Stuttgart met RB Leipzig in Matchday 2 of the Bundesliga campaign, presenting a matchup between our top two left backs. Although Gvardiol should be utilized as a center-back, as we lack depth in that position, we know this is not the case when it comes to what Zlatko Dalić has in mind. This matchup presented the perfect opportunity to compare the two defenders and receive more … [Read more...] about Sosa vs Gvardiol: The Showdown Of Croatian Left-Backs
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The criteria a player must meet to make our list is as follows: The player must be between the ages of 16 and 25The player cannot be a cemented starter in the senior national teamThe player must be eligible to play for Croatia Honorable mentions: Boško Šutalo (21)Dominik Oroz (20)Leonardo Lukačević (22)Marin Sverko (23)Martin Erlić (23) Bruno Brajković, … [Read more...] about THE NEXT GENERATION: Top 16 Croatian Defending Talents
The CroatianSports team is working on a new series entitled “The Next Generation”, focused on bringing your attention to all of the talented youth Croatia has for the future. We will be publishing lists for every different position this week. Monday: Goalkeepers Tuesday: Defenders Wednesday: Midfielders Thursday: Wingers Friday: Strikers The criteria a player … [Read more...] about THE NEXT GENERATION: Top 8 Croatian Goalkeeping Talents
Written by Markus & CroatiaU14 After months of speculation, German and Croatian media outlets confirm that Josip Stanišić has officially committed to playing with the Croatian national team. With an aging Šime Vrsaljko as Croatia’s number one right-back and Legia Warsaw’s Josip Juranović as option #2, Stanišić’s skills at the right-back position are exactly what the … [Read more...] about Josip Stanišić Commits To Croatia: The Future of the Vatreni Defense Just Got Brighter
The English, Spanish, French, and German leagues kickoff this weekend! Here are your headlines: Luka Modrić assists as Real Madrid defeat Deportivo Alaves 4-1 Saturday Mateo Kovačić assists in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace Saturday Andrej Kramarić records 3 assists on Saturday as Hoffenheim beat Augsburg 4-0 21 year-old Josip Stanišić got the start for … [Read more...] about The Weekend Water Cooler: And It Begins!
Who's staying put this summer and who is going to move to a bigger club? All four players need the move desperately to reach the next level of their career. Here are the rumors you should know about: Celtic are interested in 25 year-old right-back Josip Juranović. The Scottish giants are preparing a €3M bid. Juranović, a former Hajduk Split star, can thank Dinamo Zagreb … [Read more...] about The Summer Rumor Mill: Which Croatian Is Moving?
An assist against Atletico Madrid last week, and a goal against Barcelona today. First name is Luka - can you guess who? Chances are you’re probably wrong. 18 year-old midfielder Luka Sučić shined again today for Red Bull Salzburg, scoring a goal for the ages against Spanish giants FC Barcelona. In the 43rd minute, Sučić received a pass from the sideline, chipped it into the … [Read more...] about The Preseason Sučić Train Is Full Speed Ahead
Yes, yes. I know. It's a meaningless pre-season friendly. And I would agree with you 90% of the time. But I'm going to leave this right here for all of you. We've said it once on CroatianSports and we'll say it a thousand more times: "Luka Sučić is going to be a rockstar!" And little things like these - at the age of 18 - will only build his confidence moving forward. … [Read more...] about Sučić Shines In Atletico Madrid Friendly
Mateo Kovačić and Chelsea are Champions League winners after beating Manchester City 1-0 Saturday night in Porto! Kovačić came off the bench in the 80th minute to help secure Chelsea's second European title. More importantly from the Croatian side, a Croatian international now has won the Champions League NINE STRAIGHT YEARS! Starting with Mandžukić in 2013, Modrić, Rakitić, … [Read more...] about Kovačić, Chelsea Win CL! Croatian Streak Now At 9 Years!