The good times officially kicked off on February 17th, 2008, a few months after Croatia knocked "mighty" England out of EURO 2008 qualifying. Thank you all for being part of this incredible journey in “Uniting Croatian Fans Around The World!” It seriously wouldn't be the same without you guys talking shop, debating, and arguing on a daily basis. This has been the … [Read more...] about CROATIANSPORTS TURNS 15 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!
Ćiro Blažević 1935-2023By 14 Comments
“Trener svih trenera” has passed away at the age of 87 years old. Ćiro was one of the most animated and outspoken Croatian personalities of all time. His quotes will be echoed for generations and will most notably be remembered for coaching Croatia in their first World Cup in 1998 — where the Vatreni ultimately won 3rd place. Ćiro was a personality to say the least and … [Read more...] about Ćiro Blažević 1935-2023
4 Croatians Feature In The Guardian’s Top 100 Footballers Of 2022By 19 Comments
FOUR Croatian internationals feature in the Guardian’s annual top 100 male footballers list. That’s more than Spain (3) and Italy (3) have featured. #5- Luka Modrić Modrić is rightfully ranked the fifth best footballer in the world, behind Messi, Mbappe, Benzema, and Haaland. Modrić is the oldest player in the top 50 (Ronaldo at #51), and is even ahead of world-class … [Read more...] about 4 Croatians Feature In The Guardian’s Top 100 Footballers Of 2022
OFFICIAL! Croatia Will Play The Dutch In Nations League Semifinal #1 On June 14th In RotterdamBy 26 Comments
Definitely not the most ideal draw for Croatia in the Nations League semifinals, but it will do. This 4-team mini-tournament will be hosted in the Netherlands, so the Dutch will absolutely have home-field advantage whomever they play.The Dutch had the best showing at the World Cup two months ago out of Spain and Italy (did't qualify). The Netherlands lost to Argentina in a … [Read more...] about OFFICIAL! Croatia Will Play The Dutch In Nations League Semifinal #1 On June 14th In Rotterdam
Juranović, Majer Linked With Monster Transfers This SeasonBy 140 Comments
The Croatians did indeed impress at the World Cup in Qatar. And with that comes huge spikes in player values. Two Croatian internationals in the middle of serious transfer news this week are Celtic's Josip Juranović and Rennes' Lovro Majer. Rumors across Europe are saying that Real Madrid are prepared to make a €60 million bid to Ligue 1 side Rennes for the 24 year-old … [Read more...] about Juranović, Majer Linked With Monster Transfers This Season
Merry Christmas — Sretan Božić CroatianSports.com Nation!By 43 Comments
Merry Christmas -- Sretan Božić CroatianSports.com Nation; from our family to yours! It's been another amazing year with you all through sharing content, talking shop, and of course grilling each other in the "Comments" section. :) We love you all and look forward to running it back in 2023! Merry Christmas! … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas — Sretan Božić CroatianSports.com Nation!
Funniest Moment Of The World Cup: OH, CanadaBy 14 Comments
There's really not much to say here. I mean, c'mon! If you're the Canadian medical staff, you can't let your guy go back out on the pitch like this! Get my man some scissors! @AtibaHutchinson (the Canadian player in this photo), thank you for offering the World Cup its funniest moment. This one will be tough to top. … [Read more...] about Funniest Moment Of The World Cup: OH, Canada
Who Will Be Croatia’s Next #9?By 72 Comments
Croatia has had many superstar strikers in its history, namely Davor Šuker, Eduardo, and Mario Mandžukić, but today, this position is the Vatreni’s most prominent weakness. This World Cup demonstrated that quite clearly, as Croatia truly struggled to score in every one of their games, bar Canada. Imagine what a forward like Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, or even an Olivier … [Read more...] about Who Will Be Croatia’s Next #9?
Best Celebration At The World Cup: Living La VIDA Loca!!!By 4 Comments
Vida, Vida...who else but Domagoj Vida?! Vida looked more like a rock star than a football player when Bruno Petković’s shot hit the back of the net versus Brazil! What more can you ask from the 33 year-old Croatia veteran who didn't see the pitch for one second during the 2022 World Cup? There's something to be said to having an energy on the bench rooting on the team -- … [Read more...] about Best Celebration At The World Cup: Living La VIDA Loca!!!