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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…
Friday, 3 June 2022

Croatia U21s Concede Two Stoppage-Time Goals to Complicate Euro Qualifications

June 3, 2022 - The Croatia U21s nearly had the Euros spot in their hands, up 2:1 against Norway in the 80th minute. With two goals conceded in stoppage time, Croatia no longer controls their destiny for a spot at the Euros next year.  The U21 Croatia national team played a key European Championship qualifier in Drammen, Norway on Friday. The match started at 6 pm.  A victory against Norway would have ensured Croatia's spot at the Euros with one round to go. Croatia plays their last match of the qualifiers against last-placed Estonia. In the first match between these…
Friday, 3 June 2022

Upcoming 'World's Greatest Sporting Arenas' Series to Feature Trogir's Batarija

June 3, 2022 - Trogir's Batarija football pitch is unique in that it is bordered on three sides by protected cultural monuments - the Kamerlengo Fortress and St. Mark's Fortress on the north and south sides, and the hexagonal stone monument Marmont's Gloriette to the west.  Batarija is the home of the Trogir Football Club, founded in 1912, reports Slobodna Dalmacija. The unique location and surroundings of Batarija were recognized by the world-famous Cwmni Da production company, which in its four-episode series "The World's Greatest Sporting Arenas" included Batarija where, in addition to the stadium and its unique surroundings, they…
Thursday, 2 June 2022

Cedevita Zagreb Barely Pulls Off a Home Victory against KK Zadar

June 2, 2022 - The Croatian Championship finals are tied at 1:1 after 77:73 (43:36) win for Cedevita Zagreb. After losing the finals opener on Monday, the top-seed team from the capital was able to come back with a last quarter effort in front of 1500 spectators to maintain their chances for a title win against the defending champions.  To pull the victory off, the talented team stopped the guests at 66:68 with four minutes left to play. The decision finally came with the last possession during which Toni Nakić scored both of his free throws after top scorer Justin Carter had…
Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Marin Čilić Tops World No. 7 Rublev for First-Ever Roland Garros Semi-finals!

June 1, 2022 - Marin Čilić is in the Roland Garros semi-finals! In a fantastic match, the Croatian tennis player defeated the 7th best player in the world Andrey Rublev 3:2 in sets, and achieved his best result at the Grand Slam tournament in Paris. Čilić won 5:7, 6:3, 6:4, 3:6, 7:6 in sets after more than four hours of play. In the first set, both tennis players kept their serve until 5:5 until Rublev took the 6:5 lead. In the next game, he finished the set at 7:5 without losing a point. Marin entered the second set brilliantly, with an…
Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Zlatko Dalić's Father Passes Away in Livno, Croatia Led by Coaching Staff

June 1, 2022 - Zlatko Dalić's father Ivan Dalić has passed away in Livno. The Croatia team will be led by the coaching staff until Dalić's return. Croatia and Austria face off in Osijek on Friday, June 3.  Croatia national team coach Zlatko Dalić has traveled to Livno after the death of his father Ivan Dalić, reports HNS. "We received this news with great sadness about Zlatko's father's passing. We express our deepest condolences to Zlatko and his family and tell him that the entire Croatian football family is standing by him in this difficult time. We want him to…
Tuesday, 31 May 2022

It's Official: Ivan Perišić Signs with Tottenham Hotspur!

May 31, 2022 - Ten years after Luka Modrić and Niko Kranjčar left the then White Hart Lane, English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur has a new Croatian star in its ranks - Ivan Perišić! Although this is not totally news, as the details of Ivan's contract at the English club are already known, the club officially announced it today, reports Gol.hr. ? “I’m really excited to start with the Spurs family” Watch Ivan Perišić’s first interview as a Spurs player! ? pic.twitter.com/ktsbfAUEiR— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 31, 2022 Ivan comes as the club's first reinforcement this season, but there is no doubt that there will be…
Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Croatia: Defining A Nation Now Available on FIFA+!

May 31, 2022 - Croatia: Defining A Nation is a feature-length documentary about football that united Croatia in the 1990s, in which Croatian football icons share first-hand memories of that turbulent period in football and political history. This documentary is an essential contribution to the original content on the FIFA+ platform. FIFA+, a new first-class, free digital platform created to unite football fans worldwide with sports they love, is the exclusive venue for a new feature-length documentary by acclaimed director Louis Myles Croatia: Defining A Nation, reports HNS. The film, available since May 30, is an intimate portrait of the power…
Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Marin Čilić Beats No. 2 Seed Medvedev for Roland Garros Quarterfinals!

May 31, 2022 - Marin Čilić defeated the second-seed Medvedev for the first time in his career and a spot in the Roland Garros quarterfinals!  Croatian tennis player Marin Čilić will play in the quarterfinals of this year's Roland Garros after a great match and a 6:2, 6:3, 6:2 victory against second-seed Danilo Medvedev. This was the fourth match between the Croatian and Russian tennis players and the first victory for Čilić, who continues with great games in Paris this year. In his four victories so far, he has dropped only one set against the Hungarian Fucsovics. He also lost…
Monday, 30 May 2022

KK Zadar Wins Final Series Opener at Cibona Zagreb 70:77 (43:42)

May 30, 2022 - Defending champions KK Zadar have started this year's best of five finals series with an away victory in front of 2000 spectators at the Basketball Center "Dražen Petrović" in Zagreb and have taken over the role of favorites.  Cibona had gone into the game rested after defeating Gorica 2:0 in the semi-finals last Monday, while Zadar had to go all the way to beat KK Split in the third game Friday night.  The first half was a close game between the routine team of Zadar and the young team of Cibona containing plenty of talent. Okorn…
Monday, 30 May 2022

Luka Plantić Wins Bronze at Men's European Boxing Championships

ZAGREB, 30 May 2022 - Croatian boxer Luka Plantić, a member of the Salona Boxing Club, ended up winning the bronze medal at the European Boxing Championships in Yerevan, Armenia after losing in the semi-final match.  The 25-year-old Plantić lost the semi-final match to Russian athlete Artem Ageev who competed for Serbia. Ageev is one of seven Russians wearing Serbia's colours at the championships in Yerevan. He won the first medal for Serbia's boxing team back in 1991. The bronze medal is Plantić's best career success after winning the junior European championships and second place in the junior world championships. A total…
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