Both Nikola Kalinić and Ivan Strinić played the full 90 minutes for Dnipro Thursday night in their 3-2 come from behind victory versus AIK Stockholm. With Dnipro down early, Kalinić received a long down-field pass from Rotan in the 41st minute, took the ball down with a 360-degree trap and then slotted home for the equalizer. It was a well composed goal, one of only few for Kalinić this season.
With Dnipro once again down, this time in the second half, Strinić lofted a cross into the box in the 73′ with teammate Mandzyuk heading home for the 2-2 equalizer. Dnipro would score 10 minutes later on a Stockholm defensive error to win it 3-2 in Sweden. They have now won their first two Europa League matches with Italian club Napoli next on October 25th.
Kalinić goal @ 0:40, Strinić assist @ 2:05
Photo: Inter Milan
19 year-old former Hajduk Split youth player Marko Livaja received the start for Inter Milan and played 90 minutes in a 3-1 victory over Azerbaijani champions FK Neftchi Baku. Livaja capped a 3-0 first half for the 2010 Champions League winners with a quick reflex header in front of goal. An Inter pass was deflected by a defender, and with the goalie out of net, Livaja quickly got to the ball to head into net. He nearly had a second one late in the second half, but his shot from 18 yards out was blocked by the keeper. It’s good to see Livaja getting some playing time for such a big club at such a young age.
Can we start calling Livaja the future of Croatian goal scoring?
Right now Halilovic is just a kid. He learned to play and he grew up in Croatia so I think that’s the place where he should stay for and play. Now, BiH took some desperate measure and called him in U-21 team even though he obviously isn’t ready enough since he’s only 16. He is still rising talent and it would be really bad for him if “fight” between those two countries stand on his way. Let a kid play, he will alone choose whether he’ll play for Croatia or BiH. In my opinion, he should play for Croatia because lastname is the only thing which relates him with Bosnia.
Well the HNS needs to press him now. I could care less if his father has dreams of the Ottoman Vassal of Bosna. Call him now on the spot. If I had any confidence in the people running the HNS I would think this would have happened last week but no.
His father is a Islamic douche who despite Croatia has given him so much he might influnce his son to BiH. Bosnia is on the brink of collapse. The Serbs have heldout for so long and I really doubt they will give in to a multiethnic country. The kid needs to wake up and who the fuck allowed a Bosnian community in Zagreb? Those Croats of the Islamic Faith should be deported.
yah at the moment if i have to choose between playing for Croatia or BiH based on talent on the field, idk it would be close. They got a good squad, this kid might be what they need to become a very good squad. I would pick Croatia at the moment, but it would not be as easy as a choice as it would have been 10 years ago.
I would just wait and see how the qualifying goes and not force him to make a choice yet. If we get into the world cup and bosnia does not, id guarantee him some playing time, and boom you got the kid on the national team. Forcing him to make a decision will only scare him off
anyone critical of the kid picking BIH instead of cro looks hypocritical when you look at the amount of players we have poached. now the shore is on the other foot. and for those thinking that he would waste away at BiH, look at done of the young kids they have throughout Europe. mamic will have no influence on his decision, the old man and mamic are not on the best of terms.
We’ve had both a lot of players eligible to play for other countries choose us, and vice versa.
Guys like Vastic (born and rasied Croat), Strupar (born and rasied Croat), Ibrahimovic (Croatian mom), Bobic (Croatian parents), Brdaric (Croatian parents), Lucic (Croatian father), Viduka (Croatian parents)…were all eligible to play for Cro and were solid players for the respective countries that they’ve played for.
However, There is a pretty big grey area when it comes to BiH and Croatia. There have been many Bosnian Croats who played for us (ie. Corluka), but then again, Bosna’s had a lot of players born and raised in Cro that have played for them (ie. Emir Spahic).
Then again, you could argue that our Bosnian Croats were actually raised in Cro and were developed in our system (ie. Corluka, Lovren) and the other Bosnian Croats were raised in another country (ie. Rakitic, Kovac bros.).
The Halilovic loss would be a painful one because he will potentially be the biggest talent out of the entire bunch above. On top of this, he was born, raised, and developed in Cro and in our football system. On top of this, his mom is Croatian too.
If he gets a premature callup from Stimac in an attempt to commit him to Cro and Halilovic declines it, I could see the media jumping all over this and sparking some hate against Alen and his father.
Great way 4 our Bili to come back ,& kick some Cibalia ass 4-0 ! The season is not over yet ! Let’s keep our heads up high, and show them koje Hajduk ! Ništa Kontra Splita ! Bog,Hrvati,i Hajduk !!!
Kovacic to Arsenal?
If the kid wants to play for BiH good luck to him, they got some real good young talent, hopefully he plays for Croatia, but if not it happens. We have had enough kids choose us over another country, cannot get every kid to play for Croatia. But if Mamic has anything to do with it, he will cut his family a nice little sum to play for Croatia soon so he can be showcased and eventually sold for money Dinamo has never seen in a transfer, so all parties win, especially Mamic lol
From that response it is more than likely he will choose BIH. He would have said Hrvatska if that was the case. There could be things to work out or something else going on running in the background but he is definitely leaning towards BIH.
Call him up brzo!
Halilovic not sure if he’s gonna rep HR or BiH?
I’d put this kid on the spot and call him up asap.
So Ziva for Christmas, would you like your copy of Fifa 13 for PS3 or XBOX 360?
Man, that Suker sure is some good biznesman! Ha ha ha
Imagine the conversation next year?!?!?
Guess Davore never heard that old proverb about the bird in hand being better than the one in the bush? Idiot.
by the way, if there is one adult male crying about no cro in FIFA 13 may you and your partner have a full blown case of diarrhea the next time you have sex.
Check out the banner Panathinaikos fans displayed during last nights game vs Tottenham .
No surprise. I told you you guys to expect this type of sranje with Puppet Suker at the helm.
Can you imagine the conversation with EA sports.
Suker: How much are you going to pay us for the rights to use our image.
EA: $100,000 annually.
Suker: That is not enough. We are a world class brand. We deserve at least double. $200,000 is what I want.
EA: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha (at this time the the conference call erupts in laughter on the EA side)
EA: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahah. Come on, be serious.
Suker: I am.
EA: hahahahhahahahah. Oh, Ok, well, we don’t need you. A majority of the public can’t even pinpoint your little country on a map. I think we’ll survive without you.
laughter was heard as EA ended the call.
The Croatia FIFA13 article
Hajduk up 2-0 against Cibalia
Do you have the link to the article by chance?
For those of you who want to know why Croatia is not in FIFA 13, SN explained why
Suker was asking EA Sports too much money for licensing. Suker is already losing money as head of the HNS btw
mamic in action!
Jaimejivi,,,,,,this is great support by Dinamo’s fans. They are begining to realize the evil of Mamic. As a Hajduk fan, i applaud DInamo fans for their actions. If Mamic and his brother would leave the club, Dinamo would sell out their next home game. This is all on Mamic.
Udinese made me healthy after the man city game……well more than healthy….they paid off big odds, and liverpool is junk….especially when they don’t play all the starters, i am surprised the bookies had this game paying off like this….but udinese were still lucky, liverpool had a lot of chances to win that game.
someone here knows how to turn off the autocomplete in ipad, this thing is always a pain in the neck when you Write in another language.
@Armada Udinese is one of the best feed clubs in Europe, I am also root for them in Europa League because is the club of Pablo Armero (and many other colombian players in the past) A member of the Colombian National team.
Livaja is doing what every young striker with fea minutes should do,put his name in the score sheet if he keeps this form I can see him starting In the cup games and maybe in some Serie A games agaisnt bottom teams.
@Mate cleveland wow this Dinamo situation is depressing, is hard to believe that a club competing in the CL group phase needs to beggar to his fans and pay them for coming to the games in order to avoid the shame of play in a complete empty stadium.
Kovacic’s idea? Or Mamic’s idea 😉
It was a cute video, with solid acting, but I doubt this million kunas will be coming from the player’s pockets (nor should it).
Speaking of Kovacic..what’s the over/under on him going to Arsenal this JAN?
how about my boys in Udine whippin that Liverpool ass yesterday?!
Even though Udinese is a talent factory and constantly sells off it’s matured talent (most recently – Handanovic, Sanchez, Isla, etc.) and STILL manages to compete in Serie A AND Europe – all the while still being a small market team.
Meanwhile – none of our top teams can get their shit together smh
I rip on Kalinic a lot but wow that was impressive. One of the best touches I’ve seen in a long time from any Croatian then the calm finish.
Well done Kalinic and Livaja. Kalinic did it with some style.
Dinamo’s players are offering 1,000,000Kn to a fan that shows up to their game against PSG, Mateo’s idea….trying to fill the stadium up
I know Kalinic has his critics on this site, but he scores classy goals like that from time to time and it makes you wonder about his future.