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Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Fugitive Football Mogul Zdravko Mamić Sues Croatia for Violating Right to Fair Trial

May 11, 2022 - Former Dinamo leader and fugitive football mogul Zdravko Mamić, who was sentenced to six and a half years in prison in Croatia for illegally extracting 52 million kuna from the Zagreb club, filed a lawsuit with the European Court for human rights. Telegram finds out that the lawsuit was sent to Strasbourg, from which Mamić expects to establish that the court proceedings against him at the Osijek County Court were not fair. Instead, he sued Croatia precisely for violating the right to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence and illegally confiscating property from his wife.…
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Croatia is 8th Largest Exporter of Footballers in the World!

May 10, 2022 - Croatia is the 8th largest exporter of footballers in the world! Namely, 400 football players from Croatia play abroad in 135 professional leagues worldwide. According to those statistics, Croatia is the eighth largest exporter of footballers in the world, reports Slobodna Dalmacija.  One of the few Croatian industries that are very competitive globally is football. Even though there are less than 4 million inhabitants, hardly any adequate infrastructure, stadiums, or pitches, coaches in the younger categories are often underpaid, and laws do not adequately support investments in sports, Croatia is a real football miracle - especially when…
Monday, 9 May 2022

HNL Round 34 Recap: Hajduk Beats Rijeka, Dinamo Tops Osijek in Derby Weekend

May 9, 2022 - The 34th round of the Croatian First League was played from May 6 to 8, 2022. This derby weekend featured Rijeka-Hajduk and Dinamo-Osijek, with both Hajduk and Dinamo winning 3:0, leaving Osijek out of the title race. Here is our HNL round 34 recap.  Hr. Dragovoljac v. Slaven Belupo (1:1) Dragovoljac and Belupo opened the 34th round on Friday, May 6, 2022, in Zagreb.  Frigan gave Dragovoljac the early lead for 1:0 in the 3rd minute Krstanovic was unable to equalize for Belupo until the 50th minute for 1:1. Karrica received his second yellow in the…
Sunday, 8 May 2022

ATP Challenger Zagreb Open Brings Tennis Back to Capital

May 8, 2022 - The upcoming edition of the ATP Challenger Zagreb Open is held from May 8 to 14 on the grounds of TC Maksimir. The ATP Challenger Zagreb Open is the only and largest men's international professional tennis tournament held in the city of Zagreb, and 64 tennis players from more than 40 countries will compete for a prize fund of $52,080. Croatian tennis players will also take part in the tournament, including Borna Gojo, Nino Serdarušić, Mili Poljičak, and Dino Prižmić. “We are extremely pleased to welcome the new edition of the ATP Challenger Zagreb Open. From the…
Sunday, 8 May 2022

Football for Peace: Hajduk Jersey Auction Raises 51,450 HRK for Ukrainian Orphans

May 8, 2022 - The Hajduk jersey auction as part of the 'Football for Peace' campaign has raised 51,450 kuna,  in addition to the over 600,000 kn raised through the Hajduk-Shakhtar friendly match and donor phone line!  Hajduk recently presented its new home jersey for next season which is now finally on sale to the public as of this weekend. The first 12 copies of the new Hajduk jersey, made of 100 percent recycled plastic and special eco-fabric (13 0.5-liter plastic bottles were needed to make one jersey) have been donated in the 'Football for Peace' auction to raise money for…
Saturday, 7 May 2022

Where to Watch Croatia’s Upcoming World Cup Games in London

May 7, 2022 - With the 2022 FIFA World Cup coming up in Qatar during the months of November and December, anticipation and excitement is high for Croatia football fans.  To recap, the World Cup starts on 21 November with the final to be played on 18 December. Croatia will play against the following teams: Morocco - Wednesday, 23 November Canada - Sunday, 27 November Belgium - Thursday, 1 December Many fans are now starting to plan their locations and venues to view the games at, particularly if they choose to view the games in Qatar. Croatia has football fans…
Thursday, 5 May 2022

WTA Makarska Open Bringing 22 TOP 100 Players for Strongest Tournament Yet

May 5, 2022 - Defending champion Jasmine Paolini, last year's finalist and top-ranked Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus, and eight-time Grand Slam winner, 2019 doubles world number one and top 10 player in 2017 Kristina Mladenović will play at the WTA Makarska Open at Valamar this year!  Clara Burel also comes from France, who, at the age of 19, played in the third round of Roland Garros in 2020. Marta Kostyuk, a young Ukrainian star under the leadership of celebrated Croatian ace Ivan Ljubičić, Anna Bondar, the best Hungarian tennis player, and Spaniard Nuria Parrizas Diaz will also compete. Along with the…
Thursday, 5 May 2022

Croatian Footballer to Play in Champions League Final for 11th Consecutive Season!

May 5, 2022 - Croatia continues its impressive Champions League final series. For the eleventh year in a row, Croatia will have a representative in the Champions League final, confirming it is a superpower in the European football world.  But just how rare is this feat? 24 Sata reports that apart from Croatia, only Brazil, Spain and France had players in the last ten Champions League finals! After Real Madrid beat Man City in extra time on Wednesday night's semifinal, Croatia captain Luka Modrić locked his spot in his fifth Champions League final. Luka has also won in all four so…
Thursday, 5 May 2022

New NK Osijek Stadium to Open in December 2022, Capacity Expanded

May 5, 2022 - All works on the new NK Osijek stadium will be completed by December this year, confirmed the chief supervising engineer Hrvoje Sučić. Thus, Osijek will be home to the most modern stadium in Croatia and a camp with six football fields where students from the Osijek Football School will train, reports Sportske Novosti. "Work is underway on all segments, from the external roads and parking lots with 890 places to the final layer on the auxiliary terrains, followed by the grass installation. As for high-rise construction, 95 percent of the reinforced concrete construction work has been completed.…
Wednesday, 4 May 2022

HNS, Hrvatski Telekom, and SuperSport Sign Historic Croatian Football Contract

May 4, 2022 - A historic Croatian football contract was signed today by the Croatian Football Federation, Hrvatski Telekom, and SuperSport.  Today in Zagreb, the leaders of the Croatian Football Federation, Hrvatski Telekom, and SuperSport signed an agreement on television and marketing rights for matches under the auspices of the Croatian Football Federation, announced HNS. The contract signing ceremony by which Hrvatski Telekom became the owner of television and SuperSport marketing rights for matches owned by the Croatian Football Federation was organized in the Opera Hall of the Westin Hotel in Zagreb. Contracts run from the beginning of the 2022/23…
Wednesday, 4 May 2022

EHF European League: Nexe Našice Writes History with Final 4 Spot!

May 4, 2022 - Nexe Našice and GOG drew 37:37 in the return match of the EHF European League quarterfinals and is the first Croatian club to advance to the Final 4 of the prestigious European handball club competition! Nexe thus wrote the history of Našice, Slavonia, and Croatian handball, achieving this phenomenal success. NEXE drew against the Danish club GOG in the full Phönix Tag Arena in Gudme, and defended the advantage from the first meeting a week ago when they celebrated 32:27. Nexe played a brilliant 20 minutes, and then missed a lot of opportunities in the last ten…
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