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Friday, 4 November 2022

We Are All One Family: HNS Launches Campaign against Discrimination

November 4, 2022 - 'We Are All One Family' is a new campaign launched by the Croatian Football Federation against discrimination in football.  The Croatian Football Federation presented the promotional campaign "We Are All One Family," which sends a strong message that all forms of discrimination in football are unacceptable. Players of all ten clubs in the SuperSport Croatian Football League and NK Parag, including members of the Roma national minority, are featured in three videos. In addition to Croatia national team members Dominik Livaković, Bruno Petković, Mislav Oršić, Lovro Kalinić, Marko Livaja, Ivica Ivušić, and Nediljko Labrović, the videos…
Thursday, 3 November 2022

Dinamo Eliminated from Europe, Club Earns Over 25m EUR from Champions League

November 3, 2022 -  Dinamo needed a miracle to continue playing in Europe this season, but a loss against Chelsea on Wednesday night in London resulted in a last-place finish in their Champions League group.  Chelsea beat Dinamo 2-1 in the 6th round of Group E of the Champions League, thus eliminating the Zagreb team from playing in Europe this season.  Dinamo could have finished 3rd in the standings and continued in the Europa League only by beating Chelsea and if Milan beat RB Salzburg. Milan did beat the Austrian champion 4-0 at home, but Dinamo could not do the…
Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Luka Modric Talks War, Childhood and Football (VIDEO)

November 1, 2022 - A rare insight into the Luka Modric childhood story in a rare interview for FIFA ahead of this year's World Cup.  He is arguably the most famous living Croat, a global superstar whose magic on the football pitch has inspired millions of kids around the world, many of whom wear the Croatian number 10 replica shirt as a sign of their devotion. But the glittering career of Luka Modric and all the global attention is a far cry from him very humble beginnings in Zadar as a child growing up and just wanting to play football.…
Monday, 31 October 2022

Zlatko Dalić Announces Wider 2022 World Cup Croatia Player List

October 31, 2022 - Croatia national team coach Zlatko Dalić announced a wider list of players for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.  On Wednesday, November 9, Dalić will announce the final list of candidates for the World Cup, which includes between 23 and 26 players. The Croatian Football Federation must submit the definitive list of players to FIFA on November 14. After that, it is possible to change players up to 24 hours before the first match in case of injury, reports HNS. There are 34 names on Dalić's wider list of candidates, one less than expected after Lovre Kalinić…
Monday, 31 October 2022

SuperSport HNL Round 15: Osijek Gives Dinamo First Defeat, Hajduk Misses Out on 3 Points

October 31, 2022 - The SuperSport HNL 15th round was played from October 28 to October 31, 2022. This round featured the derby between Osijek and Dinamo at City Garden Stadium, with Dinamo recording its first defeat of the season, while Hajduk missed out on taking 3 points against Lokomotiva with a last-minute 2:2 draw. Here's our SuperSport HNL round 15 recap.  Sibenik v. Varazdin (1:2) Sibenik and Varazdin opened the 15th round on Friday, October 28, in Sibenik.  The first half went without goals, but the second half certainly made up for it. Dolcek scored for 1:0 Sibenik in…
Monday, 24 October 2022

SuperSport HNL Round 14: Hajduk and Dinamo Draw at Poljud, Varazdin Shocks Osijek

October 24, 2022 - The SuperSport HNL 14th round was played from October 21 to October 23, 2022. This round featured the always anticipated 'Eternal Derby' between Hajduk and Dinamo at Poljud, while Varazdin shocked Osijek 4:1, preventing Osjiek from catching up to Hajduk in 2nd place. Here's our SuperSport HNL round 14 recap.  Hajduk v. Dinamo (1:1) Hajduk and Dinamo opened the 14th round on Friday, October 21, at Poljud Stadium. Just over 32,000 fans were in attendance.  Marko Livaja scored first to put Hajduk ahead at 1:0 in the 26th minute. While Hajduk was better in the first…
Monday, 17 October 2022

SuperSport HNL Round 13: 8 Points Separate Dinamo and Hajduk Before Friday's Derby

October 17, 2022 - The SuperSport HNL 13th round was played from October 14 to October 16, 2022. Another last-minute win for Hajduk keeps them 8 points behind Dinamo before the big derby this Friday at Poljud Stadium in Split. Rijeka also recorded their second consecutive win. Here's our SuperSport HNL round 13 recap.  Sibenik v. Slaven Belupo (0:2) Sibenik and Slaven Belupo opened the 13th round on Friday, October 14, in Sibenik.  Sibenik was the first to score in the 21st minute, but VAR ultimately ruled the goal offside. Hoxha put Belupo ahead in the 71st minute for 0:1…
Sunday, 16 October 2022

Croatia Handball Edges Out Belgium in Dramatic 2024 EURO Qualifying Match

October 16, 2022 - After a thrilling second half that went goal for goal, the Croatia handball team beat Belgium 30-27 in Hasselt as part of the EHF EURO 2024 qualifiers.  After beating Greece in the 1st EHF EURO 2024 qualification round, a new challenge awaited the Croatia men's handball team. On Sunday, Croatia played in Hasselt against Belgium, a national team that has made great strides in the last few years and is rapidly approaching major competitions. Hrvoje Horvat took 18 players to Belgium. He decided to spare Ivan Pešić, Veron Načinović, and Vlada Matanović. The first two missed the…
Monday, 10 October 2022

Barbara Matić Takes Gold in First All-Croatian Judo World Cup Final!

October 10, 2022 - Current world champion Barbara Matić and fellow countrywoman Lara Cvjetko fought for the gold medal in the Judo World Cup final on Monday!  After beating their Japanese opponents in the semi-final, the current world champion Barbara Matić and her fellow countrywoman Lara Cvjetko fought each other for the gold medal at the Judo World Cup in the category up to 70 kilograms. After a minute and a half, the 27-year-old Matić defended the world champion title against Cvjetko.  There wasn't too much pressure for Croatia fans, as no matter the outcome, a Croatian judoka would take the…
Monday, 10 October 2022

SuperSport HNL Round 12: Rijeka Records Second Win, Istra and Dinamo Postponed

October 10, 2022 - The SuperSport HNL 12th round was played from October 7 to October 9, 2022. This round saw Rijeka claim their first victory in almost three months, while Hajduk secured a last-minute win against Varazdin. Dinamo postponed their match against Istra 1961 due to Champions League obligations this week. Here is our SuperSport HNL round 12 recap.  Lokomotiva v. Sibenik (1:1) Lokomotiva and Sibenik opened the 12th round on Friday, October 7, 2022, in Zagreb in front of 861 fans.  The first half went without goals before Tuci put Lokomotiva ahead in the 68th minute for 1:0. Males…
Sunday, 9 October 2022

Croatia to Open 2024 Euro Qualifiers at Home against Wales

October 10, 2022 - Croatia will open the 2024 Euro qualifiers against Wales next year, as their schedule in group D is known.  Croatia's road to the Euros in Germany will begin with a home match against Wales on March 25 next year. Three days later (March 28), Croatia will visit Turkey. Given that Croatia is expected to play in the Nations League Final Four in June, they will continue the Euro qualifications in Germany with two matches in September, against Latvia (September 8) at home and Armenia (September 11) away. In October, Croatia welcomes Turkey (October 12) and visits Wales…
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