Sport

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Marko Livaja Named Best HT First League Player, Luka Modrić Best Croatian Footballer Overall

June 15, 2022 - The Croatian Association 'Nogometni Sindikat' announced the awards for the past football season, in which the best HT First League player, coach, young player, and team of the season were voted on by First League players and coaches. The best Croatian footballer overall was again awarded to Croatia captain Luka Modrić.  For the tenth time, Nogometni Sindikat organized the Football Trophy Award, in which the best players of the past season are chosen by the players and the professional staff of Croatian Football League clubs. Due to the epidemiological situation, no awards ceremony was organized this year, but…
Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Bogdanović and Zubac on Croatia Team for 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

June 14, 2022 - Croatia will kick off the next round of 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia away and Finland at home later this month. Croatia will have its NBA starts available for both matches.  At the end of June, a new qualifying round for the 2023 FIBA World Cup will begin, which will be played in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines next year. Croatia will play an away match in Slovenia and a home match against Finland in Rijeka. June 30, 2022, at 20:15 Slovenia - CROATIA (Arena Stožice, Ljubljana)July 3, 2022, at 20:00 CROATIA - Finland…
Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Coach Ivica Tucak Selects Croatia Team for 2022 World Water Polo Championships

June 14, 2022 - At Monday's press conference in Pula, Ivica Tucak determined 13 players who will represent Croatia at the 2022 World Water Polo Championships in Hungary in one week.  Recall, the Croatia water polo team began its cycle of preparations in Pula before they leave for the World Championships in Hungary from June 18 to July 3. Croatia will play its first game on June 21. "I made the final decision after much deliberation. Ever since Podgorica and the qualifications for the World League a month ago, I opted for a team like this, a team that is a…
Monday, 13 June 2022

Early Luka Modrić Penalty Gives Croatia First-Ever Win against France!

June 13, 2022 - Croatia finally beats France in their 10th meeting on Monday night, winning in the 4th round of Nations League at Stade de France in Paris. An early Luka Modrić penalty gave Croatia their first-ever victory against France.  The Croatia national team met France in the 4th round of the Nations League at Stade de France in Paris on Monday. It was Croatia's 5th time playing at the famous French stadium.  Going into this match, Denmark lead the group with six points, Austria and Croatia had four points each, while France sat at the bottom with two…
Monday, 13 June 2022

Sinovčić Defends Title in 100m Backstroke at World Para Swimming Championships

ZAGREB, 13 June 2022 - Dino Sinovčić of Croatia won the gold on Sunday in the men's 100 m backstrokes at the World Para Swimming Championships taking place in Funchal, Portugal. Matias de Andrade came second and the bronze went to Italian para swimmer Antonio Fantin. Sinovčić thud defended his title after he became the world champion in this swimming event in London in 2019. Sinovčić won a bronze in the men's 100m backstroke S6 at the Tokyo Paralympics. To read more about sport in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page.
Monday, 13 June 2022

Dog Sports: 6th International Grand Prix Croatia held in Odra

June 13, 2022 -  An event in a discipline that is lately becoming more popular in Croatia was held in Odra near Zagreb this past weekend. The organizing teams Hrvatski Malinois Klub and Hrvatski Rottweiler Klub welcomed more than 100 spectators and the participants with their working dogs at the 6th edition of the Grand Prix Croatia IGP Championship. The sport which is widely popular in Germany is using many German terms and runs under "Schutzhund" which is German for "protection dog". It is currently most widely known competitively as IGP and previously as IPO. The participants form a team…
Monday, 13 June 2022

Current Croatia National Team Jerseys Worn for Last Time, New Design Coming for 2022 World Cup

June 13, 2022 - The 4th round of the Nations League tonight in Paris marks the end of the current Croatia national team jerseys, as the away kit will be worn for the last time at Stade de France. The home kit was retired against France at Poljud last week, and new kits are expected for the 2022 World Cup.  Another 2018 World Cup final rematch between France and Croatia takes place tonight in Paris at Stade de France as part of the Nations League 4th round, reports Gol.hr. Apart from the fact that Croatia will be looking for its…
Monday, 13 June 2022

USA Swimming Team Training at Rijeka Kantrida Pools

June the 13th, 2022 - The USA swimming representation is preparing and training for the world championships at no less than the Rijeka Kantrida pools - and for the third time. As Morski writes, the much loved Rijeka Kantrida pools, from where a gorgeous view of the Kvarner Bay can be seen, has caught the eye of the American swimming team, which arrived in Rijeka on the eve of the World Swimming Championships for their final preparations. The USA national swimming team consists of 41 swimmers and 30 staff members, and preparations are underway at the Rijeka Kantrida Pools for the…
Monday, 13 June 2022

HNK Vukovar 1991: A Success Story into the 'New' Croatian First League Next Season

June 13, 2022 - In the decisive match of the 3rd HNL playoffs, HNK Vukovar 1991 defeated Mladost Ždralovo 2-0 and advanced to the second rank of Croatian club football, which will be called the First Football League from next season. The scorers were Josip Barišić (11th) and Ivan Aleksić (60th). The host of the final playoff match was Mladost Ždralovi and was played at the City Stadium in Bjelovar, reports Gol.hr.  Vukovar took the lead in the 11th minute with a goal by Josip Barišić, assisted by Dino Vuksan. Mladost then tried to equalize and had several good chances, even hitting…
Sunday, 12 June 2022

Mate Pavić and Polish Hurkacz Win Doubles Tournament in Stuttgart

June 12, 2022 - Croatian tennis player Mate Pavić won the doubles tournament with his partner from Poland, Hubert Hurkacz, this week at the grass ATP tournament in Stuttgart. Third seed Pavić and Hurkacz defeated first-placed German Tim Puetz and New Zealand's Michael Venus 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) after an hour and a half, reports Slobodna Dalmacija. The man from Split and the Pole had 13 aces, ten more than their opponents, and it is interesting that they did not offer Puetz and Venus a single tie break.  For Pavić, this is the 29th doubles tournament won, and Pavić and Hurkacz…
Saturday, 11 June 2022

A New Era: Coach Zlatko Dalić Praises Young Croatia National Team Players

Junee 11, 2022 - Coach Zlatko Dalić praises the young Croatia national team players including Erlić and Šutalo in Croatia's 1:0 win against Denmark last night.  The Croatia national football team defeated Denmark 1:0 in Copenhagen in the Nations League third round on Friday night. Mario Pašalić scored for Croatia in the 69th minute. After the victory in Denmark, coach Zlatko Dalić congratulated his players and thanked the fans: "Congratulations to the boys on a great game, especially the second half when we turned the game around. We have shown high quality. This is what Croatia can do and needs…
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