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?
Team CroatianSports.com met up with General Ante Gotovina and documentary producer of "Searching for a Storm" Jack Barić this past Monday in Zadar, Croatia for a casual sit down over drinks. On November 16th, 2012, after being imprisoned seven years at the Hague, General Gotovina was found not guilty on all charges by the appeals panel at the International Criminal … [Read more...] about Gotovina: “Kovač will be great. He’s still young.”
It's little too late for the Croatian national team as they have already returned home after failing to make it out of group stage at the 2014 World Cup. But as fans around the world try to figure out what happened to their lamented Vatreni, one thing clearly stands out. And Croatians weren't the only ones to see it. ESPNFC.com voted Dejan Lovren's penalty call … [Read more...] about Lovren penalty worst call of Group Stage
Written by Anthony Zoric (@anthonyzoric) Croatia fans have been dreaming for their team to play in a World Cup since 2006. After qualifying 2nd in their group after Belgium. Croatia drew Iceland in the two-legged playoff. Niko Kovač was named coach after a horrific campaign where Igor Štimac constantly changed formations and players. Croatia was lucky to be drawn … [Read more...] about Who’s to blame for Croatia loss to Brazil?
Starting Lineup: Pletikosa - Srna, Lovren, Ćorluka, Vrsaljko - Rakitić, Modrić, Perišić, Kovačić, Olić - Jelavić It's a shame Croatia can't get any calls against the world's elite in major tournaments. Two years ago against Spain at EURO 2012, Ćorluka was blatantly taken down in the box with no penalty call. Tonight in Sao Paulo, Fred wasn't even … [Read more...] about #flop
Croatia’s top flight soccer league has produced numerous world-class footballers over the 12 years it has been in existence. Nearly every player on the current World Cup roster for Croatia has spent some time developing their skills in their home country. In fact, every player on Croatia's World Cup roster except Ivan Rakitić and and Ivan Perišić have payed their … [Read more...] about HNL’ers in the World Cup
ESPNFC.com, the soccer subdivision of global sports leader ESPN, have unveiled their #1 kit for the 2014 World Cup. And after years of scrutiny, calling Croatia's kits everything from picnic table cloths to checker board sets, the Vatreni are finally getting some love. Whether people love them or hate them, there's no denying that Croatia has always had the most … [Read more...] about ESPNFC: Croatia have best kits
With the World Cup opener just around the corner, let's take our scope off Croatia and focus on the other three Group A teams: Brazil, Cameroon and Mexico. For sake of sanity, let's cut Brazil out of the equation right away and say that they will top the group with a maximum 9 points. Croatia will be on the grand stage of them all on June 12th with the entire world … [Read more...] about Group A: Mexico slipping, Cameroon hopeful
If Super Mario was ever planning on an acting career after his footballing days are over, he should stop right now. Early yesterday, Index.hr released a story saying that Croatian striker Mario Mandžukić was leaving the national team and would not be traveling to Brazil. Coincidentally, an Index reporter caught up with Mandza as he was leaving the hotel. Mandžukić comes … [Read more...] about Say Goodbye to Hollywood, Mandza