Photo: Sportske Novosti
Starting XI vs. Macedonia:
Pletikosa, Strinić, Šimunić, Ćorluka, Srna, Vukojević, Perišić, Modrić, Rakitić, Mandžukić, Jelavić in a 4-4-2 formation
The cardiac Croatians were at it again- this time in Skopje, Macedonia. After going down early to a 16′ Ibraimi strike due to a lapse in defense, Croatia composed themselves over the next 70 minutes to pull out a 2-1 victory and an important three points in World Cup 2014 qualifying vs. Macedonia. With multiple runs at goal not being finished, a Rakitić corner kick in the 33′ found a wide open Vedran Ćorluka on the back post, who took in the ball down and struck home to equalize for the Vatreni. Moments later, from nearly 35 yards out, Rakitić tried to trick the Macedonian keeper, who was cheating up on the play, with a shot from long range. He was lucky enough to get a fist on the ball for the save.
But Rakitić tried it again in the 60′, and this time it worked. He saw the Macedonian keeper once again cheating up and sent a long-range looping free kick over the goalie and under the crossbar for the 2-1 lead. The score would stand even though both teams pressed for another goal. Macedonian captain Goran Pandev made a nice move in the box in the second half but appeared to dive when the Croatian defense met him. Substitute Nikola Kalinić had a golden chance at goal late in the game but missed his mark with plenty of time in front of the goal. Croatia will be without defender Vedran Ćorluka and midfielder Ognjen Vukojević for the Wales match on Tuesday due to yellow cards they picked up today.
Brazilian-born Dinamo Zagreb player Sammir made his Croatia debut in Skopje, coming in for Jelavić in the second half. He has one decent run at goal but was unable to get the shot he was looking for. He was booed coming into the match, but it is not known which section of fans were jeering Sammir, but they made it known that he was not welcome.
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Simunic will play. He deserves to be part of the starting 11.
Jozo has been phenomenal. I pity those that discarded him so quickly.
Hope Simunic plays, need the experience and reliability.
“Doktor Prle says:
Ja se, u biti, pomalo slazem sa svima.
-Ante B. is on the money”
Boom! Hvala Doktore
where his facebook anyway i need suggest him to not use for Simunic,,! !
Stimac and the savez can do anything and everything in their power to be more “fan friendly” and win over the fans, but it wont work. The negative atmosphere around this team will continue and needs to continue.
Prearranged public gatherings with jock- sniffing fans will do nothing to change the minds of the majority.
Stimac looking for suggestions from fans, via his Facebook account, on what formation he should play.
“Koji je vaš idealan sastav za tu utakmicu koji sustav bi vi primijenili protiv Welškog 4-3-3?
The jury still remains on rakitic. Playing well against Macedonia is fine, but we need to see more of that type of play against better teams. Playing him in that position helps, much better than the idea of of him at cdm. It was a worth a shot at the spot because he does have technical skill, but that is not the spot for him.
Below is zivas comment
“@Toni…..I’m sure his family is doing fine. He was a general in the Cro army, you better believe he was able to steal some money for his family.”
but maybe that goal will help rakitic forget about euro and move forward giving him confidence back and who knows we may end up with some good production again
tudjman, i think he went for goal.. in the first half he did the same. maybe the one on the first was accident then realized this guy is pulling a kelava out there and tried his luck
the guy has some serious skill when he is on.. just being on for him is a rarity these days it seems
Just Kick Simunic before its too late !!!
That point in Brussells is looking better by the minute
Guys, did anyone in the media ask Rakitic if he actually meant to shoot on goal?
Since the goalie is so far off his line, everyone is assuming he did, but he could have been intending to make a cross. Personally, I think he was intending to shoot, but was curious if anyone in the media asked him.
Gotovina’s lawyer’s name is Luka Misetic, who I emailed throughout the trial. His father, Ante, is good friends with my Dad. They were both board members of one of the most successful Croatian soccer clubs in America, RWB Adria of Chicago.
He completely believed in his innocence. How could so much have gone down in 4 days after 4 years of suffering?
Alexandru Tudor Profile
I am on the same page as you.
nah, if its from it will be a bit witty, factual and comment-worthy.
Whoops, that last one was from me 🙂
Probably something smarmy & childish. Who even cares about his negativity anymore. Time to leave the house Ziva!
Before I respond, can you tell me what comments you would like an explanation for.
Where’s zivas gotovina comment? What did he say??
Whats with this card issues only Modric and Simunic and Jelavic Scifo are on yellows Srna and vukojevic are not in contention for wales so i am guessing Pletikosa Vida Joe Carli Strinic Badelj Radosevic Perisic Modric Rakitic Mandzukic or Pletikosa Carli Lovren Joe Strnic Rakitic Badelj Modric Perisic Mandzo Jelavic
Well, if that’s the case, then he’s a dick-nose. And should be considered as such. And he shouldn’t get the attention that he gets. He’s a fucking troll.
Hey Toronto…..Go choke on some black balls. Go watch some Hockey.
That was a “typical” ziva comment, he meant what he said, thats why he said it. He looks for negative comments to make, because he thinks this brings some type of controversy and excitement to the website. Thus bringing him more respect in the eyes of dumb asses such as alen steven. Part of the ziva jock sniffing club as well as ante b and many others.
I believe Elvis asked me about my thoughts on Franjo Tudjman.
He was the right man at the right time. It is terribly hard for Doktor Prle to reconcile his pravastvo with Dr. Tudjman, however, I still manage to. Tudjman had a spine. Many of his critics don’t have one and never did.
And if in fact Ziva Istina literally meant what he wrote about General Gotovina, then there’s your evidence for what I wrote in my previous post.
He can’t stand Gotovina because Gotovina is a symbol of Croatia. The arch-type Croat and warrior. And Ziva Istina is more than prepared to tear him down.
Let him explain his comment, though. Provided that it was his comment; provided that he wasn’t parodizing or ironizing.
Looks to me that Ziva Istina could be the type of Croat that I call the twin-sister of the quintessential Yugoslav. This is what I mean:
The kind of Croat that, although he knows his shit and is very proud to be Croat, is also narcissistic and egotistical to such an extreme that he claims everything Croatian to be his own. And only his own. Everything needs his approval.
That type is the kind that hurts Croatia as much as the Yugoslav twin-sister. Many otherwise good and decent Croats suffer from that syndrome. It’s all about them. And if they can’t identify it with their shallowness and egotistical ways, they’re prepared to throw the baby out with the bathroom. I’ve seen the type many times, and I wage battle against them just as much as I wage battle with the Yugoslavs, Serbs, Muslims, Jews and any other that hate Croatia.
Explain your Gotovina comment.
@nije bitno and agibeJ
Understood, mate. Also, love the fact that you’re an NDH Dalmatinac. There are plenty of them, believe it or not. Dalmacija gets a bad rap sometimes.
Stupid people…..now where’s my Sammir jersey at !?
@ Doktor Prle – its not uncompromising. I agree with them that there is a mafia problem in our savez/nogomet. I just stand by the saying that goes “Croatia you will never walk alone”
Maybe I’m wrong, but at least TRY something different.
What’s the worst that can happen = we won’t be able to create many scoring chances. Duuu!! it hasn’t been happening for years now.
It’s nice that Cro won yesterday, but it wasn’t pretty!
I’m TIRED of seeing Cro play with two strikers who stand up front barely touching the ball all game. This has been a major problem for a long time now. We have good strikers and good mids. Why can’t we take charge of the midfield and start breaking through the opposition’s defrence?
What’s it going to take for our coachs to TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Nowadays there are many great teams playing with one striker.
Crazy Maco fan on Pleti yesterday.
Notice this alot lately.
Lineup for Wales.
Vida – Corluka – Simunic – Strinic
Badelj – Radosevic
Rakitic – Modric – Perisic
With 5 mids, Cro needs to start taking control of midfield and start creating some scoring chances.
Idealy Modric should be playing further up to create scoring chances and to break through the oppositions defence.
When the players step down i step down.
@Ante Kvartuc @IvicA
That was extremely unnecessary for Corluka to charge the ref. We have to stay disciplined as our group is so competitive. I have seen red cards come out of the ref’s pockets for less as you cannot touch the ref. I understand that he was upset and I love his enthusiasm but it was most definitely avoidable. Even what Jelavic did near the end of the first game was completely unnecessary.
There is no need to take Wales lightly as they are not as bad as their 6-1 drubbing by Serbia indicates.
Corluka is the one guy at the RB position that can handle Bale defensively. This is going to be a big test for Vida if he plays RB or Srna for that matter. On top of that anyone that has to deal with Bale for 90 minutes is flirting with yellow card disaster as he has been doing the flops really well as of late to generate PK’s and he is a terror down the left side of the field.
In order of importance:
1a – Get maximum points versus Wales
1b – Contingency yellow card plan
If we sit our star players and lose or tie Wales that would be pretty tough to deal with. So would not having Modric, Corluka, Jelavic, or Srna for the game in March. At the same time I do not want our players playing so cautiously like we did against the Turks in Euro 2008 when we had the same yellow card scenario going into what would have been the Germany semi-final.
Start Eduardo and sit Jelavic for sure and go with the 4-5-1! Or, go with what IvicA said and start Jelavic but to add to what IvicA stated, strikers have a low percentage of yellow card generation. The percentage starts high from the defensive position on out so to start Jelavic I can live with. If Lovren is healthy he needs to start and so does Badelj. We need a makeshift lineup idea similar to what we did against the Poles in 08 but the major difference is that the game against the Poles did not mean anything and the game against Wales does. The games are “polar” opposites of each other. Get it?
This is tricky. Is there really any possibility of Stimac sitting Modric to start this game?
If we come out of this unscathed with the 3 pts. and no major player missing for the game in March than simply a HUGE BRAVO!
I like both of your ideas but this is tough. Our right side would be slim pickens for Bale if we do not play Srna and or Corluka. Go with the contingency plan lineup as we still have the quality to win but be ready to bring in the big boys if need be!
The Serbs looked really good in the first half of play against the Belgians yesterday. Their lack of quality finishing was their downfall.
I don’t see the Macs beating the Serbs without Pandev. A tie maybe, and that is a big maybe, but definitely not a win. Pandev was flirting with disaster in both games with us and is very dirty. As much as I would have liked to have seen him in the lineup on Tuesday he got what he deserved.
Let me ask you this. What isn’t corrupt these days? I’m talking about governments, major business’s, Unions etc…? I’m sure every savez has corruption as well. We are a small country like you said in the past and nobody gives a shit! we can boycott all we want. We can not stop Mamic dude. The players can by not playing. They choose to play and as long as they choose to play i will choose to stand by the players.” Uvijek Vjern” is a strong statement and Uvijek is a strong word. Forever is forever mamic or not. I never rooted for the repka cause of the savez, i rooted for the team and the heart we displayed on the field. I’m against mamic too but not letting my boys run out in a stadium without support on my side even if I’m the only one. Players make Mamic money not you and I, he can careless what we think. You by not supporting the team during games is not affecting Mamic, Mamic will get his money one way or the other. I’m to patriotic and loyal to our team in in best times and worst times as if i was married to this shit in some tribal sacrificing ceremony.
All the boycotting “Hrvati” (and I use that term looooosely like Severina’s picka) are a joke right now. We have 22 proud Hrvati playing for that team and 1 poor kid who’s being told he’s now a part of that team. Sure, no one likes Maminho and Co. for what they’re doing or have done in the past. That goes without saying. But to hope that Macedonia wins, or we lose to Wales or the Serbs is a disgrace! Far worse then what the Mafioso is doing. Gluposti!
Wanna be a true Hrvat? Never turn your back on anything Croatian, Try that out. But I guess for some ’91 Croats it’ll be tough. I wish you luck
Ja se, u biti, pomalo slazem sa svima.
-Ante B. is on the money
-Nije bitno is uncompromising in his own way. Respect
-How Ziva Istina can reconcile his rigid Croat positions with that comment about Gotovina (unless he was parodizing and ironizing Yugoslavs that really do think that way), is beyond me. Perhaps that “Ziva Istina” was an imposter. Set the record straight, Ziva….
Eduardo da silva new davor suker!
pletikosa, srna, lovren, schidefiled, strinic, vuckojevic, rakitic, modric, kranjcar e mandzukic e eduardo ideal time croatia
why is that sad……..a good number of fans do not like how this team is made up and who is leading the savez. As long as these crooks are in charge I hope that every match played in ZG and Split is filled with fans voicing their displeasure at this team. I cant wait for that first game in ZG and Split when the wanna be Brazilian born hrvat plays. The other “selo” towns that will host the repka like Osijek will probably embrace the repka because, well, let’s be honest, there is not much else going on in those cities. Plenty will get the opportunity to sniff some jocks.
Only way you can start the cleaning process is to throw out the trash. Mamic, Puppet Suker and Stimac are trash.
I would gladly be OK with missing the world cup if it meant a total cleaning of the savez. I want a national team that represents Hrvatska, not a repka that represents the criminal element of croatian soccer.
Now, if the players feel like the public is against them, big deal. They will get over it. The public is not against them, but they are against the savez.
@Ante & Anonymous
The yellows against Modric, Srna, and Corluka should be the only concern.
Jelavic’s yellow shouldn’t be much of a concern since we still have Mandzo and we can always play the lone striker against the Serbs (that formation seems to work better for us anyway). As for Simunic and Schifo…we have guys like Lovren and Vida (which you could argue should be ahead of Simunic & Schifo in the pecking order anyway) so those two yellows are no concern at all.
I don’t want to take Wales lightly, especially since they gained some momentum in that comeback win against Scotland. Our right side will be too weak if we sit out both Corluka AND Srna. It’s a shame that Ilicevic is out. He would’ve been a nice substitute for Srna in this upcoming Wales match. Milan Badelj is pretty hot right now, so figuring him into the starting lineup would be a good move. But it’s difficult because I hate playing people out of position, and I’m also not sure if we should outright sit Modric at the start of the game.
Tough call. Maybe a lineup of Plete, Strinic, Lovren, Schifo, Vida, Radosevic, Badelj, Perisic, Rakitic, Srna, Jelavic? Then sub out Srna in the second half if we manage a two goal lead? I dunno.
Elvis, you racist pos. Go phuck yourself.
“The real hrvati, like me, and a few others”…who the phuck do you think you are? You are a yugo pos and racist as well…
Scum like you two are yugos, nothying more, nothing less.
Just because some brother banged your serb boyfriends, you now act all tough on the net here. Get a life you kkk scum.
Real Croatians never turn their backs on the team. You two and others who have, are a joke. Your little “boycott” is comicial…and no doubt in real life are unemployed hacks living in your parents basement…a complete embarassment to them and real Croatians.
Eat some more Serb dick.
“Sammir is not good enough to be a regular starter on the team. He does add some depth to our midfield; he did pretty good in the Macedonia game I must admit. Good game over all for Sammir; he’ll do better once he gets more time in with the others.”
“Spend more time with our ladies?”
Srna i Modrić čvrsto uz Sammira: Pogledajte što su poručili navijačima!
@ Ziva – Igrači su se poveli izjavom koju je dao igrač utakmice Ivan Rakitić: “Ako nas navijači neće podržati, mi ćemo sami sebe bodriti na terenu”. Tako je i bilo. Srna i Ćorluka pretvorili su se o Sammirove zaštitnike. Nedvojbeno je da je atmosfera linča povezala Štimčeve redove više nego svi kreatori koje je sinoć tražio.
THAT’S SAD BRATE.
@ anon and Ivica,
Yep, FIFA has now officially changed the yellow card to Corluka. That’s what I had originally thought. We watched the Croatian feed and Cosic was on top of it from the beginning.
That means only Vukokevic is out for Wales. I would put a lighter side out there due to all the yellow cards we have. We can’t have 1-2 key guys out for the next match vs. Serbia.
I would start Lovren instead of Corluka and Vida for Srna. Also, Modric doesn’t have to start against Wales. Throw Badej in there. Play a 4-5-1. Jelavic doesn’t even have to play this game.
I would in all honesty start Eduardo up top alone and use speed down the left side with Perisic and Strinic to get the job done. It’s not like we’re getting any service in the air to Mandza or Jelavic anyways.
I have no problem with Sammir the individual. Every national team is going to play the best team they can possibly play. However if his playing is due to some sort of profit that is different….does anyone have a link to a good article that explains how the croat big wigs have profited over including him?
It is 2012, people’s skin color shouldn’t matter one bit.
I would agree with you if it said you don’t like sammir cause he’s not Croatian It not that I even have anything against dudu or sammir, I just prefer croats to play for Croatia. I don’t care if he is black or white or yellow, not croatian should not be on the team, even dudu.
Like I said before this isn’t the first time people are lining there pockets in HNS.
@IvicA @Ante Kvartuč
On the FIFA official game sheet yesterday it had Srna with the yellow card and today it is Ćorluka?
Either way this is the scenario.
Than only Vukojević is sitting for Wales and Ćorluka, Srna, Šimunić, Kranjčar, Jelavić, Modrić, and Schildenfeld are sitting on one yellow card going into the Wales game in Osijek.
Than Srna and Vukojević are sitting for the Wales game and Šimunić, Kranjčar, Jelavić, Modrić, and Schildenfeld are sitting on one yellow card going into the Wales game in Osijek.
Either way Ćorluka is playing on Tuesday baring injury of course.
We need 3 points on Tuesday and an early lead in order to sub out Modrić. If I see a yellow card coming Luka’s way I will be paying Alexandru Tudor a personal visit in Romania to discuss his actions with him.
I think I am going to have a heart attack before this qualification ends but if we manage to qualify that is just fine!
@ T.O. Cro
Noone mentions Badelj as being a Serb, because he ISN’T Serbian at all.
That all started when some stupid fans started a chant calling him a Serb because of his first name being “Milan”. Milan Badelj even dismissed it in an interview with Jutarnji List saying he doesn’t understand why on earth they would think he was Serbian just because of his first name.
Well done to the boys for a 2-1 away win ! What has this game tought us,, dont bag on players like rakitic because u just never know when they’ll win it for us… After reading most of these posts i’ve come to relise we are our own worst enemies, we are all way too emotional, 20 min and cunts were givin up
@”POINTDEXDER” (aka Ziva)
So Mamic wants to sell Sammir to another club and collect cash? Correct? Dude its a business just like any other pro sport is. Im not a Mamic fan but I cant fault him fo making a buck. Thats the name of the game for him in the HNL. Producing players for other Euro teams to buy from him. Thats what the HNL is and you would the same to make $$$$.
SNIFF SNIFF BIATCH
I have no issues with the skin color of the wanna be Brazilian born hrvat, none. I am color blind on such matters. My concern is how and why he is on the team. This is all the doing of the evil by mamic, puppet Suker and Stimac. The fans in cro are no idiots, they can smell what has taken place. And I for one applaud them for not supporting the evil empire of mamic, puppet Suker and Stimac. I want a repka to be proud of and if that means missing out on the world cup so mamic, puppet Suker and Stimac have to leave, then we will be better for it in the long run.
Why support something that stinks?
So, for you jock sniffing wanna be hrvati who can’t even speak the language, go buy your Sammir gear, get in line for an autograph and photo and watch as the likes of mamic, puppet Suker and Stimac all laugh at you.
The real hrvati, like me, and a few others, will come on here and have to explain to you why this situation stinks. And I am ok with that position of being a role model for some of you. If any of you have questions, just ask. I will help, but it begins by not being a jock sniffer and taking off the jersey of another man..
@Dukic, I’m a big Prosinecki fan, but it took him a while to choose to play for Croatia. It helped that the Serbs had sanctions at the time and couldn’t compete in tourneys…
I’m surprised no-one mentions Badelj as a Serb, because its known here in Croatia…
I don’t like sammir because he is black so there. If you lived in Atlanta GA you would understand why. The issue with Sammir is that it will open the door for more. One guy can be tolerated to an extent but the future is black. So if you are happy when we have say three to four afro-croats on the pitch then congrats. We will look like Belgium. This team will have lost something special and if some of you don’t see that then I can’t help you. Yes I will lose interest then but at least I stood for Croatia. Long Live Death!!!
Just a hypothetical question for everyone.
Cro is playing in the finals at the world cup. Sammir comes on the pitch and scores the go ahead goal/winning goal and Hrvatska wins the world cup!! Are you Sammir bashers telling me you wouldnt be jumping up and down like crazy and celebrating like champs?
I have a Cro jersey with 15 and Sammir on the back!
Ziva you can call me THE JOCK! DO YOU SMELL WHAT THE JOCK IS SNIFFIN?
^ I second that. And if I hear that Ziva say “jock sniffer” one more time ima loose my shit. Fuken smotan
Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll be seeing those types of teams anymore, you can’t repeat that. It was the environment and situation. It doesn’t exist in cro as much as it did in 96′ 98′
But shit man, you can’t just not watch cause if sammir goes to brazil with us, ur gonna have to not watch thats a damn shame. Don’t let the cigo ruin the world cup that would be tragedy. I just like seeing all the hrvati united as one during our large sporting events, noone sings there anthems as loud as we do and noone has fans like we do. ah fuck it prijatelju i don’t give a shit if u watch it or not, your choice haha.
I hope you mean top of your hearts because we all know they wont be at the top of much else! 🙂
Well said Dukic!
Im sorry about that paragraph too. 🙂
And modern sports do suck, but what would we do without them? Spend more time with our ladies?
Jarac , Dukic . Don’t worry about this . Just as long as we have our Hajduk at the top
I respect what your saying my friend. I didn’t live in cro, but my fuckin heart goes out to eveyone who did during that time, including you.
N bitno , where are the Beers at ?
da da hajduk zivi vjecno.
i just look at the repka this way which is bad maybe. but living in cro after the war that team in 96 and 98 made us forget about the war and the fact there were bullet shells everywhere and seeing mines everywhere. they did play like their whole country was on their shoulders. but now its just a business. money is ruining this sport. hell im glad hajduk got no money. i doubt id be seeing radosevic play for cro and the excitement over kis. i hate modern football.
I respect the fact that you are basically calling it what it is. You dont want some black looking non croat on the squad just like you didn’t want dudu. I respect that, its all the other bullshit reasons from the others. We can agree on one thing prijatelju, za hajduk ne navija, za hajduk zivi. Hajduk zivi vjecno
you do realize you put prosinecki and sammir in the same paragraph right?
Jebiga we have all beat this to death. Everybody spoke their minds. I’m against him playing cause, to me hes not good enough and i know the real reason why he’s there. I still root for Hrvatska and will always root for Hrvatska in the stands when i get the opportunities and off. Have to go meet up with some people for some cold ones. I’m out.
Doesn’t mean he’s not half Serb and born in Germany.
I know Prosinecki’s story well. In my mind he is THE greatest Slavic talent i’v ever seen, and thank god he’s a proud Hrvat!
So as long as Sammir loves Croatia is he cool with you?
Is that your new standard or does he have to be one of the most talented players of his generation?
If you hate Sammir because he’s black thats fine.
There are just so many pussy-footers that try using not Croatian enough or not good enough as an excuse.
Sammir’s put in more years in Hrvatska than guys like Rakitic and Schildenfeld (speaking of foreigners that aren’t good enough).
I gotta disagree with you, everyone knows what mamic is doing, no different then what has been going on. Calling up players to raise there values and sell em to other clubs, taking money to put players on the national team, this shit has been happening. The reason its such a big deal is because Sammir nije dammir.
Go to the bullpen in redondo beach if your looking for cougars and take Ziva with you PLEASE! he needs to get laid!
Where r the Partys in the L.A. Area ?
It’s different. While Markovic (he wasn’t the greatest president either) and Bilic were still in the HNS talks about Sammir were brought up and he was being pushed then. As soon as they left and Mamic got his grasps on the whole situation, and imbedded his “puppets” as Ziva likes to call them. He got the call for the 4th game. The way they are doing it is so clear and obvious Jarac. They are doing it with smiles on their faces like we are all stupid.
Lol @ all you yanks arguing who is the biggest Hrvat when most of you put a H at the end of your surnames.
You American “Croats” are our biggest embarrassment
N bitno , Dinamo is trouble
@ nije, it is about that
Fact is many players were put on the repka throughout its history who didn’t deserve it or belong there. Thats the fact. And these clowns didn’t boycott then. Then they say corruption and mamic, like the repka wasn’t corrupt already. Then they say sammir is not good enough, he is good enough to warrant a call up if he is damir. And then these clowns thrown in extraneous factors like he party hard in zrce, haha. Give me a break it is because sammir nije damir and thats why, problem is they have a problem with admitting this and the fact there hypocrites for not boycotting while dudu has been playing. So, basically these clowns will be rooting for cro in a few weeks, once they come to there senses.
WTF does Dinamo have to do with this? Dinamo just happened to get fucked before the repka did cause of Mamic.
haha i dont think dinamo has been satisfied with their management since 1990. if they got roman they would still complain haha. mamic is seriously the mess. the man runs croatia.
Dinamo is the reason for this problem . Dukic you agree with Ante bbb? His arrogant team made this mess .
you do realize prosinecki was the biggest talent in europe at the time. he couldve chose anybody but he chose croatia. even though he got screwed by ciro when he was at dinamo? he owes crvena zvezda his career but he still chose cro.
a dobro ti je to ime jarac jer si bas pravi jarac.
That last one was for Ziva!
haha, give me a fuckin break professional footballers need to be role models. haha, dude u don’t think the other guys on the team party in zrce. Wow, man are you nieve
I may be a clown, but iv had my passport since August ’94!
Jarac its not about Da Silva and Sammir. Da Silva was a great talent and yes he embraced the croatian culture like it was born into it. Sammir has not and he’s only on the team because Mamic is desrate as all hell to make a buck on him. I understand why all these guys despise the situation. Its just not an excuse to jump ship and say you wont go for your repka. In some cases like (Ziva) and root for the opposing team. Ridiculous!
Common?! People always just wanna mention what a sweetheart Dudu is as an argument.
Also, what qualifies working your way up to the national team? The man’s been a star in our shitty league for a long time now. He would have been called up ages ago if he was white.
And ummmm, Im pretty sure Prosinecki is half Serb…
I absolutely don’t think Sammir has the talent to play for our team and i would be the first to spit in Mamic’s face and absolutely despise what he is doing to our nogomet! However I will never turn my back on our players. They are the ones out there putting their hearts out on the line for us and Hrvatska and not that scumbag!
@ Ziva – wrong buddy! I read, write, speak and am a citizen with a passport that follows the social and political climate in Croatia!
When he gets overthrown (not by you guys by any means) I will be the guy in the stands that never left saying welcome back “di ste bili kad je grmilo”
da silva doesnt go out to zrce and party before a league match. he is a professional footballer. unlike that cigan sammir. who isnt even good enough for the repka. he isnt good enough for anything outside of croatia. da silva actually worked his way up to the national team. i mean arsenal doesnt buy you for nothing. if a journalist said arsenal wanted to buy sammir he would get fired on the spot.
i dont like that da silva is playing for croatia personally but he actually earned his spot.
@Ziva, dukic and ante bbb
Explain to me this Ziva, u weren’t boycotting with eduardo in, this my friend makes you a hypocrite. Calm down with you assumptions, many croatians can give two shits if this guy plays for the repka or not, you know why cause people have other shit to worry about that are more important
Ante B, since when has croatian soccer not been corrupt, your obviously the fool.
I have no problem with your guys’s positions except for the fact that you reasons are not valid. The real reason is sammir is not damir and thats the fact. I can respect reason, but I will still support my country. Although eduardo is no damir either and u guys were cheering then.
da silva came to cro at 15. dado prso was born and raised in zadar. darijo srna born and raised in metkovic. sinko moj ajde spavat. kasno je. who else is a serb and muslim?
a jebiga dude. ziva was just being a smartass. he is probably a hercegovac.
I just hate all the people that support Da Silva, Serbs, or Muslims yet can’t support this guy.
If it’s purely because you believe he lacks the talent then fine, but thats not why people hate him.
Be like HAET, and hate them all.
Thats totally fine.
Just don’t flip-flop , and be hypocritical.
90% of people on here dont even understand why dinamo fans hate mamic and why we dont want sammir on the repka.
Let me get this straight. Your buddy Ziva makes fun of what happened to your family during the war, which is inexcusable, I don’t care what you say it is inexcusable, and you and he need to stick together????????
You’re more forgiving than I am my friend.
I applaud your passion and applaud you as a person, but that logic does not work for me.
I’m willing to bet the clowns who have no issues with a wanna be Brazilian born hrvat on the repka are the same clowns who are unable to speak the Croatian language, don’t follow the social and political climate in Croatia, and think they are Croatian because they follow Croatian soccer. You know the type; they can’t put a full sentence together but they are hrvati (lol). There is a lot more to being a hrvat than being a jersey chasing jock sniffer.
i know we have had our differences but svaka cast. me you and ante bbb need to stick together because we are the real fans here.
The yellow card was given to Srna today not Corluka. Pandev did a flop job at the corner of the box and it was Srna that was guarding/covering him at the time. Corluka comes in to complain to the ref immediately upon the call. It looks as though Carlie is receiving the yellow but it was for Srna.
Srna and Vukojevic will sit against Wales and Šimunić, Kranjčar, Jelavić, Modrić, and Schildenfeld are sitting on one yellow card going into the Wales game in Osijek.
Jeste jadni…..so now I have people calling us “jugovici” because we don’t like having a wanna be Brazilian born hrvat on the roster. Explain how that makes us a jugovic. Instead of ripping us, you should applaud people like me because we hold the repka with a special place in our hearts. I hope the real fans do what they are saying they will do in Osijek. Either way, we are making inroads. Did you see Stimac and srna arguing after game because srna did not want to follow stimac’s instructions and go over to the Croatian fans. Srna was pissed because our fans were jeering the brazilian. Well, this is only the beginning because the crowd and fan support will not back this team in Croatia.
Sorry, read that wrong.
If it was given to Carli today…he still plays against Wales. If not, Srna is out.
Dukic good . Ante K is the BEST
Here’s the card situation:
Josip SIMUNIC (CRO) 40′, Niko KRANJCAR (CRO) 56′, Ognjen VUKOJEVIC (CRO) 59′, Nikica JELAVIC (CRO) 90’+3 were all yellow carded in the 1-0 win vs. Macedonia in Zagreb
Darijo SRNA (CRO) 10′, Gordon SCHILDENFELD (CRO) 48′ were carded vs. Belgium
(63′) Darijo SRNA(C) (70′) Ognjen VUKOJEVIC
(74′) Luka MODRIC were carded vs. Macedonia in Skopje.
That means Vukojevic is 100% out for the Wales match. In the game today, it was Corluka who picked up the foul just outside the box in the second half. On paper it says Srna, but I’m 95% sure it was Carli, because he got in the refs face afterwards. Either way, Carli (or Srna) is sitting for the Wales game in Osijek. If any of the above mentioned players pick up a yellow vs. Wales….then no Serbia for them on March 22nd.
Bbb you are responsable for these shananogins .
uvik za hajduk.
All you heroes saying you are “making a stand” and not supporting the team anymore, take a bow! You are such hardcore Hrvati and will make a huge difference, dare I say it, but your actions just might stop Mamic!!! God bless you kids, and God bless the internet for giving you a voice to show the “world” and more importantly Mamic just how hardcore you are…..
Allen steven can you say pijamas?
@Dukic , are you still for Hajduk ?
I wonder if starting Modric on the bench for the next game would be a wise move…
I would hate to see him snag a second yellow and miss out of the Serbia game. Playing a 4-5-1 without Modric is possible.
Rakitic, Perisic, Srna, and Badelj are in very good form. Radosevic good play DM. If we struggle, then Modders could be brought in later.
im not. but it would be nice for some people to understand the game before commenting.
Corluka is not out for the Tuesday match against Wales.
If Šimunić, Kranjčar, Jelavić, Modrić, or Schildenfeld pick up a yellow on Tuesday they will out of the March qualifier with Serbia.
@Dukic , we thaught you were not cheering for Croatia anymore .
nobody plays 4 4 2 anymore.
Pletikosa, Strinić, Šimunić, Ćorluka, Srna, Vukojević, Perišić, Modrić, Rakitić, Mandžukić, Eduardo in a 4-4-2 formation
no jelavic yes eduardo da silva
the people who are not rooting for “croatia” arent bitching you guys out who are…
@ Toronto Oluja & Poglavnik
Im with you guys on your comment on all these yahoos on this site saying if Sammir plays they will not follow the NT. Bunch of Yugovici is what all of you are and for that reason alone I hope you dont follow the NT! Sammir is probably more Croatian than most of you hillbillly’s on this site
glad they got the result today….was able to watch the 2nd half, watch some 1st half highlights and read some comments on here. first thing……sammir was adequate and half-decent. not sure why some have said he was very good. i disagree. his pace and conditioning is weak (either that or he is lazy….or both!). as a 2nd half sub in the midfield, he needs to be running his ass and couldn’t really. he was decent on the ball but didn’t do too much when he was really challenged. remember…..we have more than enough evidence, seeing him play against top clubs/players (champions league)……nothing special at all. he played today the way he should have…..conservative and scared! don’t think we will see him against wales in fear of a fan backlash….but then again, i was shocked that he was the 1st sub today. all along, i am against him playing for the repka for the simple fact that he doesn’t merit the call up and this is all a BS stunt to get him sold for $$$. nothing more!
i do like the idea of crowding the midfield against wales to protect against bale, playing only 1 striker. he will make our backline look old and silly if we don’t crowd him (look at his recent goal against man utd when he outran ferdinand for more proof). with our possession and skill, a lone striker should be enough to generate offence at the top with strong midfield support.
root our team on! if you choose to boycott or ignore, go right ahead. that’s your right. but don’t flood these boards, constantly reminding us that you are boycotting. reminds me of a 6 year old who throws a tantrum and doesn’t want to “play” anymore. either take your ball and go home or chill out, join in and support our team! again, not trying to dive into the racial/political debates here (i will leave that for the rest of you) but maybe CSR should open up a separate page for all these political and racial chats.
getting 6 points against macedonia is huge. i agree with others who think serbia and/or belgium could drop points in skopje so this can really help us down the road.
@ziva…..”GPS Kelava thinks the Macedonian GK is great”
line of the day….bravo!
All the morons on here that support Da Silva, or some half Serb or Muslim on our team but not Sammir can f*** right off. I dont wanna hear your comments on this site anymore!
At least Sammir is a Catholic which has always identified our nation more than anything else…
Ide cha budale!
Hrvat$ka it is ante bbb. this was the first croatia game i missed in a while. never watching them again.
man ur annoying as hell, get of bale’s dick already. U have never given croatia any props, sounds like u have an identity crisis.
@ante, ziva and the other sranje who have turned there backs on us
U fuck** fools. U think that croatian soccer wasn’t corrupt before mamic, like he’s is the only one lining his pockets. Get the fuck out. This has everything to do with race, if sammir was damir, fact is he would be called up and noone would’ve bitched.
One man team won’t do much against a full team. Aaron Ramsey won’t be playing for them on Tuesday, so we should be more than ok.
We are going to disagree on this. Uvijek vjerni tebi is only part of it after today. The real sentence is Uvijek Vjerni Tebi, Mamicu.
Hrvatska is now Hrvat$ka.
And with that, when it comes to this topic, like Forreat Gump I’m gonna end it with a “and that’s all I have to say about that.”
Once again we get the result were looking for which is always the main thing. Not to sound cynical in my opinion i think one of the next few games were gonna start losing, sooner than later, in my opinion didnt like so much playing with two strikers, we never have much of a fluid game with two strikers and its not like we create so much with jelavic and mandzo up front, simunic has to go i dont care about how he played in Belgium get him out of there. And vukojevic holy shit get hit the f***k out of there! The one job he has is to win battles in the mid and he can’t even do that, im not solely blaming the goal on him but he should have won that header in midfield that led to the goal. we haven’t been creating chances, yes were getting results but it’s gonna catch up 4-51 is the way to go dont know why stimac cant see that. also as for sammir complete joke, I called it before when he got called up if he plays players are gonna get pissed if he plays before they do it will turn ugly within the team and in the home games if he plays at home, i know pranjic is not in the plans but that was maybe a little preview of whats to come.
There’s a saying it goes “UVIJEK VJERNI TEBI” i stand by that. We can agree to disagree again. Like i said its up to the players to make that call and make that change. We cant do anything about it and it’s sad and obvious. Hey look at it this way, I’m one of the few dalmatinci you know that you see eye to eye on politically when ww2 and croatia is concerned. If i thought like you do right now about the repka I’d be a commie loving dalmatinac you love to disagree with 😉 im just saying…….
Wow just watched Wales-Scotland highlights. Gareth Bale is on another level, anyone that doesn’t think he’s top ten in the world needs to seriously get a clue.
He’s going to be a massive problem on Tuesday and I could easily see him getting past that senior citizen Simunic for some easy goals on the counter.
I’m worried about Tuesday, Wales is going to be a problem especially with Corluka being out.
All the so-called anti-HNS people now are no different then all the jugosranje partizancine who are also anti-HNS
Smrdi te ko sranje.
Pustite nogometa, nista neznate
Sammir getting Croatian citizenship wont stop me from going to Croatia because it has nothing to do with anything. My problem isnt that he has Croatian citizenship. My problem is he was called up to line up Mamic’s pockets. This is Mamics team. Not a chance. Comparing war and surviving to the current day pitch is not right and the comparison fails. I love this team that much that for the first time in my life I’m willing to give it up to show I won’t be another blind croney who just stood around and did nothing like an average mouth breather. I’m taking my stand and I won’t support them. I’m not against them either. This isn’t our team. This is Zdravko Mamic’s team and for some reason you won’t open your eyes to see that. Take a stand but if you don’t then you have no right to complain about it.
For all you scummy racists talking about Sammir and how you no longer will follow the Cro NT…good riddance. And if you are not following anymore your stupid comments are a waste of time…
Quit crying wolf…either you are with us and support the NT, or go phuck off and cheer out the serbs you useless t.wats.
With love from Toronto via Cakovec.
Za Dom =U=
lets not go crazy over sammir. at the end of the day he played 30 of roughly 990 minutes available to play in the game (11 players x 90 minutes). That’s about 3% of the minutes played by non-croatian croatians. i don’t like the corruption involved in his call up, but his playing 30 minutes doesn’t make me feel like the team no longer represents us as croatians
Yeah nije govno nego se pas posrao…. I think it’s hypocritical that you wont go to a game because of Sammir or root for Croatia because of Sammir but yet you say you’ll go to Croatia and call your self a croatian when Sammir is one now and he is all of the above due to Mamic and what you dont support.
Tudjman turned his back on our Hrvati in Bosna but they never gave up fighting for Croatia and still to this day they are fighting for Croatia.
If the team got together and i mean every single player and said we aren’t going to play this cycle, I would be all for that. That’s how you get rid of Mamic. Only the players can do it not us but as long as those checkers are running around on a field i expect every man that considers himself a croat to be rooting those boys on.
Bog i Hrvatska!
It is a special joy I feel to watch our boys compete and represent us to the world. I watch the game with my father, while my 4 year old son plays with my mother.
Rakitic, in general, has played well for us and today he has shown is quality.
Perisic is a stud.
Strinic gets better every game.
Corluka is special.
Modric is Modric!
I yield to the 5 midfield concept going forward and definitely against Wales. You give Bale space down a flank and he will blow the doors off our backs. Start Mandzukic and when he tires bring on Jelavic.
I feel it is time for Srna to get 45 minutes. Either he quits smoking and drinks more Cedevita or we need to move on.
NOTHING HAPPENS ON OUR RIGHT WING.
Remember how Corluka used to over lap at Crottenham. He would walk by guys and deliver quality crosses. May have to bring in Lovren or Schifo and get Charlie going again.
Inspired win. NEED to take care of business on Tuesday.
Who are your 5 mid’s?
And I’m disappointed in you. Nobody is saying you can’t support them but I think it’s hypocritical and Sammir was the straw the broke the Carmel’s back. Support the team all you want but if you complain about the HNS or Mamic it’s nothig short of hypocritical. One person won’t change things but I can sleep better at night knowing I made the decision I made. I’ve been to too many games and have seen what Mamic has done to my Dinamo. Being mad at the Croatian government for giving him citizenship is ridiculous. Also you’re wrong about Tudman. Everybody was with him, even the BBB, until he turned into a shithole after the battle. You can’t compare.
I’m going to support the 11 guys out on the field playing their hearts out for Croatia. The citizenship thing has everything to do with your argument brate he was granted a citizenship to play for the repka that Mamic pushed so he can cash out on him finally since he couldn’t through dinamo. Dont use that double standard stuff if your going to be gangster about the situation then go all out. There are other ways of getting rid of Mamic other than leaving our players out on the field with nothing to play for. I totally disagree man and am somewhat disappointed. A lot of people thought Tudjman was a piece of shit and what not but they still fought for Croatia.
Say what you want about Sammir but please dont be stupid and say he didnt play good today.
If that was a born and bread Cro you all would be sucking his dick. Fags
It’s not about citizenship. My fight is not with that so we can skee-daddle by that. There is nobody higher than Mamic. He is the glavna riba in Croatian sports like Ivo Sanader in politics. I just hope the people of Osijek will keep their word. It’s hypocritical to support this team yet bitch about Mamic and the HNS while not doing anything about it. You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution. Stand in line
Didn’t watch the game today but wow. Simunic still starting, Sammir getting playing time, and Kalinic still getting opportunities. Still the same crock of BS with Croatia that makes really lose interest in watching their games.
At this time last year, I wanted Slaven Billc gone as much as anyone. Now I miss him more than ever. Stimac is a fool and Croatia is going to get punished one of these games. It could very well be Tuesday against Gareth Bale and company.
Well he was granted a citizenship for that exact obvious reason ur boycotting, so he can play for the repka. That too has Mamic’s name all over it. I don’t understand why they don’t just burn down the HNS building 20 times Mamic wont be able to afford reconstructing 20 buildings! Then the people who are hire than Mamic will step in and say hey no more Mamic your done, nobody is making any money anymore we are losing i! everybody hates your ass and will burn down everything you are apart of.
Because we’re asked why and shouldn’t someone respond? I thought that was called “conversating.” Weird.
The worst part is I’ve seen and I know what Zdravko Mamic has done to my Dinamo and now I have to watch him do exactly that to our Hrvatska.
Today Hrvatska became Hrvat$ka.
The “I won’t support my team anymore” crowd reminds me of that girlfriend that keeps sighing, and repeatedly loudly announces that she’s not talking to you anymore.
Fine. I absolutely get why you’re mad. I’m not happy either. But if you’re done, why do you keep following here and announcing it?
It’s not about granting him citizenship. It’s about the obvious move made solely by Zdravko Mamic by using the national team as a platform to line his pockets. Some things were sacred even for that piece of shit but not anymore. I refuse to be part of the group who complains about the HNS being the end of Croatian soccer and not having the stones to do something about it and standing their ground when enough is enough. I’ll be happy to be in the small minority but I won’t blindly support this team “just because.”
Ante dont go to croatia anymore cause Sammir is a citizen. The government grated him that. Be proud buddy.
Stand your ground. Because for some people, myself included, it’s about the principle. I’ve been to way too many Dinamo and Hrvatska games to know my opinion on the matter. This “team” is not about Hrvatska; it is about the Croatian mafia lining their pockets. You want to support them? Go ahead. I am going to protest because I can, it’s my rite and I know I’m alone. Will it suck? Yes. Will it hurt? Absolutely. But once it’s all over, I can proudly say jebite se svi, I stood my ground and made the decision I made. I don’t want Serbia to beat Croatia but I will not support this team. Because of that, no Vegas or Zagreb if Sammir is called up. The world won’t change and the sky won’t fall but I at least have my own pride and stand behind what I say. With that:
HNS LOPOVI NOGOMET STE SJEBALI!
MAMICU CIGANE ODLAZI IZ SVETINJE!
@agibeJ………..pobro, i was rooting for Macedonia to tie the game once the wanna-be Brazilian-born Hrvat came into the match.
@Ziva : to answer your question-NONE! All talk, just like you saying your cheering for Macedonija and hoping Hrvatska loses only to be already talking about the next game – Prestani vec, samo seres
Nije Bitno :
You’re absolutely right. I couldn’t have said it better.
curious to see if the fans will follow through on their threat and walk out of Osijek’s stadium if Sammir plays.
@ all the people who are saying they are not going to support the repka anymore cause of Sammir. I understand your frustrations, I’m against him playing too. Ali jebiga it’s like me saying I’m not going to be Croatian anymore cause he got a croatian citizenship. I should just turn in my passport and domovnica right now! HELL NO! I’m a croat and will support Hrvatska in any battle whether it be on a soccer field or off. Someone just needs to lead the HNS who isn’t in it just for the buck. Mamic is a piece off shit and needs to be smoked!
I’m sorry. I’m not a Sammir-fan but you have to admit : he played very well today.
Seriously Dennis? Come on man. Most of his touches were back passes, and any ball that came to him through the air he had to think twice about. If any of the Macedonians actually put pressure on him, he was going to lose the ball…he just looked scared. His pace was awful though. He rarely opened up for the ball, and he was walking half of the time. If you’re going to come in with 30 min left and walk around like you’ve been playing the entire game, you don’t deserve any respect from me as a fan.
He had two good opportunities. A “good performance” no.
sammir was good, dont be stupid
Sammir was good, badelj to in the short time he was on.
Our forwards really suck.
Scotland had a perfectly good goal taken away.
Hvala bogu for the internet, I was able to watch the game from my phone. GPS Kelava was giving the Macedonian keeper tips before the game this week fortunately.
Badelj, Perisic, and Kalinic all had prime scoring opportunities though.
Sammir…not bad but not good. It was painful watching him when he was trying to control the ball out of the air and his pace in the midfield left a lot to be desired.
I think Stimac pulls Modric out for good reason. He’s not great defensively, it’s better to have fresh legs, and he wants to see if he can trust others if they are given the opportunity. Kalinic has been scoring in the Ukrainian league, and he isn’t all that awful. He opened himself up for an opportunity, and we would have been talking a lot differently if he made that volley.
Serbia had 4 excellent chances in the first half and Belgium’s third goal was clearly offside. The scoreline does not reflect the run of play.
Good for Stimac!
You really expect him to just ignore the fans reactions and not protect his call-up?
I actually really hope a lot of you stop following this team now!
Sammir nije Damir – Put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today
rakitic man of the match. goal , assist, i think he gave the pass to kalinic also for the should’ve been gimme goal (i could be wrong), and it seemed like he actually played some defense
stimac subbing was no good: sammir (way to openly corrupt a move, although he didn’t play bad), kalanic (i just dno’t understand), badelj (i’m cool with, but i prefer not for modric)
Nice day today.
I still think Cro plays better with 5 mids and 1 striker.
Mandzo and Jelavice were useless up front. They weren’t getting any service. Cro was weak in the midfeild.
With 5 mids, we take control of the midfeild and creat more scoring chances.
Srna and Vukojevic are out for us next game. According to the FIFA stats sheet anyway. We have many players sitting on yellow cards. No yellows for Modrc, Corluka, and Jelavic against Wales or they sit out against the Serbs in March.
Big win! I think I am going to have a heart attack soon.
classic…….Stimac calling out the Croatian fans. yeah, that will win them back.
Oh man, Bale just won it for Wales in the last 10 min
He’s on fire. Hopefully, he cools off in Osijek.
This was a very important win. Rakitic was the man of the man(he almost scored the first half the same way too). Badelj and Sammir(lets be honest) came well off the bench. But we may not be too positive. Before the 1-2 we didn’t impress at all. But end well, all well. BRAVO!!!!
even the announcer called sammir brazilian twice, not brazilian born just brazilian lmfao
@ IvicA – yeah but Pandev got that yellow card at the end and that means he wont be playing against serbia next game. Thats a big hit for makedonija.
Pandev was frustrated since none of the other players are up to his skill level. Glad they did not call a penalty on the play he went down in the 2nd half (hard to tell even on the replay).
With Serbia getting blown out at home, I’m looking forward to hearing about stories of riots, etc, 🙂
And now we see how big the 1-1 draw in Belgium was….
People are not happy in Belgrade. Let’s all sip this, like a fine wine….
Glad to see the Belgians win.
Serbia has dug themselves a hole and now they have to win in Belgium to break even in that series, whereas we can take 4 points against the Belgians when we meet in ZG.
Scotland & Wales are pretty much done already. Getting the full 6 pts on MKD is a big benefit that Serbia, Scotland, and Wales won’t match. Looking forward to this becoming a two horse race to the top between us and Belgium.
Got the result we needed today against Macedonia still a lot of improving to do especially Stimac on his substitutions. I’ll leave it at that hahah
Josip B – Badelsh, Badeley, badyelsh are a few I heard from the English announcers haha
How did sammirovic play?
BRAVO MOMCI IDEMO DALJE!
This is a BIG win.
Serbia and Belgium won’t get six points against MKD.
Win. I’ll take it.
Props to Rakitić for proving me wrong (for once I’m happy about being wrong)
What’s the problem, we all knew it would come down to us and Belgium in the end?
We win and the Serbs lost. Beautiful day.
I bet the dipstick with the horn is the same bastard shining the laser in Pletikosa’s face
lol anon those are the worst horns
i want to kill the guy honking the horn in the stadium.
Pandev is a bitch
Yeah ok, shit all over the guy when they lose but don’t give him any credit when they win…..shows your intelligence.
Dear god, the espn3 announcers hundred different pronunciation attempts of Badelj are painful
Oh MILAN!!! Finish that, man!! gahhh!!
perfect for lovren and badelj to start.
stimac team is winning but only cause of the players
no Srna and vukojevic for wales heres sammir chance to start
All of these negative points are essentially wiped clean by most people, as 3 points sets them up to be tied with Belgium going into Tuesday’s matches.
At least we have a good PK taker now…
Mario GAVRANOVIC with the goal!!!!!!!!!!!!
ya seriously, why is kalinic even in?
stimac licks my dida’s ball sack
Stimac’s team is winning, no? Too much.
Guys, don’t look now, but, our forwards suck. It is by far our most glaring weakness at the moment.They need to practically dribble the ball into the net to score.
If Sammir is still on the team for the Cro-Serbia game, I’m out for Vegas and Zagreb. You heard it here first; I will not support this team with Sammir on it because it’s an extension of Zdravko Mamic lining up his pockets. The national team has turned into the country of Croatia. It doesn’t matter how good you are but who you know and I refuse to support this. Toliko from Ante B
What did you guys expect.. After all hes a fine product of Hajduk.
Ahh, that’s the Kalinic I know and love
ya seriously, why is kalinic even in?
stimac licks my dida’s ball sack
how does kalinic continue getting call-ups and PT. at least sammir is obvious. does kalinic have pics of Mamic or does he give mamic great BJs??
wow, what a poor finish .. .
Kalinic miss in one on one with great open angle look at goal… That guy blows
That’s why Kalinic doesn’t start. Even in Ukraine.
Time to start watching Bosna
Gives Kelava some hope, doesn’t it?
got to love our fans at the game jeering Sammir
Now Mandzukic out – that tandem just doesn’t work. When the hell was the last time one of our forwards scored a goal that wasn’t from 5 yards away?
Belgium up 2-0 now.
GPS Kelava thinks the Macedonian GK is great.
It’s white GenOciDe in a Cro jersey
frank and i don’t think it wasn’t that rapper the earlier guy posted
some black bosnian dude…sammir……lol haha.
I will keep watching, still 10/11 croatians….cant stop corruption anywhere
Guys there is some black dude in a Croatian Jersey???
Belgium goal! 2-0
Our fans are going crazy my cousin is at the game
I don’t understand why are all you guys selling out on our repka just cause stimac and the rest of them have? I’m not for Sammir either but come on fellas its our repka don’t be like stimac and company.
And I am now officially done with Zdravko Mamic’s “national” team. I refuse to watch this monstrosity. Generale, evo ti Sammira…sramota.
HNS PEDERI NOGOMET STE SJEBALI
Sammir, not Sammie. Damn iPad
Boos when dammit touches ball but good run and earns the corner kick.. Another for Ivan?
Sammie is good for possession (in spurts anyway), because he refuses to pass
omg – the flood gates have opened…
think that was the first moment ever i didnt want a croatia goal
You knew Stimac was going to play him today and not against Wales. He will be jeered in Split and they know it. Don’t wan’t to embarrass him or Mamic.
wow. sammir first sub. these guys are not evening trying to be coy with their shenanigans.
i hope this is just a one and done and never to be heard from again.
lol um watching this, idk
Did I not say Rakitic would win this????
My tv just turned off and the production of banake cokolde just got sold out
And click go the televisions… Im still watching though.
are you serious? do we all boycott at once or what
Why would he put sammir in for Jelavic?!
“Now he’s going to be in the starting 11 for quite some time now.. lol”
That’s fine now that he’s finally done something. I had decided sometime during the euros that Rakitić needed to start showing something soon, or shouldn’t be starting anymore… Looks like he took a few more games than i gave him to start being productive
So traffic should be subsiding on here BIG time now with all you anti-Sammir jock sniffers since he is now on the field, right?!?!? LMFAO
And sammir is in
White genocide!!! White Genocide White genocide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol sammir is actually coming on….weak
thats such shit
Ivan is having an old school Darijo Srna esc performance on set pieces today
Now he’s going to be in the starting 11 for quite some time now.. lol
OMG what a goal!!!!
Wow Ivan what a shot. GOOOOOLASOOLLLLLLLLL
Rakitic well done.
I guess u play a lot harder when ur job is on the line hahaha they need to sit Sammir down and let this man play today.
where can i order a rakitic jersey quick
ziva will know for sure
Rakitić finally back in my circle of trust
Hahahaa- – what did I comment on in the first half!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OHHH!!! From LOOONG range! Caught the keeper this time!!! Love the effort!
goalkeeper sucks, but that was a really nice free kick by rakitic
i love when im right!
There you go. Rakitić is my favorite 😉
dirty fn goal wow
As the Spanish would say… Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo….oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When it comes to the deepest position of talent our Midfield takes it. Badelj, Ilicevic, aren’t bad. Just not better then Rakitic at this given time.
You’re right about Kranjcar’s frequent apparent apathy and laziness on the pitch (big reason why he’s no longer with Spurs or starting for the repka), but to me Rakitic has been very similar in that regard. Like I said, I would love for Rakitic to finally have a good game, I just would not have him in the starting 11 based on his performance to date.
I love watching these commercials at halftime. Anyone want an Eduardo chocolate Gol Ice cream bar?
Shit! Big Joe got lucky to not have the penalty called!
Strinic and Jelavic have a nice little understanding going on.
rakitic works hard! i would play kranjcar either because he doesnt work. he walks around, all he wants is the ball at his feet, wont fight back for it. which is why tottenham fans hated him. hes slow, dont get me wrong hed be a good 20 minutes sub but thats about it. not a starter.
btw as soon as sammir steps on im turning it off
Goal by Rakitic to win today.
Mandzukic was reading Jutrinji List in the first half – rather have an extra midfielder, Kranjcar, who can fire from the outside.
vatrena cast: “youre gonna put kranjcar instead of rakitic?”
Replying to Black Zodiac’s sentiment that we have no other options in the midfield other than Rakitic, throwing out a couple options (you always hear how deep our midfield is). Kranjcar hasn’t done anything in a long time because he’s barely played for the repka in a long time. Rakitic starts and plays every game, and until today has been invisible at best
Um Why is DaSilva still on this team?
the music they are playing during half time is not exactly get your blood pumping stuff, wtf
how bout stimac inserting himself, suker call down from the stands and pair him up with sammir
ya those perisic touches are all over the map
youre gonna put kranjcar instead of rakitic? when was the last time he has done anything? badelj? come on now, its not his position. Vukojevic is doing well, hes in a position were you usually dont see all that he does. perisic has been non existent for the most part. should be an interesting second half.
Oh no some player has dropped his heart on the way to the tunnel. Who could it be?
Get Lovren back in there and Charlie back to right back, and Srna can move up to the midfield again if needed. Don’t get me wrong, I would love for Rakitić to finally have a good game (doing more today than in forever), its just that he’s been silent to bad for a long time, yet he keeps starting
Anyone who know nogomet knows that goal was because the back line stopped because they were thinking it was a faul nema veze idemo drugo poluvreme
We must win this game!!!! Let’s Go !!!!!!!!!!
Macedonia is going to be a difficult trip for all the teams in this group. San Marino holding up a solid bunker v England 0-0 18′
The six inch picture I see on my 11 inch monitor totally says they’re playing with heart…
Rakitic from distance! I liked the effort. Almost caught the keep completely off his line. First time he’s really pleased me lately.
Nice effort/idea from Rakitic on the free kick, and Vuki just saved a dangerous chance
Lakant, shut the fuck up with your hate for Simunic.
@ Josip B
Kranjcar yes, Baldej no; Srna is on the pitch already.
That’s the stream again if people would like to watch it on their pc
They are now Ziva.. They woke up after the goal. Giving up some space on counters but we eventually shut them down or they give up possession on weak passes
I’m telling you, Perisic is so underrated/valued.
Scotland up 1 – 0
pa Vedrane mislim, ono, stvarno, pazi ekipu, gubimo u 16. minuti a non-stop seru bezveze…pa ljudi dajte se malo skoncentrirajte, tekma je 90 min a ne 20 u pizdu lijepu materinu…nije kraj svijeta ako popusimo gol u 16 jebenoj minuti…katastrofa
Hey I thought all you guys wouldn’t be paying attention due to Sammir being on the team?!? LOL
If not for Joe last game we might not have drawn in Belgium. But I understand our nerves are tested when he is in there.
Btw WAL 0-1 SCO 30′
Belgium up 1-0 against the srbi
“Who else are we going to put in his place… Lol, allah ackbarovic, sammir? I’ll take my chances with Rakitic”
I’d rather go with Kranjčar, Srna,Badelj,etc.. Rakitić hasn’t done anything for a long time besides remain invisible except for corner kicks and missed goals
for those of you watching this game on a computer…..can you tell me if we are playing with heart?
It would be great to get one more right before half! But whatever we do, we can NOT concede one
Joe Simunic is like a Croatian Vlade Divac.
Fuck Simunic … it can be dangerous with our defensive
Ante B. boga mi, smijesan si kao proljev.
Calm down fellas plenty of time left
ziva how you like that rakitic pass to the sidelines?
Jebote Pandev je picka prve klase. Buni se kao budala a nema tri cuke o nicemu.
Maybe being down 1-0 was a blessing in disguise as by all accounts the boys have woken up.
34′ Christian BENTEKE (BEL) scores!!
He was dangerous against CRO in the last game in Brussels.
No my Baba pulled me in by my suspenders. ( I was joking before) Lets go!!!!
I guess Macedonia has their own version of Simunic and Schifo in the backline….Man, that was terrible defending on the Corluka goal…had all day.
You wanna be fake navijaci make me sick. Croatia goes down 1:0 and you complain saying we’re the worst and then we get a goal, it’s 1:1 i jednom sve je ok. Gadite mi se majku vam cobansku
Corluka scores 1 – 1 now
Shit, I hope Elvis didn’t jump off the bridge yet.
Belgium up 1-0 on Srbija
“That corner kick was the first positive thing Rakitić has done in years… Now he’ll never be out of the starting 11”
Who else are we going to put in his place… Lol, allah ackbarovic, sammir? I’ll take my chances with Rakitic
someone get charlie some dirty sluts pronto
Well..the above answers my question!
Looking a little better… Some life in them… Goal Corluka!!!
29′ Croatia are increasing the pressure on FYR Macedonia as they look for an equaliser. Ivan RAKITIC (CRO) and Luka MODRIC (CRO) are cuasing their opponents problems.
Don’t have a feed at work so just going by FIFA but are we getting any quality chances?
Crazy miss then the camera pans to Rakitic jogging back. Too funny.
don’t worry boys we are threatening… give us enough chances…
That corner kick was the first positive thing Rakitić has done in years… Now he’ll never be out of the starting 11
Live stream here:
Live stream here:
Missed a simple header
Thats it!!!!! this team has no heart and no desire to win. They just do not care about us.
Rakitic thinks that was a great effort by jelavic on the head ball off the corner.
We always lower our play when we play lower teams.
It’s only 24 minutes in lol…
wow, howd jelavic miss that
easy guys, this is one of ten games. man, the team you guys are rooting for gets one goal scored on them and its all panic for some of you.
If we do not come back this game will haunt us forver.
the team that does NOT have wanna-be Brazilian-born hrvati is winning. Life is good.
the backline looks like complete dog shit
Put in Sammir!!!
Now they will bunker even more
Piss, historically we have not done well in Macedonia. Bad start.
If we lose this game it is over for us.
I blame it on dannyj
i finally get a tstream and within 1 minute those fuckers score
Well, I sure wasn’t expecting that….Schifo needs to be in there.
Does anyone here mind paying a little money for a good HD stream?
Or live sports addon if not on espn3
I watch on my tv via hacked apple tv2 running xbmc and then espn video add on… Works great
Fuck, the sound is faster than the video on SAAN today – anybody else?
@Anyone who needs a US IP
Get a program called Hotspot Shield VPN.
It’s free (a bit ad laced), but will give you an American IP which can let you watch any content outside of US&A
Love the fat Macedonian kid in the Croatian jersey singing.
Love this national anthem.
i like the line up to start. give it a shot. adjust if its not working, but might as well lead with our best foot
Then Blaine WA is the answer!
@Hrvat1 – You do know that ESPN3 is available through your computer on-line, right?
SaanTV is currently $5.23 for the month – you need a Croatian address and phone number – any fake one will do.
@Ziva a long drive from Van!
For anyone looking for streaming look at Saan.tv. It’s about 8 dollars but its worth it
@Hrvat1……my best advise to you is to hop on the QEW and race into Buffalo.
@ NIje bItno yes it is Boksic just said it this our best 11 if we cannot win with this then jebi ga
This is the starting lineup Jelavic and Mandzukic starting together up top!
Pletikosa – Srna, Ćorluka, Šimunić, Strinić – Vukojević, Modrić, Rakitić, Mandžukić, Perišić – Jelavić
@Armada – Word. The man’s been playing his best since he’s moved to HSV.
@jm….i am with you. never too early to scoreboard watch for results and wonder. not sure if its best that one of belgium/serbia lose both games in their head-to-head series so that finishing top2 is easier for us OR if we want them to draw each other both times, allowing us to come up the middle and take first spot by beating them at home when we play them…..we’ll see i guess.
however, if we can’t get 3 points against the weaker teams in our group (i.e. TODAY) its all moot. should be an interesting afternoon/evening
prediction: 2-1 (mandzukic and srna)
i am in the great white north too so good links for us canadians would be appreciated!
Badelj over Vukojevic for the DM role
@ horvat saantv just have a credit card and 5 dollars on it direct from hrt2
you can try:
Any links for us Canadians, and no we don’t get espn3.
also. wha’ts the story with lovren? is he injured or just not trusted by stimac?
@ anonymous . never too early my friend. points now count just as much as points a year from now
From what im hearing:
Vida, Corluka, Simunic, Strinic
Srna, Rakitic, Perisic
To early to be looking at other teams results, lets just get the win and go home.
what’s the hope for serbia belgium? a tie the best outcome?