … [Read more...] about MODRIĆ MAKES TOP 10 LIST
ESPN has reported that UEFA will undergo an investigation to whether Croatian fans had Nazi-style banners in Vienna during the Turkey quarterfinal match. They will also breakdown Croatian chants that were sung during the game to hear if any religous or war-related material was aimed at the Turk supporters. Now, I did not see any banners of 'Nazi-style' in the stadium of … [Read more...] about CROATIAN FANS IN TROUBLE AGAIN???
...Well, kind of. Italian newspaper, 24 Minuti, mistakingly used a picture of Slaven Bilić to convey a Macedonian murderer this week. Wow. What a horrible week for the Croatian coach. First, you lose a heartbreaker in penalties to the never-say-die Turks; and then you find out you're on the front page of a huge newspaper which is condemning you a murderer. I hope Bilić got some … [Read more...] about ON THE LIGHTER SIDE…
CroatianSoccerReport.com was created for the purpose of getting the important news to the Croatian soccer fan without them having to search the Internet aimlessly. It's all here with one click. In recent months, it has also turned into a place where devout and extremely loyal supporters of the team can come and voice their thoughts and opinions on the team and how they are … [Read more...] about THE SNAKE BITTEN ONES
I write to you now as I have come across some new information. I watched the game on ESPN in America, and when coach Slaven Bilić was screaming at the 4th official at the end of the game; and then later at the referee, it was not because of an added time issue. This is something either ESPN broadcasters didn't catch or didn't report. Bilić wanted to make his third and final … [Read more...] about WHERE WAS CROATIA’S 3RD SUBSTITUTION?