Slaven Bilić has announced his starting lineup against Poland for today's match. Remember that Croatia has already won Group B making this game a friendly; if anyhting for them. However, Poland will be playing for their tournament lives. Should they win big and have a German slip-up, they could move onto the knockout round to play Portugal. Bilić has been quoted in … [Read more...] about LINEUP VS. POLAND
The game against Poland might not mean anything on paper for the Croatians but make no mistake; we came to play in this tournament. Bilić has already said that he would not risk anything and is not going to play any starter who has already received a yellow card. Receiving a second yellow before the semifinal round calls for a next-game suspension. He will field players who … [Read more...] about ŠIMIĆ TO CAPTAIN CROATIA
Slaven Bilić has announced his starting lineup against Poland for Monday's match. Remember that Croatia has already won Group B making this game a friendly; if anyhting for them. However, Poland will be playing for their tournament. Should they win big and have a German slip-up, they could move onto the knockout round. Bilić has been quoted in numerous Croatian papers … [Read more...] about LINEUP VS. POLAND ANNOUNCED
We are now less than 32 hours from the Croatia-Germany clash in Klagenfurt and there's some important decisions to be made by coach Slaven Bilić. The question all Croatian fans are asking is what two strikers will play up top as well as whether Ivan Rakitić will be in the plans for the big game. There have been reports on Euro2008.com that Bilić will sit Pranjić for Simić and … [Read more...] about CROATIA TEAM UPDATE
Here are my thoughts on the game; and remember that I only saw various highlights of the game since it wasn't broadcast in America. Olić and Petrić looked promising up top and had some nice scoring chances, one of which included hitting the post. The chemistry looked OK on the scoring end and our defense solid. If this is things to come for Niko Kovač I can't wait to see more. … [Read more...] about CROATIA-HUNGARY RECAP
Croatian striker Ivan Klasnić has had a Jekyll and Hyde reputation during his professional career. On one side of the spectrum he absolutely owns the German BundesLiga (when healthy) with his club Werder Bremen. He has 47 goals in 142 games since 2001 for the German club. On the other side, Ivan has only scored 8 goals in 28 chances for Croatia since 2004. Granted he was out … [Read more...] about WILL THE REAL IVAN KLASNIĆ PLEASE STAND UP
The polls are closed and the results are in- and the winner is Ivan Rakitić! In CroatianSoccerReport.com's largest voting poll to date, we asked who should replace Eduardo at this summer's Euro 2008. I thank the 85 fans who took the time to bless us with their insight on this highly debatable topic. Should we let the inconsistent Ivica Olić have the spot or Ivan Klasnić … [Read more...] about WHO SHOULD REPLACE EDUARDO AS STRIKER???
It was a devastating blow to us all when we found out that Eduardo would miss the European Football Championships this summer. However, now that we know he will make a full recovery within 10 months and that his career is not in danger, we need to start talking about who will replace him for the rest of the year and most importantly Euro 2008. Here are the candidates given that … [Read more...] about WHO WILL REPLACE EDUARDO?
Croatia have announced a Friendly vs. the Netherlands on February 6, 2008 in Split at Poljud Stadion. This will be the first match in a series of friendlies for both sides leading up to Euro 2008 in June where Croatia will be playing co-hosts Austria, Germany, and Poland in group play while Netherlands have been but in the 'group of death' alongside World Cup Champions Italy, … [Read more...] about CROATIA FRIENDLY ANNOUNCED