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Thursday, 11 August 2022

Croatian Football Fan Arrested in Portugal for Attacking TV Cameraman

ZAGREB, 11 August, 2022 - A Hajduk Split football fan was arrested in the northern Portuguese city of Guimarães on Wednesday night for attacking a television cameraman after a Europa Conference League qualifying match with the home side Vitoria. Vitoria won 1-0, but failed to qualify for the play-off because it had lost 1-3 in Split a week ago. After leaving the stadium, a group of Hajduk supporters lunged at a television cameraman, and police used truncheons, tear gas and rubber bullets, footage from the Portuguese Sport TV channel shows. The fan who attacked the TVI/CNN reporter has been arrested and will…
Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Hajduk and Villarreal to Meet in Europa Conference League Play-off!

August 10, 2022 - Hajduk and Villarreal will meet in the Europa Conference League play-off! Hajduk advanced past Vitoria in the 3rd qualifying round with a 3:2 aggregate on Wednesday in Portugal.  Vitoria and Hajduk met in the second leg of the Conference League 3rd-round qualifiers. Several thousand members of Hajduk fan group Torcida were in attendance.  Hajduk came to Dom Afonso Henriques stadium with a two-goal advantage after defeating Vitoria 3:1 in the first match at Poljud. Recall, the away goal rule is no longer in force. "We have a plan that we want to implement. We have to…
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Dinamo Books Champions League Play-off Spot against Bodø/Glimt!

August 9, 2022 - Dinamo Zagreb advances to the Champions League play-off round against Bodø/Glimt! The Zagreb club won 4:2 at Maksimir on Tuesday night against Ludogorets (6-3 aggregate). Dinamo played the second leg of the Champions League 3rd round qualifiers at Maksimir Stadium against Bulgarian club Ludogorets. Dinamo won 2:1 away in the first leg. Estimates are that around 15,000 fans were at Maksimir on Tuesday night.  By advancing past Ludogorets, Dinamo secures their spot in the Champions League play-off against Norwegian club FK Bodo/Glimt. And that's not all - securing at least the Europa League group stage means 7.17 million euros…
Monday, 8 August 2022

SuperSport HNL Round 4: Bad Weekend for Dinamo, Osijek, and Rijeka

August 8, 2022 - The SuperSport HNL 4th round was held from August 5 to 7, 2022. This round was without the originally scheduled Hajduk and Gorica match, as Hajduk requested a postponement due to Conference League obligations. And it wasn't a good weekend for Croatia's top clubs, Dinamo, Osijek, and Rijeka. A look at SuperSport HNL round 4.  Varazdin v. Dinamo (1:1) Varazdin and Dinamo opened the 4th round in Varazdin on Friday, August 4, in front of 7,132 fans. Dinamo went into the match coming off of a 2:1 win against Ludogorets in the Champions League qualifiers earlier in…
Sunday, 7 August 2022

Canoeist Anamaria Govorčinović Takes World Silver and Bronze in Canada!

August 7, 2022 - Croatia's best canoeist Anamaria Govorčinović, who won the silver medal at the World Championships in Halifax, Canada, on Saturday, finished third in the 1000 meters race on Sunday, adding bronze to her medal collection from major competitions! The current 2021 European runner-up distributed her strength brilliantly and tactically rowed the race in which Australian Alyssa Bull won the world champion title, completing the course in 4:27.65 minutes. Hungarian Eszter Rendessy won the silver 1.31 seconds behind the winner. Anamaria Govorčinović stayed in fifth place until the halfway point, but when approaching 250 meters from the finish line,…
Thursday, 4 August 2022

Hajduk Impresses at Sold out Poljud with 3:1 Win against Vitoria!

August 4, 2022 - Hajduk beats Vitoria 3:1 at Poljud in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League 3rd round qualifiers.  Hajduk kicked off their European season tonight at Poljud in the 3rd qualifying round of the Conference League against Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes.  The match was refereed by Swede Mohammed Al-Hakim.  If Hajduk manages to advance past Vitoria in two games, their opponent in the Conference League play-off will be Spanish club Villarreal, who won the Europa League last year and reached the Champions League semi-finals this year. Lineups Hajdkuk Kalinić, Mikanović, Simić, Elez, Melnjak, Vuković, Grgić,…
Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Successful Night in Bulgaria for Dinamo Zagreb against Ludogorets

August 2, 2022 - Dinamo beats Ludogorets 2:1 in the first leg of the Champions League 3rd round qualifiers played in Razgrad on Tuesday night.  Dinamo visited Ludogorets in Razgrad for the first match of the Champions League 3rd qualifying round. Ludogorets has been the champion of Bulgaria for the last 11 seasons. Recall, Dinamo advanced to the 3rd qualifying round after beating Shkupi on a 3-2 aggregate last week. After 2-2 in Zagreb, Dinamo won in Skopje with a minimal 1-0 to move forward.  If Dinamo advances past the Bulgarian champion after two matches, the Zagreb club will face…
Monday, 1 August 2022

Spaladium Arena in Split Turning into the Largest Indoor Swimming Pool

August 1, 2022 - In the last couple of weeks, the Spaladium arena in Split has been rapidly turning into the largest indoor swimming pool in Croatia. The European Water Polo Championship will be held there from August 27 to September 10, with of over a thousand participants, at least 300 journalists and an estimated several thousand fans, especially at the end of the competition. 24 national teams will compete in Split - 16 in the men's and eight in the women's competition. For that occasion, the Spaladium arena will have a capacity of nine thousand spectators. 'Everything is going…
Friday, 29 July 2022

Goodbye, Europe: Rijeka and Osijek Eliminated from Conference League in 2nd Qualifying Round

July 29, 2022 - Not the best night for Croatian football as Rijeka and Osijek were both eliminated from the Conference League in the 2nd qualifying round. A look at what happened on Thursday night.  Rijeka After Djurgarden celebrated 2-1 at Rujevica, the Swedish club beat Rijeka in the return match 2-0 (0-0), which concluded Rijeka's European dream in this season's Conference League 2nd qualifying round.  Rijeka played better than in the first match, especially in the first 45 minutes in Stockholm, but it was too little to advance in the end. Djurgarden crushed Rijeka in the second half when both goals…
Thursday, 28 July 2022

Could Joško Gvardiol Become Croatia's Most Expensive Footballer?

July 28, 2022 - Three Premier League clubs are after the 20-year-old Croatian stopper, but will RB Leipzig give up Joško Gvardiol - and at what cost?  Joško Gvardiol may only be 20 years old, but he has already played at the top level of football for two seasons. After showing tremendous talent in the Dinamo jersey, the Zagreb native was transferred to RB Leipzig for 16.5 million euros in 2020 and found his spot in the starting lineup in his first season.  Gol.hr reveals that Gvardiol is the target of many European giants at the moment, but only a…
Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Dinamo Tops Shkupi for Spot in Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round

July 26, 2022 - Dinamo advanced to the Champions League 3rd qualifying round after beating Shkupi on a 3-2 aggregate on Tuesday. After 2-2 in Zagreb, Dinamo won in Skopje with a minimal 1-0. The match and overall winner were decided early in the second half. In the 47th minute, Dinamo's captain Arijan Ademi was the only scorer in Skopje. In the 3rd qualifying round, Dinamo will play against the Bulgarian champion Ludogorets. Dinamo opened the match a bit slow, but it didn't take long for the Croatian champion to start threatening Shkupi's goal. Ivanušec and Špikić tried first in…
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