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Due to the current state of the Croatian first division (HNL), the editors of CroatianSports.com have made the decision to join Index.hr in the boycott of Prva Liga reporting. Players are not being paid on a regular basis, clubs are individually boycotting league matches and games are being suspended. After a 10-week winter break, absolutely nothing was done to improve the league. It is obvious that the league needs to be contracted back down to 12 teams, or even 10.
CroatianSports.com feels that attention should not be brought upon the HNL until efforts are put into place creating financial stability for players with administrative figures, who have abused the system, taken out of power.
CroatianSports.com will still report on up-and-coming players in the HNL in respect to their national team standing. With only 12 games remaining in the season, Dinamo Zagreb hold a comfortable 8-point lead atop the HNL table, on their way to a seventh straight Croatian title.