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Monday, 25 July 2022

Croatia Open Umag: Wimbledon Juniors Winner Mili Poljičak to Play First ATP Tour Match

July 25, 2022 - Wimbledon Juniors winner, 18-year-old Mili Poljičak from Split, will play his first match on the ATP Tour on Monday evening at the Goran Ivanišević Stadium as part of the Croatia Open Umag.  Poljičak will face former Umag winner and 2018 Roland Garros semifinalist Marco Cecchinato (ATP - 147), reports HRT. The 29-year-old Italian had the best season of his career four years ago, when he won his premier title in Budapest as a qualifier, reached the Roland Garros semifinals by defeating Novak Djokovic, and celebrated at the Croatia Open by defeating Argentinian Guido Pella in the final. This…
Monday, 25 July 2022

SuperSport HNL Round 2: Dinamo Crush Belupo, Lokomotiva Tops Osijek

July 25, 2022 - SuperSport HNL round 2 was held from July 22 to 24, 2022. The 2nd round only included four games as Rijeka asked to postpone the Adriatic Derby against Hajduk due to Conference League obligations. Here's our SuperSport HNL round two recap.  Istra 1961 v. Varazdin (1:2) Istra and Varazdin opened the 2nd round in Pula on Friday, July 22, 2022.  While the first half went without goals, Marin put Istra ahead in the 70th minute for 1:0. Brodic equalized 7 minutes later for 1:1, before Postonjski gave Varazdin the lead and ultimate win in the 83rd…
Saturday, 23 July 2022

Manchester City Academy Training in Istria with Three Premier League Stars

July 23, 2022 - The Manchester City Academy is training in Istria for the sixth consecutive year, but this time including three Premier League champions.  For the sixth year already, the academy of the English giant arrives in Novigrad in Istria for preparations. Young Istrian footballers had the privilege of playing with them and taking selfies, reports Gol.hr. The U-18 and U-23 teams of the Premier League champions arrived in Istria for a nine-day training session, and with them are three first-team players - Phil Foden, John Stones, and Ilkay Gundogan. Due to strict COVID restrictions, the star trio could…
Friday, 22 July 2022

Conference League 2nd Qualifying Round: Osijek Beats Kyzylzhar, Djurgarden Beats Rijeka

July 22, 2022 - Osijek and Rijeka played the first leg of the Conference League 2nd qualifying round on Thursday night.  Osijek beat Kazakhstani club Kyzylzhar 2-1 (0-0) away in the first match of the Conference League 2nd qualifying round. Osijek went into the match as favorites, which is confirmed by the fact that they are six times more valuable than Kyzylzhar. In the Kazakhstan championship so far, Kyzylzhar played 15 games with only three wins, six draws, and the same number of losses with a goal difference of 15:20. Osijek thus achieved their first away European victory after five…
Thursday, 21 July 2022

Croatia's Sara Luzar-Smajić in Action at KSW 72 this Saturday

July 21, 2022 - Rising Croatian starlet Sara Luzar-Smajić (4-1) is back in action this Saturday, July 23, at KSW 72 in Kielce, Poland. She faces Polish striker Emilia Czerwińska (1-0). Zagreb native Smajic has emerged as one of the top female prospects in Europe since making her KSW debut last year. The 27-year-old has won back-to-back fights in the promotion, including this hard-fought victory over Natalia Baczyńska last time out, and will be aiming to make it three in a row this Saturday.  With the KSW women's flyweight title laying vacant, a win here for either fighter could signal a…
Thursday, 21 July 2022

Sandra Perković Takes Discus Silver at World Athletics Championships!

July 21, 2022 - Croatia's best female athlete, Sandra Perković, won the silver medal in the discus throw at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA, while Croatia's second representative, Marija Tolj, finished eighth.  Perković was second with a score of 68.45, which is her best throw this season. However, that was still not enough for the gold, surprisingly won by Chinese discus thrower Bin Feng with 69.12, reports HRT. The bronze was won by the Olympic gold medalist from Tokyo, American Valarie Allman, with 68.30 meters. The defending champion from Doha, Cuban Yaime Perez, ended up seventh with 63.07, while Marija…
Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Croatia to Participate in European Youth Olympic Festival With 76 Athletes

ZAGREB, 20 July 2022 - Croatia will participate with 76 athletes aged 14 to 18 in the summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), which will be held from 24 to 30 July in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. They will compete in eight sports - athletics, badminton, cycling, gymnastics, judo, basketball, swimming and handball. The Croatian Olympics Committee (HOO) has decided that the flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the EYOF will be Jana Koščak and Petar Šprem. Heptathlete Jana Koščak won the gold medal at the recently held Junior European Championship (U18) in Jerusalem, where she set a new national record and the fifth…
Wednesday, 20 July 2022

New Security Protocol Introduced for High-Risk Football Matches in Croatia

July 20, 2022 - A new security protocol for high-risk football matches in Croatia has been introduced.  At the Ministry of Internal Affairs headquarters, the Protocol on security at high-risk matches was signed, reports Gol.hr. The protocol was signed by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Davor Božinović, and the president of the Croatian Football Federation, Marijan Kustić. The signed Protocol regulates the cooperation in the actions of HNS, clubs, and the police at high-risk matches, in the stadium area and at the stadium, during the preparation and implementation of measures for the arrival of fans…
Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Preparations Underway for 35th European Water Polo Championships in Split (VIDEO)

July 20, 2022 - Spaladium Arena, the central venue of the 35th European Water Polo Championships, played from August 27 to September 10, 2022, is slowly transforming into a water polo stage. Installing the built-in swimming pools is underway, which will host the creme de la creme of European water polo at the end of the summer and give birth to new European champions, reports Dalmacija Danas. "In addition to the preparations that have been ongoing for some time, now the foundation of the whole story, the symbol of this sport, has arrived at the Spaladium Arena, which is the swimming pool.…
Wednesday, 20 July 2022

After 93 Years, Historic Croatian Football Club Going Bankrupt? Inter Zaprešić in Trouble

July 20, 2022 - Inter Zaprešić, the first Croatian Football Cup winner in 1992, is going down in history. Once upon a time, the famous Pele held the plaque of the then Inker, the Croatia national team played in Zaprešić, and the yellow jersey was worn by Luka Modrić, Eduardo da Silva, and Vedran Ćorluka. Inter Zaprešić today has no coach, no players, and only a month is left until the start of the second league championship. Now, the club from the Zagreb suburbs is going into bankruptcy due to a debt to the players of 235 thousand euros, reports Gol.hr. It…
Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round: Dinamo and Shkupi Draw 2:2 at Maksimir

July 19, 2022 - In the first leg of the Champions League 2nd qualifying round, Dinamo and Shkupi draw 2:2 at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb.  Dinamo had their first European test of the season tonight against the champion of North Macedonia, Shkupi. The two teams met at Maksimir Stadium at 21:00 for the Champions League 2nd qualifying round.  Dinamo entered tonight's match as big favorites. According to Transfermarkt, the North Macedonian champion is worth only 5.5 million euros, while the Croatian champion is valued at 100.5 million. The match was refereed by 39-year-old Romanian Rad Petrescu. The starting lineups saw Dinamo…
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