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Saturday, 27 March 2021

Record 135 Caps Later: Croatia Moments that Defined Luka Modrić

March 27, 2021 - Croatia has a new record holder for the most national team caps in history. TCN's Daniela Rogulj and Jose Alfonso Cussianovich look at the Croatia moments that defined Luka Modrić.  Luka Modrić began his national team career on March 1, 2006. Fifteen years later, he leads the Vatreni at the opening of another qualification cycle, this time for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.  During this March qualification campaign, the Vatreni captain entered Croatian football history for appearances in the national team jersey. After equaling the legendary former Croatia captain Darijo Srna's national team caps on…
Friday, 26 March 2021

Croatia Rally Launches Effort to Rebuild Sisak Hospital

March 26, 2021 - The World Rally Championship, Croatia Rally, and the Croatian Red Cross join forces to renovate Sisak's hospital, which was badly damaged after the earthquake. As Tportal.hr reports, the Organizing Committee of the Croatia Rally, with the support of the World Rally Championship (WRC) and the Croatian Red Cross as the project leader, is launching an international humanitarian action ‘‘Together for a common goal’’ to help the General Hospital ‘Dr. Ivo Pedišić’ in Sisak. The mentioned action will last from March 25 to April 30, and all funds collected by donations to the bank account HR2023600001502892305 in…
Friday, 26 March 2021

UFC 260 Las Vegas: Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou in the Ring this Weekend

March 26, 2021 - Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will meet for the first time in 3.5 years at the UFC 260 in Las Vegas.  Gol.hr reports that a few days before the UFC 260 kicks off in Las Vegas this weekend, Croatian-American Stipe Miocic and Cameroonian Francis Ngannou met ahead of the highly anticipated rematch, one that'll go down in UFC history. A press conference on Thursday, followed by an official staredown. 
  Recall, three and a half years ago, Ngannou climbed on stage, looked at Stipe, and turned both fingers down, saying “you’re done” to the Croatian-American MMA artist.…
Thursday, 25 March 2021

U-21 Euros: Croatia Falls to Portugal in Game 1 of Group D

March 25, 2021 - Croatia falls to Portugal in their first match of Group D at the U-21 Euros at Bonifika Stadium in Koper, Slovenia. The Croatia U-21 national team opened the group stage of the European Championship in Slovenia against Portugal at 9 pm on Thursday evening. Croatia plays in Group D against Portugal, Switzerland, and England.  In the first game of Group D on Thursday, Switzerland shocked England, complicating the group even before Portugal and Croatia kicked off.  Lineups Portugal: Costa - Correia, Queiros, Leite, Dalot - Fereirra, Florentino, Fernandes - Trinaco, Tomas, Pote Croatia: Šemper - Šverko, Erlić, Vušković,…
Thursday, 25 March 2021

Coronavirus Slows Down KK Split

March 25, 2021 - The next three games in ABA and Premier leagues have been canceled The Split basketball team has been hit by a case of COVID-19. The club's press speaker Ozren Marsić confirmed that one player tested positive on the senior team. KK Split canceled tomorrow's ABA league match against Krka in Novo Mesto and the HT Premier League matches at Adria Oil Škrljevo on Sunday as well as the Sonik Puntamika home game on Tuesday.  After winning 9 of their last 11 games, this is quite a blow to the team of coach Mile Karakaš. Following the…
Thursday, 25 March 2021

U-21 Euros: Switzerland Shocks England in Croatia's Group

March 25, 2021 - Croatia's group at the U-21 Euros just became a lot more complicated after Switzerland beat England on Thursday.  Switzerland surprisingly celebrated against England 1:0 in the first match of Group D at the Under-21 European Championship, which is being played in Slovenia and Hungary. England was a big favorite ahead of this match and a favorite to win the group, but Dan Ndoye's goal in the 77th minute was enough for a shocker in Koper. Slobodan Kadic The England side includes footballers like Emile Smith Rowe from Arsenal and Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea, but that didn't help…
Thursday, 25 March 2021

Croatian Flag in Flowers at U-21 Euros in Slovenia

March 25, 2021 - Koper is one of the host cities of the UEFA European U-21 Championship, which is being held this year in Slovenia and Hungary. On the first day of the competition, and in front of the entrance to the Bonifika Stadium, the floral flags of the national teams of Group D competing were displayed: Portugal, Croatia, Switzerland, and England. Slobodan Kadić Slobodan Kadić Slobodan Kadić Slobodan Kadić For the Croatian flag, they needed a little more creativity with the coat of arms, but the ingenuity of the hosts is to be commended. Slobodan Kadić To read more about…
Wednesday, 24 March 2021

SPORTYN, Pioneering Vertical Integration, Democratising Sporting Opportunity

March 24, 2021 — Doing for sport what LinkedIn does for business, how the SPORTYN app is harnessing the power of vertical integration in social media to level the playing field of sporting opportunity for 2 billion people. She smiled. She was not alone. All those thousands of hours of solitary training in her village in Peru to help realise her dream of winning Olympic Gold in the 100 metres were starting to get noticed. All over the world, people were watching her training videos, despite her never having left her native country. How ironic, the mother smiled to herself,…
Wednesday, 24 March 2021

2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Slovenia Tops Croatia 1:0 in Ljubljana

March 24, 2021 - Slovenia tops Croatia 1:0 in the first round of qualifications for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday. The 2018 World Cup finalists opened their qualification campaign at Stožice Stadium in Ljubljana against Slovenia on Wednesday, after which they will play Cyprus (Saturday, 6 pm) and Malta (Tuesday, 8:45 pm) at Rujevica Stadium in Rijeka. Slovakia and Russia are also in Croatia's group. Croatia had recorded six wins and three draws in nine games against Slovenia so far.  Zlatko Dalić decided on an offensive lineup against Slovenia, playing a 4-3-3 formation. Modrić was in a…
Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Nexe Našice Loses at Home to Löwen in European League Last 16

March 24, 2021 - The Nexe Našice handball team was defeated in the first match of the EHF European League last 16 at home against German side Rhein-Neckar Löwen 27:25 (13:14). The Našice club held their own against the favored German side and even had an advantage 15 minutes before the end for 22:21. Slobodan Kadic Slobodan Kadic Nexe kept the score even until the last five minutes when Löwen turned the game around and ultimately claimed the victory.  Slobodan Kadic Halil Jaganjac scored seven goals for Nexe, while the best for Löwen was Swede Jerry Tollbring who also scored…
Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Vatreni Spectacle: Six Croatia National Team Games in 8 Days!

March 24, 2021 - A Vatreni spectacle begins tonight, as the 2018 World Cup finalists kick off their 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia for the first of six Croatia national team games in 8 days. Recall, the Croatia U-21 side begins the group stage of the European Championship tomorrow, too! The coronavirus pandemic, which erupted around this time last year, ultimately postponed the 2020 European Championships, which were to be played across Europe last summer.  According to the latest information, it should be played from June 11 to July 11, 2021, in 12 cities, in 12 different European countries.…
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