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The Weekend Water Cooler

October 18, 2019

    Headlines:    Mateo Kovačić came off the bench in the 1st half as Chelsea downed Newcastle 1-0   Ivan Perišić remained on the bench as Bayern Munich drew Augsburg 2-2   Luka Modrić and Gareth Bale were both ruled out of Real Madrid’s 1-0 loss to Mallorca Saturday due to injury   Marcelo Brozović and Inter Milan play Sassuolo early […]

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Ante Kvartuč

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CONFIRMED: Croatia vs. Slovakia To Be Played In Rijeka

October 16, 2019

    Croatia were always supposed to finish their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign against Slovakia in Rijeka. But after the Hungary match in Split, there were small rumblings that the game could be moved to Poljud. And after the Wales match, even stronger rumblings said that the Slovakia match would be moved to Maksimir in Zagreb.     The HNS […]

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Ante Kvartuč

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Croatia vs. Wales: The Silver Lining

October 13, 2019

    There’s no doubt about it; Croatia’s 1-1 draw against Wales was a bit disappointing. The Vatreni came out of the gate hot with a 9th minute goal from the ‘wunderkind’ duo of Josip Brekalo and Nikola Vlašić. It looked as if they would break open the flood gates in Cardiff, but it didn’t happen. Wales – a mediocre […]

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Ante Kvartuč

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Croatia Draw Wales 1-1, Still In Complete Control Of Euro Berth

October 12, 2019

  Croatia Starting XI vs. Wales: (4-2-3-1): Livaković – Barišić, Vida, Lovren, Jedvaj – Modrić, Kovačić – Perišić, Vlašić, Brekalo – Petković     The Vatreni started off their second to last Euro 2020 qualifier against Wales in fantastic fashion. Young bloods Josip Brekalo and Nikola Vlašić got the start in place of veterans Ivan Rakitić and Ante Rebić. The tandem […]

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