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Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Remembering Dražen Petrović 29 Years Ago Today

June 7, 2022 - Remembering Croatian basketball legend Dražen Petrović, who passed away 29 years ago today.  On this day, 29 years ago, Dražen Petrović, a member of the Croatia basketball team and one of the best Croatian athletes of all time, was killed in a car accident on the motorway near the German city of Ingolstadt. He was a basketball player and a role model, the Mozart of sports, but tragically died at the age of 29 during the peak of his playing career. Dražen played his last match against Slovenia in the qualifications for the European Championship in Wroclaw.…
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

8th Croatian Football Federation Executive Board Session Held in Solin

June 7, 2022 - The 8th Croatian Football Federation Executive Board session was held in Solin on Monday, at which a decision was made on the names of men's football competitions in the upcoming season. On Monday, the Croatian Football Federation Executive Board met in Solin ahead of the UEFA League of Nations match between Croatia and France at Poljud, reports HNS. A decision was made that the highest level of competition in men's football will again be called the Croatian Football League, while the second, third, and fourth levels will be called, respectively, the First Football League, the Second Football…
Monday, 6 June 2022

UEFA Nations League: Croatia and France Draw at Poljud (1:1)

June 6, 2022 - Croatia and France draw at Poljud in the 2nd round of the UEFA Nations League at Poljud on Monday.  Croatia and France met for the 2nd round of the Nations League on Monday at Poljud Stadium in Split. Croatia opened this year's Nations League with a shock 0:3 defeat to Austria in Osijek. France also lost their opening match against Denmark 1:2.  Both Croatia and France were weakened due to injuries. Croatia was without Ivan Perišič, Marko Livaja, Joško Gvardiol, and Petar Musa. For France, Mbappe, Benzema, Kante, and Coman did not properly train with the…
Monday, 6 June 2022

Phenomenal 17-year-old Bruna Duvančić Wins Silver at First Taekwondo Grand Prix!

June 6, 2022 - A phenomenal achievement once again by the 17-year-old Bruna Duvančić from the Marjan Taekwondo Club in Split! Namely, at her first Grand Prix tournament in Rome, Bruna Duvančić won the silver medal in the 49 kg category, bringing Croatia the only spot on the podium, reports Dalmacija Danas. As a reminder, the Grand Prix is ​​a G6 category tournament and in taekwondo and it is the same as four grand slams in tennis. Furthermore, only 32 invited athletes from each Olympic category come to the tournament. This can only mean one thing - the competition is terribly…
Monday, 6 June 2022

Marin Čilić ATP Ranking Best Since 2019 - in Top 20 Again!

June 6, 2022 - The latest Marin Čilić ATP ranking reveals that the Croatian tennis player is back in the world's top 20 tennis players for the first time since 2019! The best Croatian tennis player Marin Čilić is again among the top 20 in the world in the latest ATP ranking. Čilić has not ranked so well since August 2019! Čilić advanced by six spots after reaching the semifinals of Roland Garros. Recall, Čilić failed to advance to the Roland Garros final. In the semifinals, Norwegian Casper Ruud won 3:6, 6:4, 6:2, 6:2 after almost three hours of play.…
Monday, 6 June 2022

WTA Makarska Open: Jule Niemeier Wins Singles Title, Tena Lukas and Dalila Jakupović in Doubles

June 6, 2022 - German Jule Niemeier won the WTA Makarska Open by Valamar tournament, while Croatian Tena Lukas and Slovenian Dalila Jakupovič won the doubles tournament! In the final match on sunday, Jule Niemeier beat Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto 7-5, 6-1. Niemeier won the first set, 7-5. After that, she started the match better, but then it reached 5-5. However, at the very end of the set, Niemeier hit some crucial points to win the first set 7-5. In the second set, it was a one-way street. Niemeier was much better all around. Cocciaretto could not find any answer to Niemeier, who…
Sunday, 5 June 2022

Croatian Basketball Championship Finals: Cibona Wins Third Game against KK Zadar

June 5, 2022 - Cibona Zagreb was able to conquer back their home-court advantage with tonight's win against the defending champions and now lead 2:1 in the best-of-five series - 62:67 (36:30). Zadar had opened the series with a 70:77 win in Zagreb on Monday to put pressure on Cibona. The team from the capital managed to come back on Wednesday with a 77:73 win and returned the favor tonight.  During the opening play, Carter failed to nail his dunk as the 4000 spectators at Krešimir Ćosić Arena in Zadar saw a slow start with both sides acting slightly nervous.…
Sunday, 5 June 2022

Croatia Wins 7 Medals at World Thai Boxing Championships in Abu Dhabi!

June 5, 2022 - The World Thai Boxing Championships were held over the weekend in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The Croatia national team had nine representatives at the tournament, and an outstanding 7 of them won medals! This kind of success had yet to be achieved until now, reports Dalmacija Danas. For the third time in her sports career, Helena Jurišić won gold in the seniors category up to 75 kg. Jurišić became the world champion for the third time in a row, making her the most famous Croatian Thai boxer. Lucija Bilobrk won gold in…
Sunday, 5 June 2022

France and Croatia Press Conferences Held Ahead of UEFA Nations League at Poljud

June 5, 2022 - France and Croatia press conferences were held at Poljud Stadium on Sunday ahead of the UEFA Nations League match on Monday in Split.  The France captain for tomorrow's match, Presnel Kimpembe, and France coach Didier Deschamps opened the press conference at Poljud.  Who will be the France captain? How will you play an exhausted Griezmann? "Kimpembe will be the captain, no doubt about it. As for Griezmann, I will not judge him by one game as you do. At the end of the season, the situation is complicated for everyone. But, both for us and for Croatia, not…
Sunday, 5 June 2022

Who's Next? Five Croatian Footballers That Could Change Clubs

June 5, 2022 - Five months from the start of the next World Cup, many Croatian footballers will surely have to make decisions to secure a place in their national teams. Ivan Perišić recently signed for Tottenham, but which of his teammates could follow in his footsteps? Typically, players looking to secure a World Cup ticket would switch clubs up to a year before kick-off, giving them a full season to prove themselves. On the other hand, some were waiting precisely for June to arrive to play the World Cup and for it to serve as a jumper to stardom. This…
Friday, 3 June 2022

Croatia Nations League Campaign Kicks Off with Shock Defeat to Austria (0:3)

June 3, 2022 - A troubling display in Osijek tonight as the Croatia Nations League campaign kicks off with a 0:3 defeat to Austria. The Croatia-Austria match was the first in a series of four UEFA Nations League matches the national team will play in 11 days this month.  On paper, Austria was the easiest opponent for Croatia in this year's Nations League edition, which will serve as preparation for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Croatia was after three points at City Garden tonight, as the next three matches will be even tougher to win points.  Tonight's match was…
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