Another year is in the books at CroatianSports.com and we would like to once again thank all of Prva Generacija and new readers alike for making this website what it is today. Our online community (Digital Dom) has grown every year since Day 1 and I would like to take this time to highlight 2013's accomplishments. If we missed anything, please comment below and we will … [Read more...] about 2013 CroatianSports.com Awards
Illustration: Drago Teskač CroatianSports.com has achieved our goal of collecting the necessary $5,000 to pay for Joe Šimunić' fine. We are currently in the process of finding an appropriate organization in Vukovar to donate the funds to. If you are a donor, you should have received an email already from us. If you have not, please contact CroatianSports at … [Read more...] about The Šimunić Fund: Phase 2
Illustration: Drago Teskač And the final donation comes in from Sweden! Congratulations to everyone that has supported this cause, and more importantly, donated. We not only hit our goal but we did it 24 hours before deadline. Alright boys and girls, we're down the final stretch of a campaign we only started four days ago. The "Joe Simunic: Za Dom Spremni" fund only … [Read more...] about Mission Šimunić: COMPLETE!
Well, we're definitely getting our money's worth with this Croatian team. For a second straight qualifying campaign, Croatia will require a two-legged playoff tie in order to make it to the big dance. But unlike Turkey two years ago, this one's a bit different. Croatia crushed Turkey 3-0 on the road in 2011 and all but ended the tie before the two teams even stepped … [Read more...] about Cardiac Croats leave it for the end
Croatia Starting XI: Pletikosa – Srna, Ćorluka, Šimunić, Pranjić – Rakitić, Modrić – Iličević, Eduardo, Perišić – Mandžukić. Iceland went down a man in the 50th. Croatia still couldn't find a goal as the match would end 0-0. It will be all to play for in Zagreb Tuesday night as one match will determine who goes to Brazil. More to come from the match in the next … [Read more...] about Croatia can’t beat 10-man Iceland
One major concern for the Croatia-Iceland match in Reykjavik this Friday has been the weather. Iceland, which is just outside the Arctic circle, has never hosted a match this late in the year. The 15, 427 Laugardalsvöllur Stadium is not equipped with heating below the playing surface and only has a roof to cover part of the stands. Although the match could have been a disaster, … [Read more...] about 2 days ’til Iceland
Who would have thought that Rijeka would have more points than Dinamo Zagreb through the first four Europa League matches? Well, it happened Thursday night as Dinamo fell 2-0 to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands while Rijeka came back to draw Lyon 1-1 at Kantrida. It didn't start pretty for Rijeka as a complete blunder on defense following a Lyon corner kick led to the game's … [Read more...] about Rijeka keep up with Lyon, Dinamo done
In case you missed it, Bayer Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling scored a 'ghost goal' against Hoffenheim on October 18th to earn his side a 2-1 win when the ball entered through a hole in the side netting. The goal came in the 70th minute with Leverkusen already up 1-0 but would be the deciding factor in the match as Hoffenheim pulled one back late in the game. The ball obviously … [Read more...] about Tuesday Night Funnies: Ghost Goal
New Croatian interim manager Niko Kovač was all business Monday afternoon in Switzerland upon finding out who Croatia would challenge for one of four last UEFA World Cup berths....and it was the lowest ranked team in the draw: ICELAND. HNS president Davor Šuker grinned when the two teams were drawn. Iceland will host on Friday, November 15th, with the return leg … [Read more...] about Dream draw for Croatia: ICELAND!