Danijel Subašić is the likely replacement for retiring goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa, but the question remains as to who will be taking his spot as the number two. Subašić, who has been playing for France’s Ligue 1 since 2012, spent five years at NK Zadar and four years at Hajduk Split. His time at Monaco has been a relatively successful time, but his start to the new … [Read more...] about The Goalkeeper Conundrum – With Pletikosa Out, Who’s In?
BILIĆ' PROPOSED STARTING XI Croatia start their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign this Friday, as they travel to Latvia for a 2PM (Eastern) kickoff. The Vatreni will be without midfield magic man Luka Modrić as he rests a nagging groin injury. Anything less than three points from this match would be absolutely disappointing and could unravel manager Slaven Bilić' grasp on the … [Read more...] about A NEW CHAPTER: CROATIA-LATVIA
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
Slaven Bilić and his team said that this result would show them where they stood in European ranks- and what I saw from this match is that they have a lot of work to do if they want to do any damage in this year's EuroCup. Croatia was playing at home with their 'A' team starting roster while Netherlands were without stars Ruud van Nistelrooy, Robin van Persie and Arjen … [Read more...] about LACKLUSTER PERFORMANCE BY CROATIANS LEADS TO 3-0 LOSS