Wednesday, 18 August 2021

European Women's Volleyball Championship Begins: Croatia Hosts Group C in Zadar

August 18, 2021 - On Thursday, August 19, the Croatia volleyball team will play the first game of the European Women's Volleyball Championship against Switzerland in Zadar. The Croatian Volleyball Federation points out that they are ready, and their goal is to advance to the second phase of the competition, reports "We are healthy and ready for Thursday; there are still nuances left. We have had excellent preparations. We need to think gradually from game to game. I hope that we will win second place here, which is our goal, and get to the second phase of the competition…
Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Champions League Play-offs: Unrecognizable Dinamo Falls to Sheriff in 1st Match

August 18, 2021 - The Champions League play-offs got off to a rough start for Dinamo Zagreb, who looked unrecognizable against Moldovan club Sheriff in match 1 in Tiraspol. Croatian champions Dinamo suffered a brutal defeat in the first Champions League play-off match against Moldovan club Sheriff in Tiraspol. Sheriff won 3:0 thanks to goals by Traore (45', 80') and Kolovos (54'). Sheriff completely outplayed Dinamo and deservedly gained a big advantage before the return match in Zagreb next week.  "A disappointing game; Dinamo was not Dinamo today," said coach Damir Krznar.  "We failed to impose ourselves in our idea of…
Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Tokyo 2020: Croatia Paralympic Athletes Competing in Record Number of Sports

August 17, 2021 - Croatia Paralympic athletes will compete in a record 8 sports in Tokyo at the 2020 Paralympic Games.  The Croatian Paralympic Committee has concluded the list of athletes for the 16th Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo, held from August 24 to September 5, 2021, says HPO. Croatia's colors will be defended by 22 para-athletes in as many as a record eight sports, of which we are competing in para-taekwondo, para-bocce, and para-triathlon for the first time. Mikela Ristoski, Ivan Katanušić, Miljenko Vučić, Zoran Talić, Deni Černi, Velimir Šandor, Marijan Presečan, Matija Sloup, Ana Gradečak and Vladimir Gašpar…
Monday, 16 August 2021

Surprises in Latest Croatia Player List for September 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

August 16, 2021 - There are some surprises in Zlatko Dalić's Croatia player list for the September 2022 World Cup qualifiers, as Ante Rebić, Šime Vrsaljko, Bruno Petković, and Josip Brekalo were left off the list this time around.  The Croatia national team's first gathering after Euro 2020 is scheduled for Monday, August 30, after which the 2018 World Cup finalists will again have a busy schedule with three games in a week in September. Croatia will play against Russia in Moscow on September 1. Three days later, they will compete against Slovakia in Bratislava. Finally, the September campaign will…
Monday, 16 August 2021

HNL Round 5 Recap: Osijek Beats Rijeka, Hajduk Moves to 3rd, Šibenik Wins 6:2

August 16, 2021 - The 5th round of the Croatian First League was held from August 13 to 15, 2021. This round saw Osijek win the derby against Rijeka, while Hajduk continued their at-home winning streak. There were even blowout wins for both Šibenik and Lokomotiva! Here's our HNL round 5 recap.  Dinamo v. Gorica (1:0) Dinamo and Gorica opened the 5th round at Maksimir Stadium on Friday, August 13, 2021.  The match's only goal was an own goal by Gorica's Doka, which put Dinamo up at 1:0 in the 36th minute. Gorica was unable to equalize. 
  Dinamo is…
Saturday, 14 August 2021

Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić Move to Canadian Open Doubles Final!

August 15, 2021 - The world's best Croatian tennis duo has done it again - Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić have reached their 12th final so far this year by advancing to the Canadian Open doubles final!  Olympic gold medalists Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić advanced to the ATP Masters 1000 series finals in Toronto. In the semifinal match, they defeated German Kevin Krawietz and Romanian Horia Tecau 7-6 (3), 7-6 (12). Mektić and Pavić were more successful in both tie breaks during the match.  In the first set, each side equalized once on their opponent's service - Krawietz and…
Saturday, 14 August 2021

Stablina Crew Wins Neretva Boat Marathon

ZAGREB, 14 Aug, 2021 - The crew from Stablina won the 24th Neretva Boat Marathon, raced on Saturday afternoon down a 22.5 kilometre stretch of the river Neretva from the town of Metković to the seaport of Ploče. Among the 33 crews racing, rowers from Zagreb came second, while a crew from Metković finished third. This was the Stablina crew's fourth gold in this competition, finishing this year's race in two hours, 11 minutes and 53 seconds. Due to COVID restrictions, the race again took place without spectators and accompanying events in Metković and the finish line in Ploče. The Neretva Boat Marathon is an amateur sporting competition…
Saturday, 14 August 2021

Four Croatian Olympic Medallists From Dalmatia Get Cash Rewards

ZAGREB, 14 Aug, 2021 - The local authorities in Split-Dalmatia County have recently decided to reward the four Olympic medalists, who hail from this Croatian region, and the two of them who were Olympic champions in their events in Tokyo received the highest reward, 25,000 kuna at a ceremony in Split on 9 August. Those were Matea Jelić, who grabbed the Olympic gold medal in the women's taekwondo 67kg final, and Mate Pavić, who was a member of the Croatian pair that won Olympic men's doubles tennis title. A reward of 20,000 kuna was given to sailor Tonči Stipanović, who bagged silver in the…
Saturday, 14 August 2021

Unstoppable Mektić and Pavić Advance to Canadian Open Doubles Semis!

August 14, 2021 - The unstoppable Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić are in the Canadian Open doubles semis after defeating Dutch player Matwe Middlekop and Australian player Luke Saville 6-3, 6-7 (6), 10-7 in the quarterfinals. Olympic gold medalists Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić achieved their 17th consecutive victory and advanced to the semifinals of the ATP Masters 1000 Series tournament in Toronto, where they defeated Dutch player Matwe Middlekop and Australian Luke Saville 6-3, 6-7 (6), 10-7 in the quarterfinals. It was the 60th match for the Croatian duo this season, and they reached their 55th victory. For the 17th time…
Friday, 13 August 2021

Neretva Boat Marathon to Be Held in Line with Anti-Epidemic Rules

ZAGREB, 13 Aug 2021 - Everything is ready for the 24th edition of the Neretva Boat Marathon, which will be held on Saturday in compliance with the epidemiological measures, the organiser of the event told Hina on Friday. This year there will be 35 crews in this amateur sporting event, said Hrvoje Lazarević of the Neretva River Boatmen Association that organises this 22.5 kilometre-long race of traditional boats along the River Neretva from the city of Metković to the seaport of Ploče. Thus, 23 crews are from the Neretva valley, another ten are from other parts of Croatia and two from abroad: one from Mostar…
Friday, 13 August 2021

Croatia Women's Handball Team Draws Group G at World Championships in Spain

August 13, 2021 - The Croatia women's handball team draws Group G at the World Championships to be held this December in Spain.  The Croatia women's handball team will play in Group G at the World Championships to be held in Spain from December 2 to 19 this year, and its rivals will be the second representative of Asia and the first and third representatives of South and Central America, the draw in Castellon decided on Friday.  Croatia was the winner in the draw and in the end, avoided all other European selections in the first round. Croatia's rivals in…
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