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Archives: Croatia

Bayern Munich eager to sign 15-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Fifteen-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic has taken part in a first-team training session with Bayern Munich. The club has been monitoring the young Croatian for quite some time and are eager to sign the midfielder after losing out to Real Madrid … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti targets March return for midfielder Luka Modric

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Speaking ahead of his side’s encounter with Almeria on Sunday, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti informed the media he is targeting a March return for midfielder Luka Modric. The Croatia international returned to first-team training this week after being sidelined since … Continue reading

Luka Modric returns to Real Madrid first team training

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Luka Modric returned to first team training today during a condensed session that followed Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Schalke 04 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday. Modric has been missing from the … Continue reading

Luka Modric To Miss Three To Four Months After Sustaining Injury On International Duty

Posted on by Peter Quinn

According to Real Madrid’s club doctors, midfielder Luka Modric sustained a torn left proximal rectus femoris tendon (the tendon to the top of the muscle near his hip) and will be out of action for between three and four months. The … Continue reading

Argentina and Messi Light Up London With Victory Over Croatia [VIDEO]

Posted on by David Bronstein

Editor’s note: World Soccer Talk writer David Bronstein attended last night’s Argentina vs Croatia game at West Ham United’s stadium last night. Here’s his match report from the evening. East London was treated to some South American flair Wednesday night … Continue reading

7.1 Million People Watched Mexico Vs Croatia On Univision Deportes

Posted on by Christopher Harris

An average of 7.1 million people watched Univision’s broadcast of the World Cup game between Mexico and Croatia on Monday, which is the most-viewed World Cup Group Stage match in the history of Univision Deportes. Several key numbers stand out: … Continue reading

Mexico Rewarded for Aggressive Tactics in 3-1 Victory Over Croatia

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Going into the final Group A match of this World Cup, you could forgive Mexico for playing conservatively.  While they could finish atop the group by “outscoring” Brazil, simply getting a draw would see Mexico extend their improbably run into … Continue reading

WATCH Mexico Vs Croatia Match Highlights [VIDEO]; El Tri Advance to Round of 16

Posted on by Alex Muller

Mexico defeated Croatia 3-1 in Recife on Monday in a convincing win that advances the team to the next round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Mexico captain Rafa Marquez opened the scoring with a header in the 72nd minute … Continue reading

Mexico vs Croatia, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Mexico has the chance to book its place in the Round of 16 in the World Cup today with a minimum of a draw against a Croatia side. Meanwhile, a win for Croatia will see them go through to the … Continue reading

Mexico vs Croatia Preview and Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Brazil was supposed to breeze through Group A but Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa’s heroics means that there’s all to play for on Monday (4pm ET/1pm kickoff). Should Brazil succumb to the pressure and slip against Cameroon then the winner of … Continue reading

Mexico Face Croatia in Biggest Test of 2014 World Cup

Posted on by Pablo Amador

Although Mexico faced South Africa in 2010, facing Brazil in the 2014 World Cup was going to be an experience like none other. With the previous Olympic defeat in their minds, the Scratch du Oro were eager to show the … Continue reading

Cameroon 0-4 Croatia: Official Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Croatia ripped Cameroon to pieces on Wednesday evening by a 4-0 scoreline. Mario Mandzukic who was suspended for the opening match of the competition which Croatia lost 3-1 to the host nation Brazil, struck twice, while Ivica Olic and Ivan … Continue reading

Croatia vs Cameroon, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Today’s third clash brings Croatia and Cameroon together in a game where the loser will be out of the World Cup. Where to watch? For viewers in the United States, here’s where you can watch the game between Cameroon and … Continue reading

Croatia and Cameroon Preview and Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Sameer Chopra

After Brazil and Mexico played out a 0-0 draw leaving both with four points, Croatia and Cameroon has become an even more important fixture, especially for Croatia who have already played Brazil and thus gotten their toughest group match out … Continue reading

Stop The Griping: It Was Croatia, Not the Referee That Lost the Match to Brazil

Posted on by Robert Hay

In the modern game, we have lost out on the candid and honest interview in the media.  That’s why the sound bites after Brazil’s 3-1 victory over Croatia were so good.  Croatian coach Niko Kovac was right to say after … Continue reading

Brazil 3-1 Croatia – Host Win in Match Shrouded in Controversy: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Robert O'Connor

Brazil opened the World Cup with an uneven 3-1 win over a stubborn Croatia in Sao Paulo thanks to two goals from Neymar. Brazil’s talisman opened his account for the tournament with a long range effort to level the scores … Continue reading

Brazil vs Croatia, World Cup Opening Game: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

After a four year wait, the World Cup returns with Brazil and Croatia in the match. Billions of sports fans around the world will be tuning in. We’ll make sure you don’t miss a single second. Where to watch the … Continue reading

Predicted Starting XI: Brazil vs Croatia Lineups in World Cup

Posted on by Alex King

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in the Arena de Sao Paulo at 4pm ET on Thursday, following an opening ceremony that is sure to boast Brazilian carnival culture and advertise the “Joga Bonito” style of Brazilian soccer that … Continue reading