FIFA released its world rankings for the month of August today, and to my surprise, Croatia is now ranked 5th! They have jumped South American powerhouses Brazil and Argentina who respectfully fell to 6th and 7th. But I don't want you to think that my head's getting big. FIFA rankings are like a good looking married woman; they're fun to look at but there's not much you … [Read more...] about CROATIA JUMPS SOUTH AMERICANS
Domžale needed a miraculous win in Zagreb Wednesday night if they were going to keep their Champion's League campaign alive. Well, they didn't quite make it. Dinamo easily took care of the Slovenian side, 3-2, and wins the two-legged series 6-2 on aggregate. Goals by captain Igor Bišćan (17'), former Hajduk star Mirko Hrgović (50') and Dino Drpić (83') were enough for the one … [Read more...] about DINAMO OFF TO FACE SHAKHTAR
Soccernet.com has just reported that Eduardo can be back in action as soon as Christmas, if not before. He has returned to London to continue his rehab after a summer long stint in his native country of Brazil. Eduardo has said that the hardest part of the whole incident is now behind him and that can only mean good things for Croatian and Gunner fans alike. There is finally … [Read more...] about EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR EDUARDO???
UEFA has has released the schedule for the Champion's League 3rd qualifying round games as well as the Uefa Cup 2nd qualifying round matches. Hajduk Split has been paired up with Deportivo, who last year finished 9th in the Spanish La Liga. Slaven Belupo will match wits with Aris Thessaloniki of the Greek Super League. Aris finished 4th last year in their respected league. Both … [Read more...] about UEFA SCHEDULE RELEASED
New Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Luka Modrić, made his debut with the club on Wednesday in a friendly vs. Leyton Orient. Tottenham won the game 5-1 and Modrić got off to a quick start with his new London club netting his first goal in the 52nd minute. The goal can be found in the video found on this Index.hr page. … [Read more...] about LUKA MODRIĆ: FIRST LOOK
In anything but surprising news, both UEFA Cup teams from Croatia will move onto the next round. Hajduk smashed Birkirkara in Malta, 3-0, with goals by Ivan Strinić (4'), Mladen Bartolović (45') and Senijad Ibričić (90'). Slaven Belupo mirrored Hajduk's efforts with a 4-0 win vs. Marsaxlokk FC with goals by Mario Bilen (25'), Kristijan Čaval (72') and a double by Bojan Vručina … [Read more...] about HAJDUK AND SLAVEN MOVE ONWARD
Dinamo Zagreb and Domžale have a knack of meeting in the UEFA Champion's League 2nd qualifying round; and for the second straight year, Dinamo showed their superiority once again. Dinamo started off hot and only needed one half of soccer to get the away result they were looking for. Ivica Vrdoljak opened up the scoring with a goal in the 11th minute. Shortly after, … [Read more...] about DINAMO DOMINATE DOMŽALE
The 2008-2009 Croatian Prva Liga season kicked off Sunday without a hitch. Newly promoted club, Croatia Sesvete, showed promise with a 1-1 draw versus NK Osijek in their first ever 1st League (Prva Liga) game. Sesvete will be playing their home games at Kamen Ingrad Stadium in Velika this season due to their usual stadium, Stadion SRC Sesvete, not meeting Croatian Prva Liga … [Read more...] about …AND THEY’RE OFF!!!
For the second consecutive season, Dinamo Zagreb will face off against Domžale (Slovenia) in the UEFA Champion's League 2nd qualifying round. Last year Dinamo easily dismissed the Slovenian champs 5-2 on aggregate. This year, they will of course be without phenom midfielder, Luka Modrić. Dinamo secured a spot in the 2nd qualifying round by holding Linfield to a 1-1 draw … [Read more...] about DINAMO CRUISES INTO NEXT ROUND