The Euro 2024 'Group of Death' is upon us and Croatia will be part of the madness! The Vatreni will open up against Spain in a UEFA Nations League Final rematch on June 15th in Berlin. This will be a high-profile affair with Luka Modrić facing off against many of his Real Madrid teammates...maybe for the last time. Then Croatia play Albania in Hamburg before wrapping up … [Read more...] about Croatia Drawn With Spain, Albania, Italy In Euro 2024 ‘Group of Death’!
APPLE PODCAST LINK Ante, Zorić, and Pete breakdown Croatia's 1-0 win over Armenia to punch their ticket to Euro 2024 and what changes need to be made before the tournament kicks off. Kovačić needs to be benched moving forward and we need to see more of Šimić, Pašalić, Sučić and Baturina during March friendlies. … [Read more...] about Episode 12: Euro 2024 Ticket Punched
Here we go! My favorite time of the year: DRAW TIME! The Euro 2024 draw will take place December 2nd. Croatia have been placed in Pot 3 because they finished 2nd in group behind Turkey in qualifying with 16 points. UEFA is no longer using FIFA rankings to conduct the draw; rather total points earned in qualifying. I personally like this moving forward as it will keep teams … [Read more...] about Euro 2024 Draw: Croatia In Pot 3
It wasn't a pretty last four games of qualifying, but nonetheless, the "Cardiac Croatians" got the job done and have qualified for Euro 2024 next summer in Germany. The Vatreni simply needed a win against Armenia Tuesday night in Zagreb, and they got it (1-0) through a 43' Ante Budimir header (Sosa cross) to get the job done. However, it was anything but an stress-free match as … [Read more...] about OFFICIAL: Cardiac Croatians Punch Ticket To Euro 2024!
After a catastrophic October for Croatia, where the Vatreni lost both Euro 2024 qualifiers to Turkey and Wales, Modrić and his troops are once again back on track to qualify directly for next summer's tournament in Germany as they control their own destiny after Saturday's results. So what has to happen Tuesday night when Croatia host Armenia and Wales host Turkey at 2:45PM … [Read more...] about Final Match Day: How Croatia Qualifies For Euro 2024
A Wales draw and a Croatian victory leaves Vatreni fans satisfied after a brutal October qualifying cycle. Croatia's destiny now lies in its own hands with one final match hosting the Armenians in Zagreb. Should Croatia be victorious, they book their ticket to Germany this summer. It's no secret the line-up is not currently at full strength with the likes of Ivan Perišić, … [Read more...] about Croatia vs. Latvia: Player Ratings
Early 1st half goals by Majer and Kramarić sealed an easy win over Latvia Saturday night. The boys came out to play and scored both goals inside 20 minutes; setting the speed on "cruise control" for the rest of the match. The Croatian defense was not tested in this match and Marco Pašalić, on his international debut, nearly scored, clanking a shot off the inside of the post … [Read more...] about Croatia Cruise Past Latvia 2-0, Control Own Destiny For Euro 2024!
After last month's absolute disaster, where Croatia gained zero points from matches against Turkey and Wales, we all now know that our beloved Vatreni no longer control their own destiny to qualify for Euro 2024 through their current qualifying group. (Yes, they can qualify through a Nations League playoff in March but let's take that out of the equation for now.) Turkey … [Read more...] about Chances Wales Wins Both Games This Week: 25%
It's no secret Croatia has been plagued with injuries as of late, and with Petković and Kovačić missing this international window, there are two open spots on Dalić's starting eleven this time around. Yes, it's just Latvia and Armenia, but any little slip up can be costly at this stage in qualification as Croatia MUST secure all six points. How does Dalić line up? Here are some … [Read more...] about Does Dalić Field A ‘New Look’ Against Latvia, Armenia?