Croatia

Poland, Russia qualify for Euro 2020; Bale-brilliance makes Croatia wait

Poland is also assured of finishing in the top two of Group G, where second-placed Austria boosted its hopes of qualifying with a 1-0 win at Slovenia.

published on : 14th October 2019

Nine-star Belgium book Euro place, Dutch fight back to beat Northern Ireland

Lukaku took his record Belgium international tally past 50 goals as Roberto Martinez's Group I leaders opened up an unassailable 11-point lead.

published on : 11th October 2019

Forest fire erupts in Croatia party island; 10,000 flee

Tourism is a pillar of Croatia's economy, with visitors flocking to hundreds of islands and islets along its stunning Adriatic coast.

published on : 16th July 2019

Luka Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned FIFA's player of the year

Modric beat out Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo, who along with Messi did not attend the glitzy awards ceremony in London.

published on : 25th September 2018

Luka Modric should win all that Leo Messi can't, says Ivan Rakitic

The comment came after Modric was named as UEFA Best Player of the Year and earned a nomination for FIFA's 2018 Best Men's Player award.

published on : 15th September 2018

Croatians hail returning FIFA World Cup squad in grand parade

More than 100,000 people thronged the square to hail 'Vatreni' led by captain and World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric.

published on : 17th July 2018

France gives FIFA World Cup winners a heroes' welcome home

Crowds began converging early Monday on the Champs-Elysees, the gathering point for all national celebrations.

published on : 17th July 2018

Thank you, heroes: Press hail Croatia squad after dream FIFA World Cup journey

More than 100,000 red-and-white-painted Croatian fans were expected to welcome the squad home later Monday in the capital Zagreb.

published on : 16th July 2018

Croatia showed that small nations can dream big, says coach Zlatko Dalic

With a population of around 4.5 million, Croatia became the smallest European nation to reach the World Cup final in the 88-year history of the competition.

published on : 16th July 2018

Croatia gears up to give heroes' welcome to FIFA World Cup team

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the celebrations at the central square in the capital Zagreb on Monday after the players fly in from Russia.

published on : 16th July 2018

With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying FIFA World Cup victory

France's 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years that France has won the World Cup.

published on : 16th July 2018

France defeat Croatia to lift FIFA World Cup for second time after 20 years

The scoreline — France scored four to Croatia’s two — might suggest a stroll for Le Bleus but it was anything but.

published on : 16th July 2018

Heartbroken but proud Croatia fans celebrate their 'heroes'

On the final whistle applause from tens of thousands of Croatian fans rang out through the capital's main Jelacic square as many lit flares and set off firecrackers. 

published on : 16th July 2018

Luka Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe young player award

Modric was named man-of-the-match three times in Croatia's seven games in Russia, but even the Real Madrid midfielder was powerless to stop France's firepower.

published on : 16th July 2018

Three things we learned from France's FIFA World Cup final win

France are world champions for the second time as Les Bleus ran wild while Croatia's energy reserves ran dry to win a thrilling final.

published on : 16th July 2018
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