Photo: Schalke Is all right with Ivan Rakitić in Sevilla? The 24 year-old Croatian midfielder got in a fist fight with Sevilla FC teammate and youth system player Deivid Rodriguez Thursday during training. It is reported by Madrid newspaper Marca that Rakitić threw something towards the young Spaniard, which was quickly followed by a Rodriguez punch. Both players exchanged … [Read more...] about Trouble in Paradise?
Ivan Klasnić, better known to most Croatian soccer fans as 'Killer', has just signed a 4-year deal with French club, FC Nantes. Nantes has just been promoted to France's 1st Division for the 2008-09 season after finishing second in Ligue 2 last year. The exact terms of the contract have not yet been released. Klasnić has been in Germany at Werder Bremen since 2001. He … [Read more...] about ‘KILLER’ MOVING TO FRANCE
Euro 2008 is now over and it is time to put your national jersey away and pull out your club's colors for the upcoming 2008-2009 Champion's League and Uefa Cup campaigns. Don't get me wrong, World Cup 2010 qualifying starts in only two months time but for sake of argument we will stick for the club sides for now. Dinamo Zagreb start their Champion's League campaign in … [Read more...] about THE NEW SEASON STARTS NOW
Italian Serie A giant, Juventus, have confirmed the signing of Dario Knežević from Livorno. The team announced the news Monday and are happy they signed the 26 year old Croatian who almost landed with city rivals, Torino. Knežević injured his knee in the last group match versus Poland in Euro 2008. Although this ended his Euro campaign, the injury was anything but … [Read more...] about CONFIRMED: KNEŽEVIĆ HEADING TO JUVENTUS
Croatian super-midfielder, Luka Modrić, has made UEFA's 'Ten Best' list for Euro 2008. This is the first time a Croatian has made the all-tournament list since Davor Šuker did it in the 1998 World Cup- the same year he also won the Golden Boot award. Croatian press have praised Modrić for his results this tournament and have made it clear that Tottenham have made an … [Read more...] about MODRIĆ MAKES TOP 10 LIST
ESPN has reported that UEFA will undergo an investigation to whether Croatian fans had Nazi-style banners in Vienna during the Turkey quarterfinal match. They will also breakdown Croatian chants that were sung during the game to hear if any religous or war-related material was aimed at the Turk supporters. Now, I did not see any banners of 'Nazi-style' in the stadium of … [Read more...] about CROATIAN FANS IN TROUBLE AGAIN???
...Well, kind of. Italian newspaper, 24 Minuti, mistakingly used a picture of Slaven Bilić to convey a Macedonian murderer this week. Wow. What a horrible week for the Croatian coach. First, you lose a heartbreaker in penalties to the never-say-die Turks; and then you find out you're on the front page of a huge newspaper which is condemning you a murderer. I hope Bilić got some … [Read more...] about ON THE LIGHTER SIDE…
CroatianSoccerReport.com was created for the purpose of getting the important news to the Croatian soccer fan without them having to search the Internet aimlessly. It's all here with one click. In recent months, it has also turned into a place where devout and extremely loyal supporters of the team can come and voice their thoughts and opinions on the team and how they are … [Read more...] about THE SNAKE BITTEN ONES
I write to you now as I have come across some new information. I watched the game on ESPN in America, and when coach Slaven Bilić was screaming at the 4th official at the end of the game; and then later at the referee, it was not because of an added time issue. This is something either ESPN broadcasters didn't catch or didn't report. Bilić wanted to make his third and final … [Read more...] about WHERE WAS CROATIA’S 3RD SUBSTITUTION?