I have been in a heated debate with my good friend, Ben "Argentina" Correas, who is a firm supporter of this blog, on the FIFA Ranking system and on where teams in present day soccer deserve to be placed in the ranks. We both agree that the current system is flawed and does no justice to where teams really should be ranked. I would love to have feedback from all of you soccer … [Read more...] about SOCCER TALK: FIFA RANKINGS
Croatia fell 2 spots down to #12 in the February 2008 FIFA World Rankings. Greece moved up to #10 and England took the 11th spot with their 2-1 win over the Swiss at Wembley earlier this month. The top nine remained the same from January. This means absolutely nothing for Croatia and only furthermore proves my point of how horrible the FIFA Ranking system is and why it needs to … [Read more...] about CROATIA FALLS TWO SPOTS IN RANKS
This blog is setting an ambitious goal: To bring the Croatian National Soccer Team to play an exhibition game at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Ca- and hopefully three other locations in the United States and Canada (possibly San Jose, Columbus,New York and Toronto). We are working on the logistics of this project, but would like to ask you to reply to the … [Read more...] about **HELP BRING THE CROATIAN NATIONAL TEAM TO THE UNITED STATES**
This picture is worth 1000 words … [Read more...] about CROATIA — NETHERLANDS
Slaven Bilić and his team said that this result would show them where they stood in European ranks- and what I saw from this match is that they have a lot of work to do if they want to do any damage in this year's EuroCup. Croatia was playing at home with their 'A' team starting roster while Netherlands were without stars Ruud van Nistelrooy, Robin van Persie and Arjen … [Read more...] about LACKLUSTER PERFORMANCE BY CROATIANS LEADS TO 3-0 LOSS
Swiss-born Croatian international, Ivan Rakitić, helped his German club team, FC Schalke 04, to a triumphant 4-1 win over visiting Stuttgart February 3rd as Bundesliga action started up again after the winter break. He assisted the first 3 goals for Schalke all off of set pieces. The 19 year-old Rakitić was born in Switzerland and even represented them in U-17, U-19 and … [Read more...] about RAKITIĆ POSTS 3 ASSISTS IN WIN OVER STUTTGART
Croatia will be playing what looks to be like their final friendly before Euro 2008 starts versus Slovenia. The game will take place on May 23rd and it will be in neighboring Slovenia. The city and venue has not yet been named but my guess would be the capital city- Ljubljana. Stay tuned for more Euro 2008 news and rumors as it approaches. … [Read more...] about FINAL FRIENDLY ANNOUNCED
Domagoj Vida is an 18-year old NK Osijek midfielder who is currently playing for the U-21 Croatian national team. He was just offered a transfer from English Premiership juggernaut Liverpool FC but refused the invitation. Domagoj said that he would rather improve his skills in Croatia than sit on the bench in England- and who can blame him? To be quite honest, I had no idea … [Read more...] about WHO IS DOMAGOJ VIDA??
We all saw how the new 2008 Croatian dark blue road jerseys looked against England back in November. They remind me of the 1998 blues with checkers only underneath the armpits. The home jerseys, which have always consisted of the red and white checker design, have not yet been officially released by Nike, but these pictures show what they are probably going to look like. … [Read more...] about POSSIBLE 2008/2009 HOME JERSEY DESIGN??