It was announced last week that Dinamo Zagreb head coach Zoran Mamić has stepped down from his position at the club and will be taking a coaching job with Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. Mamic made the announcement at a tearful press conference and cited difficulties with his daughter as the reason for leaving. "This was a very hard decision to make, but I figured it … [Read more...] about One Less Mamić at Dinamo
I’ve been told it smells like piss and weed. And I’ve been told it’s a dump, dirty, and dark. I’ve been told there were no bathrooms, and it is full of cops and security. Luckily for me, Stadion Maksimir really lived up to the hype. I made my first journey there on Tuesday to watch my beloved Dinamo Zagreb play in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. They … [Read more...] about Croatian Soccer Tyrant Imprisons Fans
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
Photo: PA Photos The flood gates are starting to open for Dinamo Zagreb's 16 year-old wiz kid Alen Halilović. Already dubbed the 'new Modrić' and the 'Balkan Messi', Halilović is now receiving serious transfer attention from European giants Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid, with The Daily Mail and The Mirror reporting a possible £6 to 7 million bid from … [Read more...] about Here they come for Halilović
Croatia takes on a tricky Macedonian side on Friday from Skopje in World Cup 2014 qualifying. This will be the third match for the Vatreni, already defeating Macedonia by a narrow 1-0 margin in Zagreb and dueling out the Belgians to a 1-1 draw in Brussels back in September. Surely, Croatia should earn all three points in this match but Macedonia proved themselves less than a … [Read more...] about Croatia vs. Macedonia- A Look In
Written by Vedran Ćavara Seemingly back from the dead, I've returned to you my fellow Croatians! I've been a busy boy with work, school and other projects, but expect more pieces from me this fall and winter! If you are a soccer fan, you surely have tried the EA Sports offering FIFA. Whether you have played the World Cup version, any of the yearly … [Read more...] about FIFA 13: No Croatia?
PHOTO BY: NIKOLA SOLIĆ/REUTERS Due to the current state of the Croatian first division (HNL), the editors of CroatianSports.com have made the decision to join Index.hr in the boycott of Prva Liga reporting. Players are not being paid on a regular basis, clubs are individually boycotting league matches and games are being suspended. After a 10-week winter break, … [Read more...] about HNL BOYCOTT