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/ 583 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 […]


/ 586 days ago

Argentina celebrate World Cup Final appearance: Paper reaction

The most dominant run by a small country since Uruguay's two World Cup titles in the first half of the 20th Century came to an end at the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday as Croatia fell to Argentina. Here's the reaction from those two nations as well as the rest of the world. Argentine coverage The […]


/ 587 days ago

Argentina advance to World Cup Final after Messi, Alvarez show

For the sixth time in its history, Argentina will play in a World Cup Final. La Abiceleste put together a dominant display against the 2018 runner-up, Croatia, on Tuesday. Lionel Messi grabbed the opening goal with a first-half penalty. Yet, it was Julian Alvarez to got the scoresheet with a brace. Plus, the Manchester City […]


/ 588 days ago

Key battles as Argentina faces Croatia in World Cup semifinal

Argentina and Croatia lock horns at Lusail stadium on Tuesday evening for a spot in the World Cup Final next Sunday. Both sides qualified for the semifinals on penalty shootouts. Lionel Messi and Argentina edged out the Netherlands in a World Cup classic. Meanwhile, Croatia stunned pre-tournament favorites Brazil. Luka Modrić hopes to go one step […]

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/ 590 days ago

World newspapers react to Brazil-Croatia & Argentina-Holland

Club soccer may have surpassed international soccer in the hearts and minds of many fans, but no result in a domestic game can match the effect that a national team result can have on millions of people. From the depths of despair to the heights of happiness, here now is the reaction to Friday's dramatic […]


/ 591 days ago

Croatia beat Brazil on penalties as goalkeeper stars

The World Cup favorites are now out of the tournament after Brazil lost to Croatia on Friday via penalties. Despite mustering just one shot on target in 120 minutes, the Europeans advanced to the semifinals. Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was undoubtedly the star of the show. The Dinamo Zagreb shot-stopper made 10 saves throughout the […]


/ 594 days ago

Croatia: Déjà vu in World Cup knockout rounds

Croatia advanced past the first stage of the World Cup knockout rounds at Qatar 2022. The draw and subsequent penalty kicks against Japan had all the shades of Russia 2018. Back then, Croatia played to a 1-1 draw against Denmark, also in the round of 16. Croatia topped the Danes on penalties, the same fate […]


/ 595 days ago

Croatia needs penalties, Brazil thumps South Korea at World Cup

In Monday's pair of round of 16 fixtures, two teams from the 2018 quarterfinals punched a ticket to that round of 2022. However, while Japan pushed Croatia to the brink, Brazil cruised along in what has been a sumptuous World Cup for the five-time champions. For South Korea and Japan, it is a harsh exit […]


/ 599 days ago

Lukaku furious as Belgium crash out of World Cup

Belgium has shockingly been knocked out of the World Cup after a 0-0 draw against Croatia on Thursday, and Romelu Lukaku had a number of opportunities to prevent that. The No. 2 ranked team in the world finished third in Group F of the competition. Croatia and Morocco advanced to the knockout stages from the […]


/ 603 days ago

Croatia send Canada out of the World Cup

Andrej Kramaric scored a fine brace as Croatia overturned an early deficit to eliminate Canada from the World Cup at the Khalifa International stadium on Sunday evening. Alphonso Davies gave the North American nation a dream start with a thumping header from Tajon Buchanan’s cross from the right wing with only 68 seconds played. Croatia […]

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/ 604 days ago

Mood in Croatia ahead of Canada clash

24 hours ahead of Croatia’s 2nd match in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the mood in the country could be described as ‘cautiously optimistic’. Croatia opened their World Cup campaign with a 0-0 draw with Morocco which only amplified the main concern fans had about Croatia entering the World Cup – the lack of a true […]


/ 605 days ago

Croatia newspaper attacks Canada World Cup coach

Canada head coach John Herdman made headlines following his team's 1-0 defeat to Belgium on Wednesday, headlines a Croatia newspaper jumped on. The Canadians played very well against one of the World Cup favorites, but failed to collect any points on the night. Herdman also made an interesting speech to his players following the game. […]


/ 607 days ago

Morocco holds for draw against Croatia in World Cup

In the first half, things seemed at least somewhat even between Morocco and Croatia in their World Cup opener. Croatia threatened Morocco keeper Yassine Bounou from long range as usual. Luka Modric had to be tightly marked several yards away from the goal, and his midfield partner Ivan Perisic's outside-the-box screamer cleared the crossbar by […]


/ 614 days ago

Croatia, the darlings of 2018, seek redemption at Qatar 2022

Measuring nations against one another in terms of national pride is ridiculous. Yet, it is hard to argue against Croatia's standing at the top of that hypothetical list. Plus, given Croatia's talent, it is a clear soccer powerhouse. Croatia's population hovers just shy of 4 million. For reference, that is roughly equal to the state […]


/ 621 days ago

Croatia names roster for World Cup

Croatia is another team releasing its full 26-man roster for the World Cup. The surprise team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia features a talented list of players heading into Qatar. Star midfielder Luka Modric obviously headlines this Croatia team. The Real Madrid maestro has managed to rack up over 150 total appearances for […]