Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Croatia U17 Women's Water Polo Goalie Named Best in Europe!

August 31, 2021 - The Croatia U17 women's water polo team took 7th place at the European Championships in Šibenik after beating Israel 11: 6 in a direct match for 7th place. The applause that erupted from the beautifully filled stands of the swimming pool in Crnica, long after the end of the match for 7th place, is perhaps the most valuable and impressive image of Croatia's performance over the last 10 days in Šibenik. "Truly a wonderful result, to be 7th at such a strong European Championship in which 19 national teams participated, more than ever. There are usually about…
Monday, 30 August 2021

Zlatko Dalić Ahead of Croatia's 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Luka is Impossible to Replace

August 30, 2021 - September is nearly here, meaning Croatia's 2022 World Cup qualifiers are upon us. Coach Zlatko Dalić spoke to the press ahead of the first match against Russia on Wednesday.  The Croatia national football team has arrived in Moscow, where the first of three September matches will take place. Croatia will face Russia on Wednesday to continue the 2022 World Cup in Qatar qualification cycle, reports HNS. Croatia coach Zlatko Dalić fondly remembers the beautiful memories of Moscow and the historical silver but is aware of the fact that one cannot live from old glory in football. …
Monday, 30 August 2021

HNL Round 7 Recap: Croatian Derby Weekend - Dinamo Tops Osijek, Rijeka Beats Hajduk

August 20, 2021 - The 7th round of the Croatian First League was held from August 27 to 29, 2021. This round featured Croatia's biggest derbies - Osijek v Dinamo, and Hajduk v Rijeka. Here's our HNL round 7 recap  Slaven Belupo v. Hr Dragovoljac (0:1) Belupo and Dragovoljac opened the 7th round on Friday, August 27, 2021, in Koprivnica. While the first half went without goals, Belupo's s Glavcic received his second yellow in the 76th minute and Mioc scored in the 86th minute for 0:1 and Dragovoljac's first win this season!
  Belupo is currently in 9th place…
Sunday, 29 August 2021

Velimir Šandor Wins Discus Throw Silver Medal at Tokyo Paralympics!

August 29, 2021 - Croatia Paralympian Velimir šandor (35) won the silver medal in discus throw in the F52 category, thus winning the first medal for Croatia at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo! The athlete from Velika Gorica's Uspona won bronze five years ago in Rio de Janeiro, but now he has gone a step further, achieving the greatest success in his career. After an exhausting and long competition, Šandor reached silver with 19.98 meters, while the gold was won by Poland's Piotr Kosewicz who was four centimeters better. The bronze was won by India's Vinod Kumar, throwing 19.91m, and Latvia's…
Sunday, 29 August 2021

Sandra Perković Wins Diamond League Discus Throw in Paris!

August 29, 2021 - Back and better than ever, Sandra Perković has won the Diamond League discus throw in Paris! Croatia's best female athlete reached her 44th victory at the Diamond League in her career with a throw of 65.68 meters in the decisive sixth series. With that, she surpassed the second-placed Cuban Yaime Perez by 37 centimeters, while the Olympic winner from Tokyo, American Valarie Allman, took third place with a throw of 64.51 meters. Perković performed the best throw of the competition in the second series when she threw 66.08 meters and thus secured a place in the…
Sunday, 29 August 2021

Luka Modrić to Miss Croatia's Russia and Slovakia Qualifiers, Lovro Majer Called Up

August 29, 2021 - Croatia captain Luka Modrić will miss Croatia's Russia and Slovakia qualifiers next week, but could still join the team in Split before the Slovenia match on September 7 at Poljud.  The Croatia national team captain and Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modrić, will not come to the Croatia national team gathering on Monday, August 30, reports HNS. Due to an adductor injury, Modrić missed last week's La Liga league match against Levante and was in recovery treatment during the week. In consultation with the medical services of Real Madrid and the Croatia national team, it was established…
Saturday, 28 August 2021

2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers Draw: Croatia in 4th Strongest Group

August 28, 2021 - Croatia has learned it will be in the fourth-strongest group in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers draw.  The Croatia national basketball team is placed in the fourth-strongest group for the 2023 World Cup qualifiers draw, which will be held on Tuesday, August 31, at the headquarters of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in Mies, Switzerland, starting at noon. Croatian is in the same group as Montenegro, Latvia, and Ukraine and cannot play these teams in the first round of qualifications. The 2023 World Cup will be hosted by the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia from August…
Saturday, 28 August 2021

Croatia's First Paralympic Triathlete Antonio Franko Finishes 5th in Tokyo!

August 28, 2021 - Croatia's Antonio Franko won an excellent 5th place in the Paralympic triathlon in Tokyo! It was the premiere performance of a Croatian triathlete in the history of the Paralympic Games, reports The triathlon was held in Odaiba Marine Park, and Franko achieved a result of 1:05.49 after 750 meters of swimming, 20 km of cycling, and 5 km of running, 5:51 minutes behind the winner, France's Alexis Hanquinquant. In second was Japan's Hideki Uda (+3.47), while the bronze was won by Spain's Alejandro Sanchez (+4.26). In front of Franko was China's Jiacho Wang (+4.56). "I…
Saturday, 28 August 2021

Marjan Split's Paško Božić Wins U21 European Taekwondo Silver!

August 28, 2021 - On the last day of the U21 European Championship held in Tallinn this year, Split Marjan member, Paško Božić, won the silver medal in the heavyweight category of +87 kilograms! In the first round, Paško won against Russian Ibrahim Abdulkerimov 25:12; in the quarterfinals, he was better than Ukrainian Lipatov 20:12, and in the semifinals, he defeated Spaniard Perez Campos 16:0. However, the final duel against Turkish national Demirci was uncertain until the very end of the fight when Demirci managed to separate at 20:10 and win the title of European champion.  Thus, taekwondo club Marjan…
Friday, 27 August 2021

Europa League Draw: Dinamo in Group H against West Ham

August 27, 2021 - The Europa League draw was held today in Istanbul, with Dinamo in Group H against Genk, West Ham, and Rapid Wien.  After being relegated from the Champions League playoffs by Moldovan club Sheriff (0-3, 0-0), Dinamo was placed in the first strong group of the Europa League draw and today learned the rivals that stand in their way to a new European spring. The draw in Istanbul on Friday decided that Dinamo will play in Group H of the Europa League. The Zagreb club has thus drawn Group H with Genk, West Ham, and Rapid Wien.…
Friday, 27 August 2021

Croatia against France in EuroVolley 2021 Round of 16 in Belgrade

August 27, 2021 - Croatia will play against France in the EuroVolley 2021 round of 16 in Belgrade on Sunday.  On the brink of defeat, Belarus came to a victory against Slovakia in four sets 3-2 (18-25, 23-25, 25-23, 30-28, 15-12), winning a spot in the European Championship round of 16. Slovakia was thus left without a spot in the knockout phase. Italy easily defeated Switzerland 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 27-25) and confirmed first place in Group C, which was hosted by Zadar. Croatia won second place in Group C with four wins and one defeat, and will thus play against…
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