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Mladi Vatreni Backdoor Qualify To U-21 EURO 2021

November 18, 2020

    With all attention on Croatia vs. Portugal on Tuesday, the U-21 qualification to EURO 2021 next year was overshadowed. It’s great to see such a talented group of Croatian young guns qualify for the tournament, but it’s how they qualified is what we should be talking about.     The Mladi Vatreni did not control their own destiny […]

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Ante Kvartuč

  Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 61 comments

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Kovačić Scores Twice As Lucky Portugal Beats Croatia 3-2 At Poljud

November 16, 2020

    A much better performance from the Vatreni today compared to the Sweden match on Saturday. The boys looked determined not to lay up another goose egg, and it showed. Even though this was a friendly match for Portugal, as they could not top the group, they played their ‘Big 4’ of Ronaldo, Fernandes, Jota, and Felix against Croatia […]

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Ante Kvartuč

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Relax, Breathe, Don’t Worry…Repeat

November 15, 2020

    Maminjo is my “POTW”, Poster of the Week. He’s been on fire and is looking through his ‘logical lens’ rather than taking an emotional approach.     Should Croatian fans be in ‘panic mode’ after the 2-1 loss to Sweden on Saturday?     Absolutely not! Don’t even spend one ounce of your energy thinking about it.   […]

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Ante Kvartuč

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Vatreni Sleep Walk Through 2-1 Loss To Sweden

November 13, 2020

    It will be interesting to see who Dalić puts out there against Sweden. Modrić and Perišić are automatic. You can also add Brekalo and Vlašić to that list as Ante Rebić hasn’t gone 90 minutes in over a month. Marcelo Brozović tested positive for COVID and will not be playing. Would Dalić try out Kovačić as the CDM […]

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Ante Kvartuč

  Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 126 comments

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