Croatia football

Croatia veteran Mario Mandzukic announces retirement

The 35-year-old announced his decision in a post on Instagram, which included a photo of a pair of boots, on Friday night.

published on : 4th September 2021

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

FIFA World Cup 2018: 'Big brother' Luka Modric from a different planet, says Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic

Rakitic and Modric form one of the most formidable midfield pairings at the World Cup and after an impressive start, Croatia are being tipped to go far.

published on : 29th June 2018

The history boys: Croatia try to step out of 1998 FIFA World Cup shadow

Twenty years ago, Croatia reached the last four, being denied a World Cup final spot only by a Lilian Thuram-inspired France.

published on : 29th June 2018

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says Luka Modric would win Ballon d'Or if he was Spanish or German

Modric has been one of the stars of the World Cup so far, scoring in each of his opening two games as Croatia have stormed to the top of Group D.

published on : 24th June 2018

Midfield maestros Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic the FIFA World Cup's best, says Croatia defender Vedran Corluka

Corluka is hoping to follow in the footsteps of living 'legends' and recreate Croatia's historic run to the World Cup semi-finals 20 years ago.

published on : 24th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina striker Lionel Messi was powerless against us, says Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic

Real Madrid's Luka Modric produced a masterful display in midfield -- capped with a magnificent goal -- and Dalic said that his captain and number 10 had outshone his opposite number.

published on : 23rd June 2018

Croatia cuts one player as they name final FIFA World Cup squad

The Croatia squad is led by international stars Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic, but on Sunday it lost a warmup game, 2-0, to Brazil in Liverpool.

published on : 5th June 2018

We are fed up of underachieving, says Croatia's Vedran Corluka

The Croatians made group stage exits in 2002, 2006 and 2014, but the defender is confident the present team would finally live up to expectations.

published on : 30th May 2018

Zlatko Dalic gamble pays off for Croatia FIFA World Cup hopes

Croatia took a gamble when they appointed Zlatko Dalic as national coach last October but he repaid them handsomely by guiding them to the World Cup finals.

published on : 30th May 2018