Here's some additional footage shot at halftime of the Croatia v Turkey first leg encounter from Istanbul. Croatia was up 2-0 at the half, but how would you have reacted if they blew that lead? Some say they would never watch Croatia play again... … [Read more...] about VIDEO OF THE WEEK: TURKEY HALFTIME
Photo: Drago Sopta/Cropix The croatian National side celebrate their Euro 2012 berth Tuesday night in Zagreb It's been a long journey through qualification, where coach Slaven Bilić's head has been called for, but in the end, Croatia will be one of the final 16 teams at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. After a dream 3-0 win in Istanbul this past Friday, Croatia … [Read more...] about CROATIA GET TURKISH MONKEY OFF THEIR BACK, OFF TO EURO 2012!
Photo: Drago Sopta/Cropix Training on Sunday from Maksimir Croatians around the world have waited for this day three long years. On Tuesday night in Zagreb, Croatia will be able to exonerate the ghosts of Euro 2008 and that dreadful penalty shootout loss to Turkey. Some of you would call it revenge, others atonement. But with Croatia's 3-0 win in Istanbul this past … [Read more...] about 3 Years In The Making
Packed House @ Alpine Village with VATRENI: LOS ANGELES Croatian Fans cheered for the first time in a long time Friday afternoon as their beloved Vatreni blanked the Turks 3-0 in Istanbul. Spirits were high from the start with Ivica Olić's second minute goal. Here's a look into the action from Alpine Village in Torrance, California. Photo: Denis … [Read more...] about FAN ZONE **ALPINE VILLAGE** CROATIA v. TURKEY
Photo: Joško Ponoš/CROPIX Croatia in complete euphoria! Ivica Olić may not score the prettiest goals, but he gets the job done when he's on the field. In just the second minute of play in Istanbul, Olić picked up the trash in front of net after Croatian defender Vedran Ćorluka cruised through the Turkish defense on the left side to feed the ball in front of goal. After … [Read more...] about CROATIA CRUSH TURKEY 3-0 IN ISTANBUL
Photo: Drago Sopta/CroPix Time to buckle up those seatbelts! In less than 36 hours, Croatia will face Turkey in their 1st leg Euro 2012 playoff encounter from Istanbul. One team will play amongst Europe's elite next summer while the other ponders what went wrong. If history serves itself, the first leg (just as in Champions League knockout matches) should be a … [Read more...] about 90 Minutes in Istanbul
Croatia have drawn Turkey in the Euro 2012 playoff round. Some Croatians would call it fate, others a revenge mission. No matter what word is used, coach Slaven Bilić and his boys now have the opportunity to seal a Euro 2012 berth against the very team that eliminated them from the quarterfinals three years ago. Will things come full circle for the Vatreni as they attempt to … [Read more...] about CROATIA GET REMATCH WITH TURKEY!