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
Dinamo Zagreb play Linfield (Northern Ireland) today at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb in the return leg of their UEFA Champion's League 1st qualifying round affair. When the two teams clashed in Northern Ireland a week ago, Dinamo easily collected a 2-0 win with goals by Croatian international, Marijo Mandžukić, and Dino Drpić. Dinamo will qualify for the next round as long … [Read more...] about DINAMO FACE-OFF VS. LINFIELD AT MAKSIMIR
The 2008-09 season is almost upon us and should be a great one for all our Croatian internationals; especially the ones that have recently found new homes. Soon-to-be Croatian squad member, Dario Cvitanić, will be playing for Ajax (Netherlands) after 5 successful seasons at Banfield (Argentina). Superstar midfielder, Luka Modrić, will have plenty of critics to answer to … [Read more...] about WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO…
Yes!...it's finally true, HNS met with Dario Cvitanić on Thursday extending an open invitation for him to join the Croatian national team; and he gladly accepted! So what does this mean? Well nothing as of yet. It only means that the Federation wants him to play and that Dario is on the same page as them. The date we should all now mark on our calendars is August 20th, … [Read more...] about DARIO CVITANIĆ: WELCOME!!!
If you don't know the name now, don't worry, you will very soon. In the next couple weeks, Mr. Cvitanić will make great coffee table conversation amongst us Croatian soccer fans. So let me tell you a bit about him before we delve further in. Dario Cvitanich (we're going to drop that pesky 'H' for sake of being correct in Croatian) is a 24-year old striker who was born … [Read more...] about SO WHO IS DARIO CVITANIĆ???
Ivan Klasnić, better known to most Croatian soccer fans as 'Killer', has just signed a 4-year deal with French club, FC Nantes. Nantes has just been promoted to France's 1st Division for the 2008-09 season after finishing second in Ligue 2 last year. The exact terms of the contract have not yet been released. Klasnić has been in Germany at Werder Bremen since 2001. He … [Read more...] about ‘KILLER’ MOVING TO FRANCE