(During the next 30 days, starting May 10th, CroatianSports will be giving “season grades” to 30 of Croatia’s most important football players: Starting XI, bench, fringe, prospects. Grades will be given on preseason expectations vs. actual season performance; not stats.) Day 12: Marko Livaja Season Grade: A- Season Highlight: Clutch goal vs. Canada during the group … [Read more...] about Marko Livaja | Season Grade: A-
Hajduk Split Crowned Croatian Cup Champs 2nd Straight Year! Defeat Šibenik 2-0By 4 Comments
Hajduk have capped off their season with a second straight Croatian Cup title. It is their 8th Cup all-time. The match went into the halftime tunnel 0-0. Melnjak would finally break the deadlock in the 64' following the ball pin balling around the Šibenik box. Livaja would add a penalty shot in injury time and 'to ti je to'. A successful season for Hajduk even though they … [Read more...] about Hajduk Split Crowned Croatian Cup Champs 2nd Straight Year! Defeat Šibenik 2-0
Dinamo Draw Hajduk At Poljud, Capture 6th Straight League TitleBy 7 Comments
Surprise! Dinamo Zagreb are the champions of Croatia once again. The Modri rolled into Poljud only one point shy of capturing the 2022-23 Prva Liga title. A scoreless draw propelled Dinamo to their sixth title in a row, and Igor Bišćan's first as the club's manager. Also, this is Dinamo's 17th league title in the past 18 Prva Liga seasons. However, a more competitive … [Read more...] about Dinamo Draw Hajduk At Poljud, Capture 6th Straight League Title
NOT MEANT TO BE: Hajduk Lose 5-0 To AZ In UEFA Youth FinalBy 62 Comments
Hajduk's U19 glory run comes to an abrupt end in the final against Dutch side AZ Alkmaar. Although the score-line is quite disappointing, this is in no way a disappointing European campaign from the young Bili, having beaten Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan on their road to the final. AZ possess an incredibly strong squad, and a mixture of that … [Read more...] about NOT MEANT TO BE: Hajduk Lose 5-0 To AZ In UEFA Youth Final
Hajduk Split Knock Off AC Milan To Reach UEFA Youth League Final!By 14 Comments
Hajduk Split's U-19 squad rattled off a HUGE win Friday night in Switzerland; scoring three 2nd half goals to defeat AC Milan and book their ticket to the UEFA Youth League Final. Think of this tournament as the Champions League, but for U-19 teams across Europe. Hajduk have now defeated Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan on their way to the Final, where they … [Read more...] about Hajduk Split Knock Off AC Milan To Reach UEFA Youth League Final!
Torcida To Return For Wales Match!By 20 Comments
Torcida is back! I honestly don't remember a time where Torcida publicly supported the HNS and the Croatian national side. It's been well over 15+ years. Yet, here we are. Torcida has made amends with the HNS and will return in full support of the Vatreni this Saturday at Poljud when Croatia hosts Wales in EURO 2024 qualifying. Why did Torcida boycott Croatia in the … [Read more...] about Torcida To Return For Wales Match!
Hajduk Split U-19s Do It Again!By 14 Comments
Hajduk defeated Borussia Dortmund 9-8 in penalties (making all 9 penalties) during the quarterfinals of the UEFA Youth League Wednesday night. The Youth League is the Champions League equivalent to Europe's younger squads. And this all comes after beating Manchester City 2-1 in the previous round. Up next: AC Milan in the semifinals April 21st in Nyon, Switzerland. AC … [Read more...] about Hajduk Split U-19s Do It Again!
BREAKING: Hajduk Wonderkid Stipe Biuk Joins LAFCBy 119 Comments
Wow! Who saw that coming? Talented young winger Stipe Biuk, age 20, joins LAFC in the MLS on a permanent deal for a €6.5m fee, up to €1.5m in bonuses, and 20% of future fee. Biuk impressed the moment he got called up to the Hajduk Split first team in the 2020/21 season, posting 3 goals and 3 assists in just 8 matches as an 18 year old. Ever since, Biuk has hit a plateau, … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Hajduk Wonderkid Stipe Biuk Joins LAFC
No Magic At Poljud As Villareal Thump Hajduk 6-2 (Agg.)By 40 Comments
Hajduk have a 2-goal deficit to climb out of Thursday night in Split (3PM ET kickoff) but you better bet every dollar in your bank account that a packed-to-capacity Poljud will have their backs for every second of the 90 minutes versus Villareal. Hajduk was never expected to beat one of the top-6 teams in La Liga but they gave themselves plenty of hope in Spain last week; … [Read more...] about No Magic At Poljud As Villareal Thump Hajduk 6-2 (Agg.)