Here are my thoughts on the game; and remember that I only saw various highlights of the game since it wasn't broadcast in America. Olić and Petrić looked promising up top and had some nice scoring chances, one of which included hitting the post. The chemistry looked OK on the scoring end and our defense solid. If this is things to come for Niko Kovač I can't wait to see more. … [Read more...] about CROATIA-HUNGARY RECAP
I would just like to take this chance to bid farewell to fellow CroatianSoccerReport.com writer and colleague of mine, Denis Svirčić, who will be leaving for Europe, and most importantly Euro 2008, tomorrow. Denis will be at the Croatian matches versus Austria and Poland in Vienna and Klagenfurt- and hopefully more! CroatianSoccerReport.com will have photos and video up … [Read more...] about OFF TO AUSTRIA!
Croatian captain, Niko Kovač, scored the only goal in a 1-0 friendly victory versus Moldova in Rijeka this past Saturday. The game was merely a tune-up for the Croatian side who will open up group play for Euro 2008 in just 2 weeks time. Coach Slaven Bilić got in plenty of players in the game to gauge readiness and fitness for many of the new call-ups. Uefa.com covered the game … [Read more...] about CROATIA SLIP BY MOLDOVA
As Croatians from all over North America come to Los Angeles this weekend for Independence Day festivities, which includes the 2nd Annual Croatian Small Goals Tournament in San Pedro, our national team will be hosting a friendly in Rijeka on Saturday at 11:30AM (ET) to Moldova. With only 2 weeks left before Euro 2008 kicks off, (and no disrespect towards Moldova) we … [Read more...] about CROATIA-MOLDOVA FRIENDLY
The start of Euro 2008 is only 3 weeks away! Croatia opens up group play on Sunday June 8th in the Austrian capital of Vienna against the Austrian co-hosts. I asked all of you a month ago how you expect Croatia to perform at this summer's European championships and 69 people gracefully replied. And in an absolute shocker, 52% (32 people) voted that Croatia will indeed … [Read more...] about THE FANS HAVE SPOKEN!
With just over a month before Euro 2008 begins, we here at CroatianSoccerReport.com want our readers to know everything and anything pertaining to the Croatian national soccer team. Even if it's letting you know what bus they will be riding to the games. Sure, this isn't the most relevant news we could find but check out the other 15 teams and their slogans. Is this … [Read more...] about RIDING INTO EURO
Slaven Bilić will coach Croatia 2 more years! The Croatian Soccer Federation (HNS) and their beloved coach agreed to a 2-year extension Wednesday that will pay Bilić 1.2 million kuna ($257,300) per year. This would keep Croatia under Bilić for Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010 qualifying. Should they qualify for South Africa, Bilić would end his stint with the club after the … [Read more...] about BILIĆ LOCKS IN NEW CONTRACT
Here are the results for May 3rd... Međimurje [4 - 0] Inter Zaprešić NK Osijek [2 - 0] Varteks Varaždin NK Rijeka [2 - 0] Cibalia Vinkovci NK Zadar [0 - 2] HNK Šibenik Slaven Belupo [1 - 0] NK Zagreb Hajduk Split [1 - 1] Dinamo Zagreb … [Read more...] about 32ND ROUND HNL RESULTS
The brand new Hajduk jersey for the 2009 season was just released to the public a few hours ago; and all I have to say is B-E-A-utiful! The jersey directly resembles the Glasgow Celtic jersey we have all associated with pride and tradition. I think everyone will be happy with Umbro on this one. The all new jersey is simple, effective, easily recognizable and most … [Read more...] about NEW UMBRO HAJDUK JERSEY