I can be optimistic right now and say Croatia got the 3 points they were looking for against Austria, but let's be real here for a second. Croatia played like garbage and didn't deserve the win if you ask me. Here's a couple things we learned from the Austria game today. Croatia is indeed still in a post-party hangover mode from the England match. It now appears that in … [Read more...] about THE BEST WE HAVE???
WILL THIS BE THE TEAM THAT RETURNS US TO GLORY? The day has finally arrived! Croatia plays Austria today in Vienna at 11:50 AM (ET) and the game will be televised on ESPN2 in America. Croatia is back in action after a dismal World Cup 2006 campaign where they only scored 2 goals in 3 games. But this year will be different, I think we can all feel … [Read more...] about IT’S TIME BOYS AND GIRLS!!!
Goal.com has reported that Eduardo can make a miraculous July return to football. This is of course as optimistic as one can be, but doctors have said that his rehab is going flawless. Even if Eduardo does make an early return, this still doesn't mean he gets to play in Euro 2008; but he would definitely be ready for World Cup qualifying starting in September versus Kazakhstan … [Read more...] about EDUARDO BACK IN JULY???
Here are my thoughts on the game; and remember that I only saw various highlights of the game since it wasn't broadcast in America. Olić and Petrić looked promising up top and had some nice scoring chances, one of which included hitting the post. The chemistry looked OK on the scoring end and our defense solid. If this is things to come for Niko Kovač I can't wait to see more. … [Read more...] about CROATIA-HUNGARY RECAP
I would just like to take this chance to bid farewell to fellow CroatianSoccerReport.com writer and colleague of mine, Denis Svirčić, who will be leaving for Europe, and most importantly Euro 2008, tomorrow. Denis will be at the Croatian matches versus Austria and Poland in Vienna and Klagenfurt- and hopefully more! CroatianSoccerReport.com will have photos and video up … [Read more...] about OFF TO AUSTRIA!
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