The 2022 World Cup is now four months away and we haven't heard a peep out of Nike or the HNS on how the new Croatian kits will look. I thought the Vatreni might roll them out in June during their four UEFA Nations League matches, but that wasn't the case. It will be a forgone conclusion that we see the new kits in September when Croatia takes on Denmark and Austria in the last … [Read more...] about RUMOR MILL: 2022 World Cup Kits Leaked???
Luka Modrić and Real Madrid concluded their 3-match North American preseason tour Saturday night in Los Angeles with a 2-0 victory over Juventus. Modrić played a solid 60 minutes in what looked like a low-energy/conservative performance before the season kicks off. Modrić had to decline an interview with CroatianSports as the Real Madrid media relations team did not allow … [Read more...] about Luka Modrić Shows Us Why Being Croatian Is Special
CroatianSports.com caught up with 19 year-old Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Luka Sučić, one of Croatia's brightest talents in football. He has already made three appearances for the Croatian National Team, and has been capped by the U-21 squad seven times, scoring five goals. Sučić was arguably the Austrian Bundesliga's best midfielder last season. CroatianSports: How did it … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE – Luka Sučić Interview: World Cup, Luka Modrić, & More
You know you're good when they put your face on the cover of FIFA. Kylian Mbappe is that level of good and will surely win multiple Ballon d'Or's in his lifetime. However, for 90 minutes this week, Josip Stanišić absolutely put Mbappe in his pocket as the Vatreni scored early and kept a scary France team scoreless for the clean sheet. 22 year-old German-born Josip … [Read more...] about Stanišić Put Mbappe In His Little Croatian Pocket
Hey guys, not to be a "Debbie Downer" here or rain on anyone's parade, but when is it time to talk about the elephant in the room? Or if you don't want to talk about the elephant because you're still hopped up on Dida's rakija from Croatia's first ever victory over the French, I completely understand. What Modrić and the boys did from a results perspective after the 3-0 … [Read more...] about Vatreni Score 1 Open-Play Goal In 4 Matches…Do We Need To Worry?
The monkey is finally off Croatian backs. The Vatreni have defeated France for the first time in their history. Croatia defeated France 1-0 in Nations League Monday night by way of a 5’ Luka Modrić penalty kick. However, the MVP of the match was the entire Croatian defense full of youngsters, who held a hungry Mbappe and Benzema at bay. It was an incredible 90 minutes … [Read more...] about Croatia Finally Beats France!!!
At last, victory! Thanks to a 2nd half nutmeg goal from Mario Pašalić, Croatia escape Denmark with all three points in the UEFA Nations League. Due to France's 1-1 draw with Austria, the Vatreni now sit 3rd place in Group A of the competition. Croatia started the match slow, fielding their C-team against a very strong Denmark side. After a goalless first half, momentum … [Read more...] about Croatia Beats Denmark 1-0 As Pašalić Nutmegs Schmeichel
Friday at 2:45pm (ET), Croatia will be facing off against top of the group Denmark in a rather important match for our NL campaign. A win would put us in a great position in the group, but a loss would see us threatened by relegation. There is all kinds of speculation as to how Croatia will line-up in this next match considering all the injuries, who we need to rest, and who … [Read more...] about Who Starts Against Denmark?
Here are my takeaways from today's 1-1 draw with France at Poljud in Nations League. (And remember, France played their B-squad against us without Benzema, Mbappe, Lloris, Pogba. Griezmann came off the bench) -Livaković cannot be Croatia's #1 goalie at the World Cup. Was he at fault for the France goal? No. But you have to come out and challenge the attacker by cutting off … [Read more...] about Croatia Draw France 1-1 At Poljud Through Late Kramarić Penalty