SUNDAY, 6AM (ET) Although all eyes are on this summer's World Cup, there is still business to tend to this week as Euro 2016 qualifying begins in September. The tournament will be held in France in the summer of 2016 as it expands to 24 teams for the first time in history. This means that the top two teams in every group will qualify automatically with third place going … [Read more...] about Euro 2016 Draw
Written by Branko Tomasovic World Cup 2014 is just around the corner, and soccer fans everywhere are waiting in anticipation to cheer on their teams. In December, the World Cup draw took place which saw Croatia paired with hosts and tournament favourites, Brazil. Following the draw, questions about the legitimacy of the draw exploded around the internet with … [Read more...] about Luck of the Draw II
Croatian fans rejoice! The World Cup is set; and Croatia is going to start the party against hosts Brazil in Sao Paulo on June 12th with the whole world watching. Not many teams get to open up a World Cup, so as Croatians, we should feel honored and privileged that our little nation of 4.5 million people has the chance to be showcased at game #1 of the World Cup against … [Read more...] about Lijepa Naša to kick off World Cup
It's official! Croatia will be opening up the 2014 World Cup in Brazil against the hosts in front of the entire world. Although that sounds like an uphill climb, the rest of the group consists of Mexico and Cameroon. Brazil defeated Croatia 1-0 at the 2006 World Cup and Mexico defeated the Vatreni 1-0 in 2002. Croatia has never played an African side in the World … [Read more...] about Croatia to open up World Cup vs. Brazil!
FIFA made an extreme move on Tuesday regarding this Friday's World Cup draw which will take place at Noon (ET). Originally, the lowest ranked European team, France, was scheduled to join African and South American teams in Pot B to to help continental balance for the group stage draw of the World Cup. Since nine unseeded European teams qualified for the World Cup, … [Read more...] about World Cup audible: 11.11% Croatian doom
It wasn't pretty. It wasn't pretty at all. But in the end, Croatia made it to the World Cup in Brazil. How did they do it? In the most unimpressive fashion ever. The only teams Croatia beat during qualifying were Macedonia (2x), Wales (2x), Serbia and Iceland. They lost to Scotland not once, but twice and were held scoreless in Iceland during their first playoff … [Read more...] about The Croatians are coming!
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!
Written by Branko "King Bronk" Tomasovic In light of the recent semi-final draw of the Champions league, allegations of impropriety in the conduct of this and past draws have been made by former UEFA soccer referee, turned Turkish media pundit, Ahmet Çakar. In an astounding demonstration on live Turkish television, Ahmet Çakar replicated both the Champions League and … [Read more...] about Luck of the draw?
Photo: Jutarnji Croatia get Spain, Italy and Ireland at Euro 2012 The EURO 2012 Draw has concluded and Croatia has been grouped with world champions Spain, 2006 World Cup champions Italy and an Ireland side that qualified through the playoffs. It will be a tough group, but it could have been worse. Group B is where all eyes will be as this year's 'Group of Death' is … [Read more...] about CROATIA DRAW SPAIN, IRELAND AND ITALY