Mateo Kovačić got the start for an injured Luka Modrić Sunday and played 78 minutes for Real Madrid in a 3-0 victory over Real Sociedad. In the 38th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo set Kovačić free on a breakaway and the Croatian midfielder slotted home for the game’s opening goal. Kovačić returned the favor six minutes after the break as he found Ronaldo onside, putting the Portuguese man one-on-one with the keeper for a chip shot goal. The win puts Real Madrid four points clear of second place Barcelona. Modrić is now scheduled to return after a 10-day break for straining a leg muscle.
Kovačić goal vs. Real Sociedad
Čop converts penalty at 2:00
Duje Čop got the start for Sporting Gijon and played the full 90 minutes, scoring the game’s opening goal in the 27th minute through a penalty. However, Athletic Bilbao would score twice to win 2-1. It’s good to see Čop back on the scoresheet but this Sporting side is not very good. Gijon now sit on 13 points and are in the relegation zone, five points away from safety.
Barcelona played an uneventful 1-1 draw with Real Betis on Sunday needing an injury time Luis Suarez goal to chop the points. Ivan Rakitić played the full 90 in center midfield picking up a yellow card during the contest. With the draw, Barca now sit tied in second place with Sevilla, four points behind leaders Real Madrid. Šime Vrsaljko played the full match for Atletico Madrid on the backline as the they played out a scoreless draw with Alaves Saturday. Atletico sit in fourth place but their Champions League spot for next season is now officially at risk.
Dejan Lovren was given the day off as Liverpool took on Championship side Wolverhampton in the FA Cup 4th Round Proper. And the move to play Liverpool’s “B” squad backfired. The Wolves scored twice at Anfield to secure a 2-1 victory, kicking Liverpool out of the FA Cup tournament. Lovren should return at midweek as the Premier League continues.
Juventus extend their lead following their 2-0 win at Sassuolo and having Roma lose in Genoa vs Sampdoria. With a game in hand the bianconeri could register soon a +7 over their nearest rivals. Since Allegri switched to 4-2-3-1 the old lady has collected two W’s and a qualification for the Italian cup semifinals. Mario Mandžukić has been proving pivotal to keep the new formation working with his intensity. The former Atletico star did play for the first minute and went the distance. His commitment was again impressive on the left side and helped the midfield with his recovering. The Croatian iternational did not forget his forward duties and made himself available in the box. Though his finishing was rather imprecise, he managed to start off the play that put Juventus ahead with a magic pass to Alex Sandro.
With Dybala, Higuain, Mandzukić and Cuadrado all staring, Marko Pjaca is supposed to find more playing time as the season progresses. The former Dinamo star came on in the 77th minute with the final score already set. You can see that he was driven to show his talents but with the team only busy to manage the game, chances to shine were limited.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport Ratings
Mario Mandžukić 7,5
“Scoring is as exciting as tackling an opponent for him. He is the ideal man to cover the left: a backheel, a missed opportunity. His work rate not quantifiable. Huge.”
Marko Pjaca NA
“Roughly 15 minutes. He knows that with the new formation he should improve his defensive skills.”
Inter got their 7th W in a row as they easily got rid of Pescara with a neat 3-0 on Saturday night and are now targeting a champions league spot. Both Ivan Perišić and Marcelo Brozović played the whole 90 minutes for Pioli.
Ivan Perišić did put on a solid performance on both ends. Helped the defense for the whole night and assisted Joao Mario for his goal. Marcelo Brozović left his signature on the match as well, having assisted D’Ambrosio for the 1-0 and freed Icardi with a clever pass in the play that resulted in the final 3-0. Other than that, shows he can play in a two man midfield when is committed to do the dirty work as well.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport Ratings:
Ivan Perišić 7
“A leader. The Croatian international covers, counter attacks and cocnretely supports the offensive play. His pass to Joao Mario is simply spectacular.”
Marcelo Brozović 6,5
“Sweet pass for D’ambrosio and it’s 1-0. Not much precise with his finishing. Then starts the play that closes the match.”
Napoli saw 3 granted points vanishing at home vs Palermo on Sunday night following a disappointing 1-1 draw. Josip Posavec being the star of the match, in the good and in the bad. The Croatian U21 made an impressive 9 saves score though allowed the partenopei to equalize with an unforgivable mistake. The former Inter goalie left an innocous shot from outside of the box slip through his legs. His display was impressive for the rest of the night and if the rosanero could go back home with a point should nonetheless thank him for keeping them in the game for the whole night. The good news is that he did not let the mistake affect the remainder of the game but found the right spirit to fight back and save on Hisay and Zelinski towards the end of the match.
Ivan Strinić and Marko Rog were left on the bench the whole night.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport Ratings
Josip Posavec 6,5
“He shouuld have deserved at least 8,5, but that mistake was rather big.”
Fiorentina threw away 3 points after a spectacular game on Sunday vs Genoa that ended in a bitter 3-3. Milan Badelj was a starter for Paulo Sousa and went the distance. The former Hamburg midfielder did not seem to be in the best shape as often happens when the transfer window is open. His desire to leave Florence is widely known and he does not do anything to prove the opposite. Badelj was rather walking most of the time and showed no playmaking ideas. His ball retention was rather questionable too. A bit better were his defensive positioning and support.
Nikola Kalinić goal
Nikola Kalinić looked to be back on last season form as he worked for the whole match to give his teammates support upfront. More importantly, the former Hajduk striker manages to find the net for the 10th time in the season with a precise diagonal that was worth the momentary 3-2. Hrvoje Milić looked on from the bench.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport Ratings:
Milan Badelj 5,5 “Not impressive.”
Nikola Kalinić 7
“Assists for Chiesa and an important goal. Always precious.”
Milan lie 7th with a game in hand having lost in Udine 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. Mario Pašalić won the race against Bertolacci for a jersey and went the distance. The former Chelsea midfielder’s performance was rather anonimous. Many were his mistakes and never looked to be in the match.
Andrija Balić and Stipe Perica celebrated the 3 points for the friuliani from the bench.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport Ratings
Mario Pašalić 5,5 “Often in the wrong place.”
Ante Budimir was left on the bench as Sampdoria turned around a tough match vs Roma and got 3 unexpected points.
Ante Rebić missed out on Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 victory at Schalke on Friday as he served a one game suspension for yellow card accumulation. With the three sides above them dropping points this weekend, Niko Kovac’s side moves into 3rd place in the Bundesliga. With a home match against last-placed Darmstadt next weekend, they’ll look to solidify their hold on one of Germany’s Champions League places.
Tin Jedvaj made a second half appearance for Bayer Leverkusen in their 3-2 loss against Borussia Mochengladbach on Saturday. Jedvaj came on at right back in the 65th minute (with the score leveled at 2 apiece) and was not at fault for Mochengladbach’s winning goal. Leverkusen are 9th in the Bundesliga with 24 points in 18 matches.
Chelsea at Liverpool, Lazio at Internazionale(Coppa Italia),
Monaco at Chambly(Coupe de France), Fiorentina at Pescara, Barcelona at Atlético Madrid(Copa del Rey),
Liverpool at Hull City, Nice at Monaco, Mainz 05 at Hoffenheim, Napoli at Bologna, Athletic Club at Barcelona, Leganés at Atlético Madrid,
Internazionale at Juventus, Udinese at Chievo, Sampdoria at Milan, Real Madrid at Celta de Vigo
~Ante Kvartuč reporting from sunny Southern California, Zach Gilfix reporting from Minneapolis, MN and Salvatore Cagnazzi reporting from Italy
All i can say is i hope you guys are correct and there is nothing to worry about; i guess time will tell
Definite fake news. Croatia will not be invaded again, especially by Serbia. If the proxy Serbs are stupid enough to do that, the possibility of the Croatian flag being flown in Zemun again would be drastically higher when they actually face a professional Croatian army. The nearest NATO base is a 12 minute flight to Banja Luka if need be. Bosna (and Hercegovina) is a little worrisome though.
Interesting read @ maminjo
@iggy-Serbia invading Croatia b/c of Trump is what we here in America call “fake news”. Start distrusting your news sources.
Don’t worry. That Russian “gift” is a scam.
First of all, Serbia is only getting these 8 used MiGs from Belarus in response to Croatia getting themselves a boatload of new western technology including military trucks, black hawks, howitzers, patrol vessels and likely some Gripen aircraft or F-16s.
Croatia is already much more heavily armed than Serbia, and even with the MiGs, the gap will still be considerably bigger. There won’t be any Serbian invasions into Croatia anymore.
Also, part of the MiG deal with Russia is that they need to be refurbished as they are no long suitable for service. As part of the agreement, Serbia has to pay one of Putin’s oligarch buddies to repair them for Serbia at a nice $50 million cost.
Serbia is gonna get scammed the same way we got scammed when we had our MiGs repaired in Ukraine.
Piss off then.
Otherwise great website
If this website had a more modern commenting system (like disqus) i would be commenting way more and I am sure a lot of other people would as well. It is too painstaking to follow the comments
hvala for the update on our boys!
You know how i said you Trump voters are cunts cos it means Russia through Serbia can do what they like in Europe and the replies i got were “serbia is weak” or “our army is larger than theirs” etc.. nice to see Serbia arming up in the news, Russia gifting them a bunch of new fighter jets..
So are we still concrete on the fact voting Trump isn’t gonna lead to issues in the Balkans, or… ?
Pretty hard to leave the captain out.
In regards to us not being as hard as we once were, as much as I love Srna, it didn’t help the team to watch their captain do a handful of barrel-rolls a game for the last dozen years. That shit is contagious when its your leader.
At some point? Only way wer leaving modric out is after Russia and by then raki badelj and corluka prob done as well, say what u want about him not replicating Madrid performance for repka but we will and I mean never leave him out. He will have to quit or be injured
“Players are more interested in their hair, tattoos and selfies. The culture has changed.”
That is true.
I’ve always felt this team has too many quiche eaters. Did you see Haliovic’s hair, if you gonna have hair like that make sure you can at least play like Claudio Caniggia.
There’s no way guys like Bilic, Stimac, Stanic, Asanovic etc. would eat quiche, no way.
The team I’d like to see at some point.
It’s the team that beat Spain with Strinic getting in because Srna retired.
Subasic, Corluka, Badelj, Rakitic and Perisic are the guys that played in both our wins at the last Euros, they’re our key players. Srna also played in both our wins.
Could that team beat Ukraine and Iceland? At the very least, why wouldn’t we try that team again against Estonia?
The fix was not in the Croatia vs Portugal game.
heh, yeah i distinctly remember one commentator saying during a HRV game from that period “I have to say Croatia are known to be extremely physical when necessary”, which is about right – when necessary. Maybe we get pushed around too much (as per portugal) these days compared to then
@ Slavonac – Good point. All in all we had more fighters on the pitch in 98. Kind of like how Uruguay plays today aside from the talented players they have they will step on you before they lose. We don’t have that mentality any more but we did have a few guys in the past that could be nasty if need be. I understand the ref vs Portugal should have given more cards which would have helped us but he didn’t and any soccer player knows you always play the refs whistle. Today we are arguably technically better and maybe more skilled, in my opinion, but mentally weaker characters and we lack mean players which you need sometimes.
Remember Croatia just came out of a war and we wanted to show the world who Croatia is. People know about Croatia now. Players are more interested in their hair, tattoos and selfies. The culture has changed.
Soldo never gets a mention but he was as strong a character and player as Bilic or Stimac. Longtime captain of Stuttgart too. That team had so much character and leadership.
Soul Champ…if Boksic was there in 98 I don’t think the final result of the game we lost vs France would have made much of a difference. Boban and Jarni both lost the ball right in the 18 yeard box area…both should have cleared the ball…I’m not sure what Boksic would have done to help those situations? we were winning 1-0, we lost that game by ourselves.
with regards to this team and comparing them to the team of 98…there’s a bit of a difference in many things:
1) we have far more access today with regards to info about each player, how they’re playing and all we have to do is use the media sources to read through opinions…use youtube to watch games and videos…watch Bein Sports or our local stations to see EPL, La Liga, the Bundesliga and Seria A…
2) the 98 team had more leaders than we do today. many of the players had strong personalities and were key players on their club team.
3) this generation is very good, but we usually tend to lack strategy when we need it most. we were brutal vs Mexico, we did ok vs Portugal but we could have subbed players sooner and used our strengths down the wings
4) we have a lot of players that seem mentally weak. how often do we see the entire team all firing on all cylinders? at one point, we thought Rebic was part of our future, where is he now? what happened to Radosevic, where’s Pivaric (or any left back for that matter) in his development, is Vida really a solution…is Lovren a suitable player…then compare this to the 98 era of Simic at right back, Stimac and Bilic in the middle, Jarni at left back….AND…more importantly than all that, how many warriors did we have vs today? there’s many examples of INCONSISTENCY on this team…this is a real problem, one I find to be more of an identity crisis.
the amount of fighters they had in the middle of the field in the 90’s was crazy vs what we see today…this era may have more talent but that doesn’t always win you games…especially when we need to break up the play and re-gain possession. or in a game where it’s all or nothing and all we need is that one chance while not affording the opponent a chance on us.
I’d prefer to believe there isn’t a fix in this sport but I know many people that do believe there is. I know there’s preference by refs, I saw it this past week with Barcelona and I’ve seen it several times in several games…but to think that an organization purposely fixes a game would deeply trouble me.
I love Briscola and Tresette…preferably playing in fours. the amount of memory, strategy and concentration involved is immense…you always have to know what cards are out and whats left…know what your partner has and play to his strenghts…both games are awesome!
yeah i actually thought that was satire too heheh
Lazio…. “Fifa their top priority is always the integrity of the game”
I second Idemo.
^^ I think Fifa first priority is $
For Fifa their top priority is always the integrity of the game and we know they take match fixing seriously which was evidenced when they investigated the Croatia vs Cameroon game at the last WC.
Besides Croatian sports.com nation I haven’t heard anything about Croatia vs Portugal being fixed.
Portugal was better and that’s it. Croatia, we become a trivia question, which was the only team to lose to a best 3rd placed team at Euro 2016?
We’re deeper now but the top 13 or so players on that 98 team were much better. More of an all around team and better balanced throughout. No glaring holes.
I think one of the keys to 98 was the element of surprise. No one underestimates us anymore.
Still not buying the fix against Portugal. They got away with hell, kicking us up and down the pitch but credit to them for initiating that tempo. Maybe we could have got away with that too.
The fix was in vs Portugal…Ref knew nobody would would stand up for Croatia…not Uefa, not fifa, not the EU, not the Croatian govt, not the predominantly jewish owned media,nor the Croatian fans.
If the Ref hands out a red card on any of those stomps…all hell would have broke loose.
The fix is in! Who got paid, who knows?
Croatia might have benefited from the fix in 98. Easy draw, german red card, romania pk, jamaica/japan group stage. FIFA might have pushed cro to make a good story out of it.
“Modric has to try and get some of that money back that Mamic has taken over the years”
Dont bite the hand that feeds you! Modric knows this real well. The players stay quiet because they are living well, payed well, and don’t want to jeopardize their lifestyle by speaking up.
Ask Torcida how they feel about Srna.
The players put their hearts out there on the pitch, but until changes are made, “uzalud vam trud sviraci”
Another golden generation down the drain. Sadly, this one is better than in 1998. That generation peaked in 96-97. Qualifying for Euro 2000 was a disaster.
This ones like comparing a man with a boy, I’ll ask it anyway,
Asanovic (vatreni lakat) or Modric (swears at refs)?
Bilic and Stimac or Corluka and Vida?
Some of the points above made are fair, i did watch nearly all the 90s matches – had to have a friend give them to me on VHS the day after hehe but i watched them all.. that team didn’t qualify well but they did well in major tourneys, this team is like the opposite, qualifies great and then disappoints in the actual tourney..
To me, our team isn’t as good as back then.. talking about starting 11 (im including Boksic with Suker).. maybe you can make an argument about depth being better now, that might be fair but the 90s team starting 11 was better than anything we’ve ever had since. I mean, for heaven’s sake, we don’t even have ONE striker that’s actually good, let alone the two we had with Suker and Boksic
To all you people saying we didn’t have as much depth in ’98.. i have two words for you:
Now, if we had talent like that today, then i could see us winning a world cup
I don’t know about the fix being in, but I wonder how much money the Croatian players in on it would’ve got for fixing it, if indeed it was fixed.
I mean Modric’s game was very ordinary against Portugal, Cacic waiting so long to make subs, and no goals Mandzukic coming in for Kalinic!
“The ref completely allowing Portugal to foul us 40 times (plus the non-calls),” and we didn’t fight fire with fire (because we’re the good guys, we play fair?), no way the 98 team would’ve copped that shit. Maybe it was fixed but not the way you guys think, Modric has to try and get some of that money back that Mamic has taken over the years somehow, if indeed the fix was in.
Drinking, hands down, would have been #1 on that survey had it been an option.
What will stop this golden generation at WC 2018? The ref, the coach, mamic, suker, the fans, the russians, bad luck, who knows?
Croatia to win the world cup? Come on people. Besides Uruguay, in 1950, has a small nation ever won a world cup. This trend will continue.
As far as the world cup, we havent even sealed a place. Perisic is suspended against Ukraine in a game played behind closed doors I believe. Croatia slips against Ukraine and Iceland beats Kosovo in March and we find ourselves tied with Iceland for 2nd place with our next match away to iceland.
These are two huge games for croatia. Two wins and you can pretty much pencil us in. Two losses and all hell breaks loose. However, with Curley, Shemp and Larry running the HNS anything is possible.
“The ref completely allowing Portugal to foul us 40 times (plus the non-calls) and only delivering ONE yellow card has to be some sort of record. It killed our ability to play.
On top of this, hitting the post and the non-call on the handball in the Portuguese box at the last minute of extra time (only to be scored on by the counter) is an incredible string of back luck.”
Bad Luck? The fix is in my friend.
Treseta is my choice of cards.
BEAST line up!
I am amazed at Perisic left footed skills being a right footed player.
He is probably too valuable as a goal scoring threat to put him at LB.
He is out against Ukraine when he picked up that boneheaded red card at the end of Iceland match.
I am dreaming of this lineup to get our best talent on the field:
Yes Perisic at LB with full license to go forward at will. Super talented wingback ala Marcelo / Jarni.
Mandzukic playing LW well for Juventus, and can help Perisic defensively.
If Alen Boksic was healthy in ’98 then we win the whole thing.
I am not saying our team is better right now than ’98.
What I am saying is that HNS has more depth with young talent piping up from youth ranks to support an elite core.
Luka Modric has the greatest club career of any player in Croatian history. If he leads us in a run in Russia then he will become the best nogometaš ever.
Funny how our team right now has no answer at LB and ’98 had Robert Jarni, a world class wing back. He probably tips the scale.
Man he was a horse.
If we had him with this team we would be world beaters.
Despite the high regard I have for the ’98 team, I believe that our team today is pretty much on par.
You have to realize that in order to do well in a tournament, you need more than just talent. You need luck too. Injuries, referee calls, etc all make a major impact.
We were screwed by the refs in the Germany quarterfinals match back in Euro 96. We should have won that game. But in France 98, we got some karma our way and got a good call against Germany that put things in our favor.
Same thing in this recent Euro 2016. The ref completely allowing Portugal to foul us 40 times (plus the non-calls) and only delivering ONE yellow card has to be some sort of record. It killed our ability to play.
On top of this, hitting the post and the non-call on the handball in the Portuguese box at the last minute of extra time (only to be scored on by the counter) is an incredible string of back luck.
Shit like this happens from time to time. There’s plenty of examples of this happening to the better teams in every tournament. The Swiss losing to Poland was also a travesty at those same Euros…we’re not the only ones.
If we had even a bit of luck on our side in that Portugal game, I have no doubt that we would have taken care of Poland and Wales in the subsequent matches, and would have ended up in the finals.
Portugal has some decent talent, but they were incredibly lucky too. They were very unlucky back at Euro 2004, and things reversed themselves at this recent Euro. You need both.
I hate it when people say we had a relatively easy road to the semi-finals back in ’98. It’s simply untrue.
Is it because Japan and Jamaica were in our group?
Who cares. The top two go on to the Round of 16, and there wasn’t a single group that we wouldn’t have progressed out of. France ’98 had good teams, but the tournament was NOT deep. There was only ONE surprise in the first round (Nigeria) who caused Spain to be eliminated early…but aside from this, there were no other groups where the top-2 seeded teams were eliminated.
Once in the knockout stage, we had to face a strong Romanian team who topped their group (beating both England and Colombia)…and we destroyed them.
We followed that up by beating Germany…and we beat them 3-0. Barely losing to France’s golden generation and beating a strong Netherlands squad to clinch 3rd is an incredible feat.
Give credit where it’s due.
We had an relatively easy road to the semi-finals in 98.
I think we played the best soccer ever last summer.
There is no reason this team cannot repeat what was done in 98 if put in the same circumstances.
How many games did you watch from the 90’s team?
People who watched them regularly have a more realistic picture of how good they were.
This is my favorite team ever. We more depth now then then.
If everyone can stay healthy and Kovacic and Pjaca become the stars they are expected to be, the team will be significantly stronger than what we had in the 90’s.
We will have a significantly better midfield and a better attack (with Perisic and Pjaca). Our Goalies today are better. However, we had a stronger defence then.
are you gay- stop with your love for ziva, that fool is an idiot and was called out many times on this site, talk about someone who would jump when the narrative suited him
only person on this site who knows soccer is Slavonac, listen to him
Guys i dont mean to burst your bubble but Suker was right; we haven’t ever produced anything remotely close to 98 again. I kinda miss Ziva just cos you guys get too carried away, saying this team is better than ’98.. geez, where have i heard that before?
Oh that’s right, before the world cup in 2014 – how’d that go?
I also heard it before Euro 2016 – how’d that go ?
Just settle down for heaven’s sake.. chances are we might do moderately okay in Russia.. for people saying we can win the whole thing, cmon, dont be ridiculous. the ’98 team is way, way, way better by three to one than anything we’ve ever had since
I don’t mind seeing Trump shaking things up in the States (doesn’t mean that i agree with his policies).
At least he is delivering what he’s promised.
More depth of talent than ever!
Ironic how when I spoke to Šuker years back he said we would never produce ’98 again.
No is Mickey Mouse self is the “head” of HNS and we prime to position ourselves as an elite national side.
Kovačić looks fantastic.
Drop the briskula, pick up bela instead. The joy of killing any zvanje with a four of a kind is almost as good as a royal flush.
I didn’t vote and I’m happy.
Agreed about the tennis.
NBA is lame.
And definitely about the shitcunts!
@iggy-Thanks for the best wishes. I did vote Trump, & I am happy (your hopes have been realized.) As a non-snowflake, I am also not offended by names such as Shitcunt. I’ll just keep going about my business making the World great again.
People aren’t protesting ‘the way’ this ban was implemented. They are protesting something that has been falsely reported as a ‘Muslim ban’ and most people are completely unaware that similar refugee bans took place just two years ago.
I agree with you that it was poorly implemented (as if he did it this way for shock value)… But again I doubt you even batted an eyelash when the US implemented refugee bans in the past (due to your undying loyalty to all things left wing).
Drop the political labels and colours. Your life will be so much better.
Obama just announced one day with no notice or forewarning a sudden non-acceptance of people from several countries, even if they did not directly enter from that country, were dual citizens or green card holders, and it was all done so suddenly that people who were actually in the air at the time had no idea till they landed and then were simply turned back? Wow, i must’ve missed that..
Australia are massive cuntrashes on refugees, no doubt, but why do you think that excuses everyone else, or excuses me from commenting on another country? This is commenting on my own affairs since there are 100,000 Aussies from the listed countries. It affects everyone, that’s the point..
fuck you guys are conveniently myopic
Now, on that pole, room for Bocce but not tennis ay ? We just had a lady reach the semi of the Aus, i’d put tennis above most of the others tbh
How is Australia’s refugee detention center going.
Australia doesn’t even hold refugees on it’s own soil and yet you feel compelled to criticize another country’s policies.
You nailed it.
Super Mario was sublime for Juventus this weekend. He truly is reinventing himself.
Not if you play briskula Dalmatian style (na duplo).
If you don’t know what that is, look it up. It’s like a combination of briskula and Russian roulette. That lingering one big fuck up can hit you out of nowhere and turn the game on its head.
You do realize that this ‘ban’ that Trump ordered has happened several times in past US presidencies, don’t you?
Obama did this twice. But people are so insanely partisan nowadays that you have to be blindly right wing or blindly left wing, with such loyalty that you must pick a side and fight with blinkers on.
I know you like to call yourself a left winger, but don’t fall for this left vs right crap. Criticize both sides when they do stupid shit (i.e. Trump acting like a buffoon and causing divisions, or Obama destroying Libya and starting fights with Russia).
Putting decent money on Cro in Russia if they keep this up.
I think this is the greatest soccer generation Croatia has ever had.
Sure, many will argue that the starting eleven in the 90’s was better, however, never have we had such a depth of talent with so many good players on big teams.
Not to mention the assembly line of young talents coming up.
Great time to be a Croatian soccer fan! If everyone stays healthy, we could go all the way in Russia.
Good poll on the main page.
We should include briskula on that list too.
I’d demolish any of you clowns in briskula, treset and bocanje. Real man sports right there.
Iggy well said. Just imploding.
Cop with a pen
Kalinic nice game
I hope you shitcunts that voted Trump are happy now
Kovacic with a goal. Nice to see.
and handball blows 8 point lead in 3rd place match