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Kramarić On Fire! Scores Another Champions League Goal

November 27, 2018



Andrej Kramarić is officially ‘En Fuego’!



Although his Hoffenheim side lost 3-2 to Shakhtar Donetsk Tuesday night, Kramarić scored a beautiful Davor Šuker-esque goal off the post to get his team on the board. Kramarić now has a 3-game goal streak going back to the England match and if he can keep this up for another two years with the young guns quickly showing their promise – Croatia is in great shape!






Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 14 comments

  1. BZ says:

    In bigger news, Mandzukic scores and continues his masters class on winning soccer.

    Coric gets time vs Real Madrid

    Vlasic’s goal was a pk in a home loss to a shit team, so not even going to pretend he is on fire. I like him, but as soon as I saw the posts saying we should play him over Rakitic, I have to sour a bit. He is nowhere near the player Rakitic is.

  2. Bobby V says:

    Euro 2020 draw is on Sunday.

    There will be 55 teams drawn into five groups of five (Groups A-E) and five groups of six (Groups F-J), with the six seeding pots having already been confirmed after the recent UEFA Nations League phase.

    There will be 12 host nations, although there will be no exceptions from the qualifiers for any of those countries.

    The qualifiers will take place between March and November 2019, with the top two in each of the 10 groups progressing to the finals in June and July 2020.

    Meanwhile, the remaining four berths for the competition will be decided by play-offs in March 2020 and entry to that will be based on the Nations League campaign.

    Who are the co-hosts?

    Azerbaijan, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Scotland and Spain.

    What pot are the Home Nations in?

    The four Nations League finalists – England, Portugal, Switzerland and Netherlands – will be placed in a special pot to ensure they are in a five-team group, meaning they will be free to play in the finals in June.

    Who is seeded in what pot?

    UEFA Nations League pot (4): Switzerland*, Portugal*, Netherlands*, England*

    Pot 1 (6): Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Poland

    Pot 2 (10): Germany, Iceland, Bosnia-Herzegovina*, Ukraine*, Denmark*, Sweden*, Russia, Austria, Wales, Czech Republic

    Pot 3 (10): Slovakia, Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland*, Norway*, Serbia*, Finland*, Bulgaria, Israel

    Pot 4 (10): Hungary, Romania, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Cyprus, Estonia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Georgia*

    Pot 5 (10): Macedonia*, Kosovo*, Belarus*, Luxembourg, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands

    Pot 6 (5): Latvia, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Malta, San Marino

    *indicates team who have already secured Euro 2020 play-off spot at least

    Are there any restrictions?

    In order to allow all 12 Euro 2020 hosts the opportunity to qualify as a group winner or runner-up, a maximum of two such teams can be drawn into one group.

    Meanwhile, for political reasons, Gibraltar and Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo and Serbia and Kosovo cannot be paired together in the same group.

    There is also a winter venue restriction meaning some countries cannot be drawn in the same section so as to avoid games being called off due to adverse conditions.

    So, only two of the following nations can be in the same qualifying group – Belarus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia and Ukraine.

    And there is also a restriction over excess travelling whereby the likes of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iceland can only be placed in a group with one other listed country to avoid having to undertake long journeys for matches.

    What are the key dates?

    The first round of qualifiers take place between March 21-23, 2019, while the final matches are on November 17-19, 2019.

    However, the four Nations League finalists will not be in action on either matchday two or three as they will be competing in the finals of that tournament in Portugal.

    What about the play-offs?

    Each country that won their Nations League group make it automatically into the play-offs, unless they progress to the tournament itself by finishing in the top two of their qualifying group.

    In that situation, the next best nation in the respective league will take their play-off place, with this decided by the following criteria: position in the group, points and goal difference.

    The draw for the play-offs takes place on November 22, 2019, with the play-off semi-finals and finals being played between March 26 and 31, 2020.

  3. Iggy says:

    Dont understand how league of nations crosses over with qualy groups cos of course the country that wins group A in nations league is also gonna qualify via the normal route. I mean why are they qualifying twice? Seems silly but whatevs.

    Anyway we’ll be fine since 24 teams qualy and we only need to come top two.

  4. BZ says:

    As a man of original thought, I’d say just post a link! Leave the plagiarism to children of H1B overstays cheating American citizen students out of college scholarships.

  5. Horvat says:

    Most of the time Kramaric plays a more withdrwan role for club and national team.

    Start playing him as a striker and we have the best thing since Suker.

    I think he was down during the world cup because he, lke many fans, were certain he was going to start up top over Mandzukic. I’m sure the guy would have rocked in Russia if given a starting spot every game!

  6. Maminjo says:

    One of Georgia, Belarus, Kosovo and Macedonia are guaranteed a spot.

    Why do these teams even bother putting any effort or focus on the qualification cycle?

    Just scout the three other teams in your playoff pool and focus entirely on that. Just use the qualifications to experiment.

  7. Maminjo says:

    Same as Serbia in Pot 3.

    All they gotta do is focus on how they can beat Finland, Scotland and Norway.

    I can see League A teams purposely relegating themselves down to League B or C for an easy second crack at qualifying.

  8. Goku says:

    Winning the Nations League does NOT qualify you for the Euros. After the Euro2020 qualifers, any team that has not qualified for the Euros can have a second chance if they are in the top 4 of their respective League. Those games will take place in March 2020.

  9. Dannyj says:

    Wonder if kramaric gonna move in the winter?
    Talks still bout brozovic modric perisic brekalo all possible moves

    U would think a big boy will come calling for krama

  10. Ivica Golic says:

    Kovacic and Rebic are on the bench regularly recently. Halilovic is rarely on the pitch. They should all transfer to a team which can make better use of their skills.

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