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Monday, 18 April 2022

WRC Croatia Rally 2022: Zagreb Fair to Become Center of Motorsport World

April 18, 2022 - Easter weekend marked the peak of preparations for the World Rally Championship - WRC Croatia Rally 2022, the largest sporting spectacle and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, which will take place from April 21-24, 2022 About 250 trucks will equip the competitors and the Service Park. In addition, more than 300 people will stretch and install over 6 km of cables, 7 km of fences, and over 800 m of water installations. The expected total electricity consumption will be about 1.2 MWh, which is needed to turn the Zagreb Fair into a Fan…
Monday, 18 April 2022

HNL Round 31 Recap: Rijeka Out of Title Fight, Osijek 2 Points Behind Dinamo

April 18, 2022 - The 31st round of the Croatian First League was held during Easter weekend - April 15 and 16, 2022. This round saw routine wins for Dinamo, Osijek, and Hajduk, while Rijeka is now out of the title fight after losing to Lokomotiva. Here is our HNL round 31 recap. Dinamo v. Istra 1961 (3:0) Dinamo and Istra opened the 31st round on Friday, April 15, 2022, at Maksimir Stadium in front of 2607 fans.  Orsic scored Dinamo's first goal in the 8th minute for 1:0. Orsic scored again off of an Ademi assist in the 2nd…
Sunday, 17 April 2022

Croatia Qualifies for 2023 World Handball Championships!

April 17, 2022 - Although Croatia practically qualified for the 2023 World Handball Championships after beating Finland earlier in the week, they confirmed their spot in Sweden and Poland next year with another victory in the return match in Varaždin on Saturday night.  Croatia defeated Finland 21:34 in the first match of the 2nd round of qualifications for the 2023 World Championships and played the return match in Varaždin on Saturday, winning 36:22. The most efficient player was Marino Marić with 7 goals. Filip Glavaš added 6, Marin Jelinić 4, Halil Jaganjac and Tin Lučin 3 each, and Domagoj Duvnjak, Igor Karačić,…
Saturday, 16 April 2022

Croatia Women's Tennis Team Qualifies for Billie Jean King Cup

April 16, 2022 - Petra Martić brought Croatia a key second point against Serbia at the Billie Jean King Cup qualifying tournament in Antalya, Turkey on Saturday.  In a dramatic and long match against Aleksandra Krunić, the 116th player in the WTA ranking, Martić won 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, which gave Croatia its second singles victory, enough for the play-offs of this competition, which will be to be held in November this year, and for a spot in the 2023 World Group. In the first match, 16-year-old Croatian tennis player and the world's best junior Petra Marčinko defeated Lola Radivojević 6-1, 2-6, 6-0,…
Saturday, 16 April 2022

ABA League Faces Undefined Relegation Scenario Between League 1 and 2

April 16, 2022 - KK Split and Skopje will surely be in the top tier next season, while Borac and Zlatibor may now need to wait for new regulations in the ABA League. It's not every day that teams don't know what the rule will be for relegation at the end of a season but it's probably only once in a lifetime that they don't even know which regulation will apply by the end of the season. It looked well on paper that the last team in ABA League 1 will drop out (KK Krka from Novo Mesto), winner of…
Saturday, 16 April 2022

Captains: Luka Modrić to Feature in New FIFA+ TV Series, Netflix Also Interested

April 16, 2022 - Croatia national team captain will feature in a new FIFA+ series called Captains, which has also caught the attention of Netflix.  Fifa has launched the FIFA + digital platform, which allows free viewing of rich content to football fans around the world, reports 24 Sata. The series "Captains" will soon be available on the platform, which follows six captains behind the scenes as they lead their countries through the qualifications for the World Cup in Qatar, including Croatia's fierce leader Luka Modrić. The series explores the leadership qualities of each individual but also the different roles…
Saturday, 16 April 2022

2022 Split Open Tennis Tournament Returns to Firule Next Week

April 16, 2022 - The 2022 Split Open tennis tournament returns next week, featuring Croatian tennis stars Borna Gojo and Duje Ajduković. Everything is ready for the new edition of the Split Open, an ATP Challenger tournament with a prize fund of 45,730 euros, which will be played from next Monday to Sunday (April 18-24) on the grounds of Tennis Club Firule. A press conference was held on Friday in Split to announce the next edition of the tournament, reports HTS. "We are all happy that the tournament starts in a few days. This is a great opportunity for our players.…
Friday, 15 April 2022

Croatian Sport Ministry to Support This Year's Major Sporting Events With €4m

ZAGREB, 15 April (2022) - The Ministry of Tourism and Sport said on Friday it had decided to co-finance the organisation of 15 large sporting events in Croatia this year. "In addition to promotional purposes, sporting events also have a considerable economic effect, and over the years Croatia has proved to be an excellent organiser and host of major global sporting events," Minister Nikolina Brnjac said, adding that the Ministry will support large sporting events planned for this year with a total of HRK 30 million (€4m). Among the events to be co-financed by the Ministry are the Boris Hanžeković Memorial athletics…
Friday, 15 April 2022

Four Croatian Footballers in Europa League Semi-finals

April 15. 2022 - The Europa League semi-finals will feature four Croatian footballers - Kristijan Jakić, Joško Gvardiol, Nikola Vlašić, and Borna Barišić.  After the first match in Frankfurt ended 1-1, Eintracht surprised Barcelona by winning 3-2 at Camp Nou on Thursday, thus securing a spot in the Europa League semi-finals. RB Leipzig, West Ham, and Glasgow Rangers also qualified among the four best teams. Eintracht had the support of more than 25,000 fans at Camp Nou. Although Frankfurt was entitled to only 5,000 tickets, German fans procured tickets through all possible channels, so the atmosphere was as if the away…
Thursday, 14 April 2022

Croatia Beats Finland in Game 1 of 2023 World Handball Championship Qualifiers

April 14, 2022 - The Croatia men's handball team defeated Finland 21:34 in the first leg of the 2nd round of the 2023 World Handball Championship qualifiers. Croatia has thus made a big step toward securing a spot in that competition and plays the return match in Varaždin on Saturday, April 16 at 6 pm. FINLAND: P. Roslander 0/1, M. Makela 16/46, L. Lindberg 2/2, M. Henriksson 2/4, F. Forss 0/2, V. Gronmark 1/1, B. Helander 1/3 , R. Sundberg - / -, E. Hammarberg 0/1, R. Syrjala 1/2, R. Granlund 5/9, S. Vainionpaa 2/2, S. Sakkinen 1/3, G.Montonen 3/6, F.…
Wednesday, 13 April 2022

2022 World Cup Tickets for Croatia Fans On Sale!

April 13, 2022 - 2022 World Cup tickets for Croatia fans in Qatar opened on April 13, and applications will be accepted until April 28. After more than 800,000 World Cup tickets were sold in the first phase, a ticket sale period has opened on https://www.fifa.com/tickets (with random draws in the event of more entries than available) ticket), which runs until Thursday, April 28 at 11:00 Central European Time. From April 13, fans can apply for tickets for the Croatia national team matches. Recall, Croatia will play in Group F against Morocco (November 23), Canada (November 27), and Belgium (December 1).…
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