In Tuesday night's Serie A match between Juventus and Inter Milan in Torino, Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovačić picked up a straight red card in the 86th minute for a late tackle on Stephan Lichtsteiner. Kovačić was clearly late on the play but was it worthy of a red card late in a 1-1 match? Lichtsteiner clearly sold the foul as Kovačić lunged for the ball cleats up, … [Read more...] about Kovačić Red Card: Fair or Foul?
With only a day left in the transfer window, Italian giants Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of 18-year old Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mateo Kovacic. This news comes only hours after they let go of another promising midfielder, Phillipe Coutinho, to Liverpool. With the sale of Coutinho for £8.5m, Kovačić looks to be getting €11 million with a performance bonus in the €4 … [Read more...] about Inter Milan pick up Kovačić
ENGLAND Photo: PA In an early season matchup for Champions League position, Nikica Jelavić and Everton left it late to stun Tottenham at Goodison Park, scoring not one, but two injury time goals in a 2-1 victory. After going down in the 76th minute to a Clint Dempsey deflected strike, Everton plugged away and got the equalizer through a 90th minute Steven Pienaar … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe *XIV*
CroatianSports.com follower Sean Maričić reporting from Aviva Stadium in Dublin for the Ireland vs. Germany World Cup 2014 qualifier on October 12, 2012. Although the crowd was electric for this match, Maričić says that it was nothing compared to the Inter Milan Milan v Hajduk Split Europa League match at Poljud in August 2012. CroatianSports shout out from the … [Read more...] about **FAN ZONE** Ireland-Germany nothing like Hajduk Split
Both Nikola Kalinić and Ivan Strinić played the full 90 minutes for Dnipro Thursday night in their 3-2 come from behind victory versus AIK Stockholm. With Dnipro down early, Kalinić received a long down-field pass from Rotan in the 41st minute, took the ball down with a 360-degree trap and then slotted home for the equalizer. It was a well composed goal, one of only few for … [Read more...] about Kalinić, Livaja net in Europa League
Mateo Kovačić, a 16 year old Croatian prodigy, will be included in Dinamo Zagreb's first team according to head coach Vahid Halilhodžić. With prior interest from Inter Milan, Stuttgart, Ajax, Juventus, and Bayern Munich, Kovačić is considered Croatia's future Messi. The recruitment for Koavčić was so heated that these clubs were offering his parents money, jobs and houses just … [Read more...] about CROATIAN MESSI GETS THE CALL