Written by Allen "Outraged" Strk It’s no secret that it was a tale of two performances that took place during the latest fixtures for Croatia. The lethargic play against Bulgaria was quickly washed away by the thrilling play against Azerbaijan. It’s odd to see a team drastically change in performance in a matter of a few days against a fairly equal opponent. … [Read more...] about Outraged Observations: A positive direction for youth
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
It looked good early for the Croatian handball team Sunday versus France, but the Cowboys couldn't pull off the win which drops them to second place in the Main Group standings at the 2014 Euro Handball Championships. The Cowboys were up as much as three in the first half against the French, but Les Bleus went into halftime with a one goal lead. Croatia had five 2-minute … [Read more...] about France beats Croatia 27-25 at Euro Handball
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!
The French monkey is finally off their back. Croatia defeated the mighty French 30-23 Wednesday night in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 World Handball Championships. Domagoj Duvnjak (match MVP) led all scorers with nine goals as Croatia only trailed for the first three minutes of the match and never looked back after that. They received a scare from France … [Read more...] about Croatia out muscles France, setup semifinal clash with Denmark
Croatia defeated Belarus 33-24 in what was undoubtedly the most lopsided round of 16 match from this year's World Championships. Croatia led from the start and their reserves played for about 3/4 of the match as Ivan Čupić, Mirko Alilović, Marko Kopljar, Domagoj Duvnjak, and other key players saw little time played very little. Croatia were without Manuel Štrlek who broke his … [Read more...] about Croatia coasts past Belarus to setup France clash
Photo: Goal.com After being wooed by the Hrvatski Nogometni Savez (HNS) for over two years, Bordeaux's 23 year-old midfielder Grégory Sertic, is now as close as he's every going to be to play for the Vatreni. It has been reported by Sportske Novosti that Sertic was in Zagreb on Christmas Eve to finalize his Croatian citizenship papers, which includes a passport. Sertic was … [Read more...] about Grégory Sertic going the Croatian route
Photo: Uefa.com Shevchenko could choose Croatia's fate on Dec. 2nd It could be a difficult task for Croatia at Euro 2012 next summer with a possibility of being drawn with world champions Spain from Pot 1 and Germany/England from Pot 2. The 0-0 draw against Turkey this past Tuesday was not enough to move Croatia ahead of Russia for a Pot 2 placement, therefore, Croatia … [Read more...] about EURO 2012 POTS ANNOUNCED