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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…
Friday, 13 August 2021

Michael Jordan to Present Toni Kukoč at Basketball Hall of Fame Induction

August 13, 2021 - The legendary Michael Jordan will present Toni Kukoč at the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month! After it was announced in May that Toni Kukoč would be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Illinois, we learned on Thursday that one of the greatest basketball legends to live would introduce the Croatian basketballer to the Hall of Fame. When talking about basketball greats, it's impossible to miss mentioning the legendary American basketball player and one of the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan, Kukoč's teammate on the Chicago Bulls. Jerry Reinsdorf, longtime…
Thursday, 12 August 2021

Europa Conference League: Rijeka Tops Hibernian for Playoffs Spot, Osijek Eliminated

August 12, 2021 - In the UEFA Europa Conference League 3rd qualifying round, Rijeka tops Hibernian to move to the playoffs, while Osijek and CSKA draw to knock the Croatian club out of the competition.  Rijeka beat Hibernian 4:1 in the Conference League's 3rd qualifying round and advanced to the playoffs. The first match between Rijeka and Hibernian in Edinburgh ended 1:1.  Pavičić crowned Rijeka's better game in the first half with a goal in the 36th minute. Hibernian opened the second half with a goal in the 56th minute to shock the home team. After a Hibernian exclusion forced…
Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Dinamo Beats Legia Warsaw for Spot in Champions League Playoffs!

August 10, 2021 - Dinamo beats Legia Warsaw in the Champions League 3rd qualifying round to advance to the playoffs!  Dinamo played Legia Warsaw in the hunt for the Champions League playoffs on Tuesday. The two teams met in Warsaw for the return match of the Champions League 3rd qualifying round. The result of the first game was 1:1 at Maksimir. As a reminder, as of this season, the away goal rule no longer applies. Bartol Franjić scored the decisive goal in the 20th minute for the Dinamo lead and ultimate win.  Dinamo was more determined on the pitch from…
Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Longtime KK Split Captain Srđan Subotić Becomes New First Team Coach

August 10, 2021 - Croatian basketball runner-up KK Split announced on Monday that Srđan Subotić (41) has been appointed the new coach of the first team. The long-time captain of Split, who was a promising young player and had a unique game as a playmaker, immediately started working as a coach at the club after the end of his playing career. In 2017,  Subotić started working as a coach in the club's youth team and then assisted the coaches of the first team, Ivica Skelina and Mile Karakaš. He will lead Split to a new season in which they will fight…
Monday, 9 August 2021

HNL Round 4 Recap: Hajduk Beats Gorica, Dinamo and Rijeka Games Postponed

August 9, 2021 - The 4th round of the Croatian First League was held on August 7 and 8, 2021. This round saw Hajduk beat Gorica in their first away victory in Velika Gorica, while Dinamo and Rijeka postponed their 4th round matches due to European commitments. Here's our HNL round 4 recap.  Slaven Belupo v. Šibenik (1:1) Belupo and Šibenik opened the 4th round on Saturday, August 7, 2021, in Koprivnica.  Jakoliš scored for the Šibenik lead in the 33rd minute for 0:1 at the half. Belupo's Monjac equalized for 1:1 in the 88th to end the match in…
Monday, 9 August 2021

Tokyo 2020 Croatia Recap: 8 Olympic Medals, 2nd Most Successful Games in Croatian History

August 9, 2021 - Now that the Olympics Games have ended, a look at the Tokyo 2020 Croatia recap as it was the 2nd most successful Games in Croatian history.  The Olympic Games in Tokyo are the second most successful Olympics for Croatia in history, reports Slobodna Dalmacija. Croatia won three gold, three silver, and two bronze medals in Tokyo, taking 26th place in the overall list of medal winners. Only in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 were Croatian athletes were more successful, winning five gold, three silver, and two bronze medals. Croatia equaled the number of gold medals in…
Sunday, 8 August 2021

Croatia Water Polo Finishes Tokyo Olympics in 5th Place

August 8, 2021 - Croatia water polo finished 5th at the Olympic Games in Tokyo after beating the USA 14-11 (2-3, 4-2, 4-2, 4-4) on the last day of the Games. The "Barracudas" concluded the Olympic tournament with a victory where they broke the USA in the second and third quarters. Luka Bukić was the most efficient for Croatia with three goals, Xavi Garcia, Ante Vukićević, Maro Joković, and Luka Lončar scored two goals each, and Paulo Obradović, Lovre Miloš, and Marko Macan scored one goal each. Croatia recorded six wins and two defeats in Tokyo.  "It is difficult for me…
Saturday, 7 August 2021

Croatia's Last Hope: No Olympic Medal for Ivan Kvesić

August 7, 2021 - The last individual representative for Croatia at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, 24-year-old Ivan Kvesić, was left without a place in the karate semifinal after he achieved one victory and three defeats in his group in the over 75 kg category.  Kvesić started the competition with a 3-2 victory against Saudi Tareg Hamedi. This was followed by a fight against Iranian Sajad Ganjzadeh in which the referees did not recognize Kvesić with a kick to the head at 0-0 after a minute and a half of fighting. By the end, the Iranian national was better and won…
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