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Croatia v Russia Postgame Show From St. Anthony’s

July 7, 2018

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Croatians all over the world celebrated Croatia’s second straight penalty win at the World Cup Saturday night! This is what it looked like from St. Anthony’s Croatian Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Over 1,000 fans showed up to cheer on their Vatreni for another 120 minutes and penalty kicks.

 

 

Stressful is putting the atmosphere lightly.

 

 
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Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 40 comments





  1. Iggy Iggy says:

    Great atmosphere! I say this each time but thanks for posting those vids so we can share in the atmosphere, Ante!



  2. Mali Ante says:

    We really need Perisic, Kramaric and Kovacic to step
    up. Kova has been really disappointing. At least Krama and Perisic have both found the back of the net but they need to find another gear. Perisic will be key for us..I really don’t understand subbing off Perisic the last few games. He’s been underwhelming but still is one of our best players.

    4-2-3-1 formation to continue letting Modric play higher has been our best lineup.
    Mandza
    Rebic-Modric-Perisic
    Brozovic-Rakitic
    Strinic-Vida-Lovren-Vrsaljko
    Suba

    Kramaric
    Kovacic
    Badelj



  3. The truth says:

    Vida potentially suspended for the rest of the world cup

    For saying glory to Ukraine on Instagram

    A za dom equivalent for Ukraine

    Against fifa rules carrying possible two game suspension



  4. Brkic says:

    I think it’s very unlikely that Vida is suspended, but he may be fined. The whole thing is ridiculous- FIFA should have stripped the WC from Russia for annexing Crimea and shooting down a commercial airliner, but they did nothing because they are one of the most corrupt organizations in the world.



  5. The truth says:

    No need to debate whether fifa or Russia are corrupt

    They make the rules

    They are playing this clip all over Russian media and there is widespread outrage in Russia. Russia is working hard to push max penalty



  6. KRO says:

    There was no reason for Vida to say that or even joke about it hes proven hes not the smartest player around. He scored a goal and took a good penalty but he could let down the team here if he gets suspended.



  7. Mixed grill says:

    Why do our players need to do these stupid things? Either way they will jeer vida every time he touches ball, like bilic after his France dive in 98. It will be annoying at a minimum. As to the Brit commentary, they are saying little we don’t say ourselves. However last night’s victory against a bunker defense home advantaged highly motivated team was far more impressive than people appreciate. And better luck to perisic or remove the dumb pivaric move and it would have been more decisive and impressive. We will rise to the occasion Wednesday. We are now a more fine tuned experienced team that knows what to do to win.



  8. The truth says:

    Not only might be suspended but he arguably changed the entire atmosphere in Russia

    Russia was geared up to support Croatia going forward (remember nearly 70 percent of tickets held are still by Russians)

    These comments have inflamed them though

    Reports are now that There is nothing they want more than to see Croatia go home

    Reports that this will now be a home game for England

    And those wearing checkers on the streets of Moscow would proceed with caution



  9. Toronto Croatia Toronto Croatia says:

    Well Vida ..it wont make it any easier for Croatians in Russia now …but he’ll be a hero in Ukraine



  10. Crotown says:

    Lots of comaparisons to 1998- not a good comparison- 1998 the boys played in Croatian small clubs or Germany- only Boban was a big name- even Croatian people were like-“ who is Davor Suker? This go around – big club players who have played in FA cup finals- won lots at the club level-

    I think we were lucky but who cares- lots of love from Canada- be proud of our great culture and smile because our parents sacrificed huge to bring our great nation to the other parts of the world- our traditions are alive and well in Canada- good luck to our boys- we can do it – God willing





  11. LAknat says:

    let’s put 98 players to commemorate our 20th anniversary of glorious 3rd place into our current lines up ~!

    ……………………….Ladic…………………………….
    …………..Vida…..Lovren…..Simic………………..
    Vrsaljko……….Prosinečki…………Robert Jarni
    ………..Modric………………Rakitic……………….
    …………….Boban……Suker…………………..



  12. LAknat says:

    let’s put 98 players to commemorate our 20th anniversary of glorious 3rd place into our current lines up ~!

    …………………….Ladic…………………………
    ……..…..Vida…..Lovren…..Simic………………
    Vrsaljko……….Prosinečki…………Robert Jarni
    ………..Modric…………….Rakitic……………
    …………….Boban……Suker…………………..



  13. The truth says:

    The lack of commentary continues to interest me

    It’s like the Croatian fans are finally getting what they want with these victories, but almost self reflecting and wondering is this what I’ve been after this whole time??….



  14. LAknat says:

    let’s put 98 players to commemorate our 20th anniversary of glorious 3rd place into our current lines up ~!

    ……………………Ladic…………………………
    ……..…..Vida…..Lovren…..Simic………………
    Asanovic………Prosinečki………..Robert Jarni
    ………..Modric…………….Rakitic……………
    …………….Boban……Suker…………………..



  15. Anonymous says:

    Shut up Truth Troll.
    As always, he keeps trying to find ways to put negativity into a positive moment. I thought we were cracking down on trolls here? Why is Truth Troll still here?



  16. Soul Champ says:

    Kovacic needs to start.

    He has played well over the 5 games. Some matches better than others.

    England have Harry Kane and young legs over us.

    Need Kovacic to add speed to our first 11.

    Perisic can physically and tactically play LB .. it may be a stretch mentally but this is what is needed to win this thing.

    The rest of the teams have pace on the wings and LB is a place everyone seems to lunch on against us.

    The free world will be with us!

    ZDS



  17. Lika Joey says:

    Turkey, I wish I was a Croatian! I can’t believe how Croats are on top…my fellow Serbs are turning into the peasants of Europe.



  18. Mali Ante says:

    @ Soul Champ
    I always love your positive energy brate moj!!!
    Who would you have Kovacic in for? He has disappointed me as I’ve expected much more given he should be more fresh than most of our players. Although I think now isn’t the time to try to experiment and have Perisic play LB….it could be a good option in a year or so. Strinic has actually played well (surprisingly)
    I think we need to play a very strategic counter game and give England the ball…hit with our speed on the wings with Perisic and Rebic who has been an absolute beast!

    I have to share with you guys probably the worst recap of a game I’ve ever read….it’s actually comical. This idiot (obviously biased) hasn’t a clue!! It makes me wonder what passes for journalism these days…

    Enjoy the stupidity!!

    http://www.sportingnews.com/ca/soccer/news/england-the-biggest-winners-as-exhausted-croatia-edge-out-raucous-russia/1jqhtyg7gmu3j1a4nr9mxzoxs7
    I



  19. Croatianperson85 says:

    The Truth – go fuck your self

    Hey Ante if we can get 25 or more – go fuck your self messages to Truth from different IP addressess and names so we know it’s not the same person can he be blocked from messaging here? Is there any way we can vote on this the people of Cro sports? It’s literally only a few bad apples. Big difference between playing devils advocate with thought provoking messages vs shit disturbers. He could very well just be someone who has zero interest in this website and the dialogue and just wants to shit on everyone’s parade.

    Truth have you heard of doxing before ? Don’t fuck with the quiet computer nerds here or we’ll shove that Monte Carlo simulator up your ass where it belongs.

    Crack a beer, kick your feet up, enjoy the day and stop being such a seronja for once. Dirty communist pig you and Holiga.



  20. Soul Champ says:

    @ Mali Ante

    For England I like Kovačić in as CDM.

    Kramaric is going to get dropped as even with his goal as Modrić and Rakitic suffer with him in the #10 hole.

    Kovačić will also provide support for Strinic if that’s what we have to go with.

    Plus he is a better initiator of offense out the back as he can both take the space and pass forward.

    England are coming out high tempo and we need to match their intensity.

    We cannot waste Modrić or Rakitic on tracking back.

    When Kovačić tires read the situation and either bring on Badelj or Brozovic.

    England has no idea what is coming on Wednesday. They have had BS group and a predictable Sweden.

    Just need Kovačić in their to complete the El Classico midfield.



  21. Lika Joey says:

    Some other goof is using my name…( cedo) Turkey. This is me….truth fuck you you gipsy yugo bitch!



  22. BZ says:

    @Soul Champ- c’mon man, now you are on the Perisic LB bus too. Never thought I could get you to the dark side, but you are welcome here anytime.

    Not sure why everyone is hating on Kovacic. Granted, I wouldn’t have put him in my PK lineup. I told my wife exactly where Kovacic was going, bottom right. Too bad the goalkeeper knew also.



  23. Iggy says:

    Wow i did not hear about that Vida thing, that’s really disappointing cos i was hoping for Russian support given the current political climate with Engerand…



  24. Anonymous says:

    Fuck Russia, they can get fucked! They can support their Allies England, they’re both pieces of shit.

    And those that wanted Russian support, Fuck you also.

    Croatia as a nation is doing something wrong if the Russian scum are supporting us.

    Well done Vida, his penalty was my favourite also!



  25. Oremuš says:

    @Crotown

    Sorry kiddo but you’re full of it as Croatia had already made it to the Euro 96 Quarterfinals only losing to Germany, and had be known as the “golden generation” ever since they won the FIFA U-20 World Cup with Yugoslavia back in 1987.

    It wasn’t just Boban at AC Milan, but EVERY Croatian fan like myself back in the 1990’s knew who Suker was since he had been playing with Maradona at Sevilla and was already at Real Madrid by the 1996-1997 season (third best scorer within the league). Same goes with Prosinecki who had already played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona, as well as Jarni and Boksic for Juventus and Vlaovic for Valencia all BEFORE 1997. Moreover both Bilic and Stimac were also seasoned defenders in the Premier League playing for Derby County and West Ham.

    Some of us weren’t kids back then and all the facts can be easily verified with a simple Wikipedia search.

    Making things up is not argument and only shows what a damn ignorant you are here…



  26. Soul Champ says:

    @ BZ

    LOL..

    Vida at RB we may need more offensively out of LB.

    Not sure why Strinic looks so limited going forward?

    He has been solid defensively and sometimes he gets left out to dry.

    But I remember him smooth on the ball and whipping in crosses.

    Sampdoria benching down the stretch was not a good look before World Cup.

    We are going to need him now with Vrsaljko out.

    Ćorluka is ready and will play well against England.

    He is great on the ball and initiates attack at times.

    Kovačić definitely needs to start now as Vrsaljko was part of our core speed crew.



  27. Oremuš says:

    @Crotown

    Sorry kiddo but you’re full of it ! FYI, Croatia had already made it to the Euro 96 Quarterfinals only losing to champion Germany, and had ben known as the “golden generation” ever since they won the FIFA U-20 World Cup with Yugoslavia back in 1987.

    It wasn’t just Boban at AC Milan. EVERY Croatian fan like myself back in the 1990’s knew who Suker was since he had been playing with Maradona at Sevilla and was already at Real Madrid by the 1996-1997 season (third best scorer within the league). Same goes with Prosinecki who had been playing for Real Madrid and Barcelona, Jarni and Boksic for Juventus, and Vlaovic for Valencia all BEFORE 1997. Additionally, both Bilic and Stimac were also seasoned defenders in the Premier League playing for Derby County and West Ham.

    Some of us weren’t kids back then and all the facts can be easily verified with a simple Wikipedia search.

    Making things up is not argument and only shows what a damn ignorant you are here…



  28. Zoran says:

    @Crotown

    Sorry but you’re full of it as Croatia had already made it to the Quarterfinals at the Euro 96 only losing to champion Germany (2-1), and had been known as the “golden generation” ever since they won the FIFA U-20 World Cup with Yugoslavia back in 1987.

    And please, it wasn’t just Boban at AC Milan, but EVERY Croatian fan like myself back in the 1990’s knew who Suker was since he had been playing with Maradona at Sevilla by 1992 and was already at Real Madrid by the 1996-1997 season (third best scorer within the league). Same goes with Prosinecki who had already played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona, as well as Jarni and Boksic for Juventus and Vlaovic for Valencia all BEFORE 1997. Moreover both Bilic and Stimac were also seasoned defenders in the Premier League playing for Derby County and West Ham.

    Some of us weren’t kids back then and all the facts can be easily verified with a simple Wikipedia search…





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