That's right boys and girls, Croatia has already clinched the #1 seed in Group B with their 2-1 win over Germany on Thursday; all done with one more group game to play versus Poland this upcoming Monday. This is the first time ever that Croatia has won their group in a major tournament and also the first time we've made it out of group play since the 1998 World Cup in France. … [Read more...] about CROATIA CRUISIN’ INTO THE QUARTERS!!!
Tournament 'dark horses', Croatia, proved today that the two wins over England were in fact not a fluke; that last match versus a lackluster Austria team did not show our true form and that our latest string of friendlies,well, were just friendlies. Don't get me wrong, we still have room to improve and many games left. I'm just happy the real Croatian team showed up today. I … [Read more...] about DARK HORSES PREVAIL
Slaven Bilić has just been quoted in various Croatian newspapers that his new 'fantastic trio' will shine versus Germany. This trio includes the likes of Niko Kranjčar, Luka Modrić, and yes, Ivan Rakitić! It looks like Croatia will finally start with the much talked about 'super midfield' versus Germany with Ivica Olić as the lone striker atop. Petrić will start the game on the … [Read more...] about ‘FANTASTIC TRIO’ TO START VS. GERMANY
This is the expected linup for the Germany game on Thursady. The game will be televised live in America on ESPN2 at 11:50AM (ET). Remember that coach Slaven Bilić still hasn't confirmed his starting 11, but based on reports and expert analysis he will make two changes from the Austria game. Goalkeeper: Stipe Pletikosa Defenders: Vedran Ćorluka,Robert Kovač,Dario … [Read more...] about EXPECTED LINEUP VS. GERMANY
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's the videos we promised you of Denis and friends. They consist of the pre-game train ride from Zagreb to Vienna and the after match celebrations in downtown Vienna. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about VIENNA OR BUST!!!
I can be optimistic right now and say Croatia got the 3 points they were looking for against Austria, but let's be real here for a second. Croatia played like garbage and didn't deserve the win if you ask me. Here's a couple things we learned from the Austria game today. Croatia is indeed still in a post-party hangover mode from the England match. It now appears that in … [Read more...] about THE BEST WE HAVE???
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 captain, Niko Kovač, scored the only goal in a 1-0 friendly victory versus Moldova in Rijeka this past Saturday. The game was merely a tune-up for the Croatian side who will open up group play for Euro 2008 in just 2 weeks time. Coach Slaven Bilić got in plenty of players in the game to gauge readiness and fitness for many of the new call-ups. Uefa.com covered the game … [Read more...] about CROATIA SLIP BY MOLDOVA