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Monday, 9 January 2023

Croatia Cup 2023: Croatia Wins Poreč Tournament as Last Test before Handball World Champs

January 9, 2023 - The Croatia men's handball team beat Israel 37:23 on Sunday in Poreč to win the Croatia Cup 2023, their final preparation before the Handball World Championships begin this week! The Croatia men's handball team defeated Israel in the 3rd round of the Croatia Cup 2023 (37:23) to win the tournament! It was Croatia's last test before the Handball World Championships, which starts this week in Sweden and Poland. Croatia plays in Group G against Egypt, the USA, and Morocco. Compared to Croatia's first match against North Macedonia at the start of the tournament, coach Hrvoje Horvat…
Saturday, 7 January 2023

FIFA Gives Robert Ljubičić Green Light to Play for Croatia

January 7, 2023 - FIFA has given Robert Ljubičić the green light to change his football citizenship. The 23-year-old Dinamo Zagreb midfielder can now play for the Croatia national team! In November 2022, Robert Ljubičić decided that he wanted to represent the national team of Croatia in the future, after which the process began with FIFA to change his football citizenship from Austrian to Croatian. After months-long efforts, Ljubičić can play for Croatia!  Ljubičić started his senior career at St. Pölten, after which he played for Rapid Wein and came to Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2022. "We are happy…
Friday, 6 January 2023

Dinamo Star Mislav Oršić Signs for Southampton F.C. until 2025

January 6, 2023 - Mislav Oršić signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the English Premier League club Southampton F.C. on Friday. He thus leaves Dinamo Zagreb after four and a half seasons, where he scored 91 goals in 216 appearances. Oršić is also Dinamo's top scorer in European competitions with 28 goals. He's won seven trophies with Dinamo - four Croatian championships, one Croatian Cup, and two Croatian Supercups. "I will remember every moment I experienced in these four and a half years. Today is tough for me, although I believe everyone understands my decision. The way to this English Premier…
Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Croatia Gears Up for 2023 World Handball Championship in Poland and Sweden

January 3, 2023 - The 2023 World Handball Championship will be held in Poland and Sweden from January 11 to 29. The 2023 World Handball Championship will be played in Poland and Sweden from January 11 to 29. This means the Croatia men's handball team is finally back in action! Croatia gathered on New Year's Eve and began final preparations for the World Championship. As part of their final preparations in Poreč, the Croatian Handball Federation traditionally organizes the Croatia Cup. Croatia will thus face North Macedonia in Poreč on January 6 and Israel on January 8. Tickets for all Croatia Cup matches…
Monday, 2 January 2023

Hajduk Announces Coach Ivan Leko, Starts 2023 with Over 8,000 Club Members

January 3, 2023 - 2023 is off to a running start for Hajduk. Former Hajduk captain and player Ivan Leko has been announced as the new coach, and fans have secured over 8,000 club memberships since January 1!  Ivan Leko is the new coach of Hajduk! On the last day of 2022, the 44-year-old expert from Split agreed to cooperate with the club until the summer of 2025. He will take over the Hajduk bench at the beginning of January 2023. The first official match of the former legendary and trophy-winning Hajduk captain is expected against Šibenik on January 22…
Saturday, 31 December 2022

244 Medals Won: A Look Back on Croatia's Sporting Success in 2022

December 31, 2022 - This year wasn't just about the World Cup. A look back on Croatia's sporting success in 2022, with 244 medals won at major competitions.  Croatian male and female athletes proved this year that they are the true ambassadors of the country. In the last year, Croatian athletes of all ages won 244 medals, of which 85 were gold, at major international competitions. A look at some of the successes that marked the 2022 sports year, as reported by HRT. And it's easy to begin, as we just celebrated the peak of the 2022 sports year. Croatia…
Monday, 19 December 2022

Croatia, the Tiny Country Which Consistently Delivers

December 19, 2022 - The heroes are home, with some 80,000 cheering the returning Vatreni to Zagreb with their third World Cup medal in just 6 tournaments. There can be few places better during the World Cup than Croatia. The tiny country which dared to dream is transformed into a sea of red and white squares, as seemingly every member of the population possesses their own version of the national football shirt. A tiny nation of just 4 million people, and yet one which consistently delivers on the international stage at the big tournaments when it matters. Third place in…
Saturday, 17 December 2022

A New Bronze Generation: Croatia Finishes 3rd at 2022 FIFA World Cup!

December 17, 2022 - A new 'Bronze Generation' was born tonight in Qatar. Croatia beat Morocco to finish 3rd at the 2022 FIFA World Cup!  After Croatia lost to Argentina on Tuesday and Morocco lost to France on Wednesday, the two teams dropped out of the fight for the 2022 World Cup title. But that doesn't mean they had nothing left to play for. Croatia and Morocco met in the 3rd place play-off on Saturday at Khalifa International Stadium, the winner of which would take home the bronze medal.  Croatia will thus close the tournament against the same national team…
Friday, 16 December 2022

Dalić and Kovačić ahead of Morocco: "We Want to Win World Cup Bronze and Repeat 1998"

December 16, 2022 - Zlatko Dalić and Mateo Kovačić held Croatia's final pre-match day press conference at the Main Media Center in Qatar on Friday. Croatia and Morocco will fight for the World Cup bronze medal on Saturday at 6 pm local time.  After Croatia lost to Argentina on Tuesday and Morocco lost to France on Wednesday, the two teams dropped out of the fight for the 2022 World Cup title. They will play the 3rd place play-off on Saturday at Khalifa International Stadium.  Zlatko Dalić and Mateo Kovačić addressed the press at the Main Media Center for the last…
Friday, 16 December 2022

Save the Date: Croatia World Cup Welcome Reception in Zagreb on Sunday!

December 16, 2022 - After an incredible reception in 2018, another Croatia World Cup welcome reception will be organized in Zagreb on Sunday!  The Croatian Football Federation, in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Zagreb, will organize a ceremonial welcome for the Croatia national team after the exceptional success achieved at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. On Saturday, December 17, Croatia will play against Morocco for 3rd place in the FIFA World Cup. No matter the result on Saturday, Croatia has achieved another incredible result that caused euphoria back in the…
Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Croatia and Morocco to Fight for 2022 World Cup Bronze Medal

December 14, 2022 - After Croatia lost to Argentina in the 2022 World Cup semi-final on Tuesday night, they will play the match for 3rd place on Saturday. After losing to France tonight, Croatia will fight Morocco for the 2022 World Cup bronze medal.  It wasn't Croatia's night on Tuesday. A penalty that likely should have never been called disrupted Croatia's otherwise stunning football in the first 34 minutes of their semi-final match against Argentina. And that was all the Messi-led Argentina needed to come out and score another two goals to win 3-0, ending Croatia's World Cup final dreams. …
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