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Is VAR creating more controversy than it was designed to avoid?

Is VAR creating more controversy than it was designed to avoid?

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology has brought increased scrutiny, debate and controversy around officiating decisions. Currently, the league is commonplace across Europe, with many leagues across the world implementing the change. The Croatia Premier League has become the latest lightning rod for VAR criticism. Bruno Marić, the head of the Croatian refereeing body, resigned after […]

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/ 77 days ago

Is VAR creating more controversy than it was designed to avoid?

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology has brought increased scrutiny, debate and controversy around officiating decisions. Currently, the league is commonplace across Europe, with many leagues across the world implementing the change. The Croatia Premier League has become the latest lightning rod for VAR criticism. Bruno Marić, the head of the Croatian refereeing body, resigned after […]

Croatia

/ 84 days ago

No MLS or Saudi? Club contacts Modric over summer move

It seems like Luka Modric and Real Madrid are nearing the conclusion of their lovely collaboration. This summer, the Croatian will likely leave Spain after a 12-year stay. They reportedly won't offer a new contract to the 38-year-old, who is now in the final months of his deal. It seems like the former Ballon d'Or […]

Croatia

/ 89 days ago

Luka Modric not open to coaching position at Real Madrid

Luka Modric has rapidly fallen out of favor in Carlo Ancelotti's squad at Real Madrid, but that does not mean he is moving to coaching. The latest reports indicate Ancelotti has offered Luka Modric a position as an assistant in the dugout. The former Ballon d'Or winner has only started 16 out of Real Madrid's […]

Croatia

/ 135 days ago

Ex-Premier League flop inks $1 deal to return to childhood club

Hajduk Split recruited a striker with Premier League experience, Nikola Kalinic, for the remainder of the season on minimum wage. The inspiring story of Nikola Kalinic's return to his boyhood club is brimming with joyous nostalgia and unquenchable love. His career, which has been full of ups and downs, Both the highs and the lows […]

Croatia

/ 245 days ago

Last dance? Club chief to reach out to Luka Modric in January

Even though Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has publicly stated his intention to remain with the club, speculation over his near future continues to dominate the press. This summer, the veteran midfielder signed a contract extension with Real Madrid that would keep him in the Spanish capital until next June. It is thus commonly anticipated […]

Creating a dream team of soccer players from Yugoslavia

The glory days of Yugoslavia soccer may be long gone, but the countries that emerged from its dissolution still have a lot of soccer talent to offer. Croatia took podium finishes at the last two World Cups. For a country of almost 4 million people, that is unheard of. Serbia is currently underperforming for their […]

Croatia

/ 336 days ago

Spain beat Croatia in penalties to win Nations League

Spain held their nerves to beat Croatia 5-4 on penalties to win the UEFA Nations League after both sides had played out a goalless stalemate at the end of extra time. Unai Simon was the hero for the La Roja as he saved twice in the shootout before Dani Carvajal scored the winning penalty. Neither […]

Croatia

/ 340 days ago

Croatia books place in Nations League Final with comeback win

Croatia completed a second-half comeback against the Netherlands to secure a place in the 2023 Nations League Final. The Dutch side took a lead into halftime at home and then added a late equalizer, but would eventually fall in extra time. Croatian captain Luka Modric scored a late penalty to secure the 4-2 victory for […]

Croatia

/ 418 days ago

Kovačić double sees Croatia pick up three points in Turkey

Croatia and Turkey battled in UEFA European Championship qualifying on Tuesday. Croatia had heartbreak at home in matchday one, suffering a late equalizer against Wales. On the other hand, Turkey came back in its game to defeat Armenia, 2-1. Therefore, Turkey had the chance to get breathing room in a tough Group D in European […]

Croatia

/ 480 days ago

Draw for UEFA Nations League semi-finals revealed

The UEFA Nations League semi-final matchups were announced on Wednesday. Netherlands have been drawn against Croatia in the first fixture, while Spain face Italy in the other semi-final game. Both matches will be played in June. The Nations League semis will not include a two-legged affair. Instead, the Netherlands and Spain are set to host […]

Croatia

/ 519 days ago

Croatia beat Morocco to seal third place finish

Croatia beat Morocco 2-1 to clinch third place in the World Cup as the European side saw off the tournament’s surprise package at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday evening. This was Croatia’s second third place finish, their first from the 1998 World Cup when they beat Netherlands by the same score line. Frantic Opening […]