Whenever an uncontrollable incident transpires during a game, there is nothing productive about hindering on the setback. The disturbing scenes in the crowd left a damaging effect on the national team. Croatia couldn’t respond following the ongoing flares and disorder within their fan section. Their body language expressed a team that wanted to survive rather than continuing to … [Read more...] about Moving Forward
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
Written by Vedran Ćavara With the festive season upon us, the January transfer window looms large for many Croatian players. Who is coming? Who is going? And where will several high profile stars land? Here are my predictions below: Photo: Reuters Ivan Perišić is among the brightest of the young Croatian National team players, currently plying his trade as a … [Read more...] about Who will move this winter?
Results for November 16-18, 2012 GNK DINAMO 5 - 0 NK ZADAR Dinamo struck back with a vengeance during their first meeting with Zadar since the club ejected the Croatian champions out of the national cup tournament in October. A five-goal flurry, initiated by 18-year-old Mateo Kovačić, dazzled the roughly 3,000 fans in attendance at … [Read more...] about HNL Week 16
Photos: Marko Lukunić/Pixsell The new Croatian home kits were released Monday in Zagreb. Minor but noticeable changes include red number and name along with a smaller pattern of red checkers on the sleeves. We go over this every time a new kit is released; there's only so much you can do with Croatia's signature checker design. New design: Love it, hate it or gotta … [Read more...] about Euro 2012 Home Kit Released (Updated)
The Good, The Bad, The Phil Jones Written by Matt 'The Golden Child' Lebo Besides following Croatian footballers on a regular basis, I spend the rest of my time following the entire soccer world while creeping on girls on Facebook. I decided, since some of you guys love the game as much as I do, to share my wealth of weekly information with you. Instead of … [Read more...] about THE GOLDEN REPORT (12/3/2011)
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