SPAIN Photo: SevillaFC Ivan Rakitić started and played 90+ minutes in Sevilla's 1-0 win over Osasuna Saturday. Ivan fired away two shots and completed 55 out of 75 passes before being subbed off in the 91st minute for Javi Hervas. The win moves Sevilla up to 11th; still well off their goal of European football. Ivan's future with the club has come into doubt since … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe *XVIII*
ENGLAND Photo: AP Nikica Jelavić did was he was supposed to do Saturay- score. But Everton could not hold a 1-0 halftime lead against crosstown rivals Liverpool in the FA Cup semifinal from Wembley. After a week of rest, Jelavić looked to have his batteries recharged, and it showed. Early in the first half, Jela got off a crisp bicycle kick from the center of the … [Read more...] about CROATIANS AROUND EUROPE *XXX*
Photo: Reuters With European domestic seasons winding down, the right win against the right team can just about seal the deal for a 2011-12 title. That's exactly what happened to Ivan Perišić and Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday as they hosted German giants Bayern Munich, who at the beginning of the day, were only three points behind last year's Bundesliga champions. After a … [Read more...] about Down the Final Stretch
Photo: TheFA.com Same celebration. Different game. Don't let the picture deceive you; three days after his goal against Swansea, Nikica Jelavić is celebrating again. This time he slammed home past Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in the 24th minute off a fantastic cross from teammate Magaye Gueye. The near post one-timer was cool and collected as Jelavić didn't … [Read more...] about Jelavić Strikes Again!
Croatia's 2006 Football Player of the Year, Eduardo da Silva (right), continued his fine form in 2007 for new club Arsenal, who he joined this past August, and is already off to a blazing start in 2008 with 2 goals and an assist in 3 games. He is even receiving great praise from Arsenal manager, Frenchman Arsene Wenger- and that is something not loosely thrown around in the … [Read more...] about EDUARDO OFF TO IMPRESSIVE ENGLISH CAREER