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Friday, 8 July 2022

Hajduk and Dinamo Prepare for SuperSport Superkup at Maksimir on Saturday

July 8, 2022 - Hajduk and Dinamo will meet in the SuperSport Superkup match at Maksimir Stadium at 20:00 on Saturday. At the first official press conference this season, Hajduk coach Valdas Dambrauskas and striker Nikola Kalinić gave their views on the upcoming match and answered numerous questions. The Hajduk coach first reflected on the recent preparations in which four games were played against strong rivals: "We are satisfied with our preparations; we have fulfilled the set goals and played matches against solid rivals. Therefore, in the pre-season, I don't worry about results, we are focused on progress, and I am…
Friday, 8 July 2022

Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić Dramatically Advance to Wimbledon Doubles Final!

July 8, 2022 - Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić are in the Wimbledon doubles final - again!  Croatia doubles team Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić will defend their Wimbledon title in the doubles competition after defeating Colombians Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the semi-final of the third tennis Grand Slam tournament of the season. Mektić and Pavić won 6:7 (2), 7:6 (0), 4: 6, 6:2, 7:6 (10:4) after four hours and 22 minutes of play. Mektić and Pavić thus achieved their 11th consecutive victory at Wimbledon and are now just one step away from defending the title. Croatian pride…
Thursday, 7 July 2022

Manuel Neuer Cycles to Croatia: German Footballer Returns for Summer - Again!

July 7, 2022 - It wouldn't be summer in Croatia without a visit by one of the world's most famous football stars. Manuel Neuer cycles to Croatia from Germany to kick off his Bayern Munich pre-season! Bayern's stars are soon gathering to prepare for the new season. While many are counting the last days of their vacation on beaches and yachts, one footballer has decided to keep his form in top shape on holiday - and that is goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, reports Gol.hr. The famous German goalkeeper decided to start his pre-season preparations before rejoining his club and embarked on…
Thursday, 7 July 2022

Dubrovnik Football History Book Officially Presented by Željan Konsuo

July 7, 2022 - In the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the first official match in the city, Željan Konsuo, an excellent chronicler of Dubrovnik sports, presented his third book, "Dubrovnik Football History". It is the first book entirely dedicated to football in Dubrovnik.  At Hotel Valamar Lacroma, the Dubrovnik public was presented with a new book by the multi-awarded author, Željan Konsuo, which he dedicated to the beginnings and development of Dubrovnik football. "Dubrovnik Football History," in addition to providing a chronological overview of football clubs and notable results, also reveals a whole series of unknown details and…
Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Croatia Women's Handball Team Takes Silver at Mediterranean Games

July 6, 2022 - The Croatia women's handball team lost to Spain in the final of the Mediterranean Games, taking the silver medal in the end.  The Croatia women's handball team lost to Spain 25:29 in the Mediterranean Games final in Oran. It is the second silver medal in the history of this Croatia national team. In addition, they have one gold and two bronze medals. Spain opened the match brilliantly. After less than 6 minutes, they led 0:4. Croatia was also further depleted by the injuries of Lucija Bešen and Andrea Šimara during the tournament. Little by little, Croatia…
Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Alen Halilović Signs with Rijeka in Effort to Revive Football Career

July 6, 2022 - The youngest-ever debutant for the Croatia national team and once considered the most promising young talent in Europe is looking to revive his career. Alen Halilović returns to Croatia as a new member of Rijeka.  Alen Halilović is a new player of HNK Rijeka, the club announced on Wednesday. Halilović underwent a medical examination this morning and signed the contract afterward, reports Rijeka.  After playing in the second division of English football for two years, first for Birmingham and then for Reading, who did not offer him a new contract, Halilović decided to return to Croatia…
Wednesday, 6 July 2022

16-year-old Jana Koščak Sets Heptathlon World Record for Most Points Won Under 18!

July 6, 2022 - The 16-year-old Jana Koščak from Varaždin is the junior European champion in Jerusalem! She won gold in the heptathlon, which is an incredible achievement for this young Croatian athlete who excelled in Israel. It is also Croatia's first European gold in this category. Jana entered the last discipline of the heptathlon 800 meters with 299 points ahead of the Hungarian Kriszt, who came to the championship with a lower result than Jana. Jana recorded 2:24.45. British athlete Hembridge was great with 2:14.68. Jana ran her own race with an excellent 2:23.96 for 4th place, her best result…
Tuesday, 5 July 2022

32nd Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag Brings Best of Tennis to Istria in July

July 5, 2022 - The 32nd Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag tournament will be held from July 22 to 31! Top tennis, an attractive music program, excellent culinary delights, and the great promotion of Umag, Istria, and Croatian tourism - all this will mark the 32nd edition of the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag tournament, which will be held this season from July 22 to 31, reports HTS. This is guaranteed by some of the best tennis players in the world, such as Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, Italian Jannik Sinner, Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, Dane Holger Rune, and Croatian representative Borna Ćorić, whose…
Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Croatia Men's Volleyball Team Wins Mediterranean Games Gold!

July 5, 2022 - The Croatia men's volleyball team takes home the Mediterranean Games gold medal after defeating Spain!  The Croatia men's volleyball team celebrated in the final of the Mediterranean Games in Oran on Monday, reaching the title without losing a set in the match for the gold medal. Croatia defeated Spain 3:0 (25:22, 30:28, 25:20). The final was tense, as it should be, but Croatia was slightly better than Spain from the start. Croatia won the first set with a three-point advantage, the second with two, and finally the third with a five-point advantage. Petar Đirlić led Croatia's…
Monday, 4 July 2022

Matea Jelić Wins Gold, Nika Petanjek Bronze at Mediterranean Games

ZAGREB, 4 July 2022 - Olympic gold medalist Croatian taekwondo athlete Matea Jelić has won a gold medal at the 2022 Mediterranean Games in Oran, Algeria, defeating Cecilia Castro Burgos of Spain in the women's under-67kg final 8-7. Jelić first defeated Anamarija Georgievska from North Macedonia 28-5 in the quarter-final and Aya Shehata from Egypt 8-5 in the semi-final. Today, another Croatian taekwondo athlete won a medal in Oran - Nika Petanjek took the bronze in the over-67kg category. To read more about sport in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page.
Monday, 4 July 2022

Igor Tudor Named Head Coach of Olympique de Marseille

July 4, 2022 - It had been rumored for days, and now Olympique Marseille has officially confirmed Igor Tudor as the club's new coach. The Croatian coach signed a contract with the former European champion for two years. The former head of Hajduk will sit on the bench of the French club after Croatia, Greece, Turkey, and Italy. Last season, Tudor successfully led Hellas Verona, and those results attracted one of the biggest French clubs ever and a great rival to PSG. Tudor boasts over 50 caps for the Croatia national team and at the club level, he spent most of his…
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