Allen Outraged meets fellow CroatianSports.com personality Croatia vs. Antwerp at Veslo in Astoria, New York for the Croatia vs. Iceland World Cup playoff Tuesday. Allen wasn't so 'outraged' this time around as Croatia qualified for the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Iceland. If anyone else has videos/pictures from watching the game, please send them to … [Read more...] about Fan Zone: Allen at Veslo (New York)
They did it the hard way, but Croatia is going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil! We can all exhale now after one of the worst qualifying campaigns in team history. It started off hot but the 1-0 loss to Scotland at Maksimir put the team into a downward spiral. Tuesday night, playing with 10-men for over half the match, Croatia held Iceland scoreless and added an … [Read more...] about Exhale: Croatia going to World Cup!
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
You say what? Croatia controlled the ball for 68% of the match, kept Iceland without a shot on goal AND played the last 40 minutes of the match with an extra man- and the game ended 0-0? So what went wrong? It's quite simple. As most Croatian fans around the world blame lack of heart, desire and will power in Croatia's latest scoreless blunder in Reykjavik, … [Read more...] about What went wrong?
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
CroatianSports.com's Allen Outraged has returned from the shadows for Croatia's all important World Cup playoff with Iceland. Our favorite analyst from Queens, New York talks about his starting formation in this Friday's match (2PM ET) as well as which players he does not want to see on the pitch. Welcome back old friend! … [Read more...] about Allen Outraged returns!!!
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
The week we have all been waiting for is finally here. Croatia plays Iceland in a two-legged playoff with a berth to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on the line. But what do we really know about Iceland? 1. Demographics: If you thought Croatia was a small country with a population of 4.5 million, you were wrong. Iceland has a population of 325,000 people which makes … [Read more...] about Iceland: What you need to know
The Croatian national football team is one week away from knowing if they will be among 31 other teams at next year's World Cup in Brazil. In their way: a two-legged playoff with Iceland on November 15th in Reykjavík and November 19th in Zagreb. CroatianSports.com will dedicate the next week to covering everything you need to know about the players, tactics and what the … [Read more...] about Pictures worth 1,000 words