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Croatians Around Europe XXXV

May 19, 2019

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Andrej Kramarić

 

 

Andrej Kramarić scored a beautiful free kick in the 34th minute Saturday – curling the ball over the wall and into the left side netting. The goal put Hoffenheim up 2-0 going into the break but they would concede four unanswered goals in the second to give Mainz a 4-2 victory. If Hoffenheim would have held on for the victory, they would have booked a Europa League spot. Now, they will only have the Bundesliga to worry about next season.

 

 

Kramarić tallied an amazing 25 goals this season for both Hoffenheim and Croatia. He scored 22 for his club and three for the Vatreni – vs. Spain, England and Azerbaijan. From November 7th to December 12th, Kramarić scored in nine straight games across all competitions.

 

 

Kramarić Free Kick @ 0:32

 

 

Brekalo Goal @ 7:30

 

 

Josip Brekalo scored Wolfsburg’s seventh goal in an 8-1 win over Augsburg with a nicely executed half-volley. The 20-year old Brekalo has been under-utilized by Wolfsburg this season but he showed glimpses of greatness when he was on the pitch. With the win, Wolfsburg secured a Europa League berth for next year. Tin Jedvaj hasn’t played much this season for Bayer Leverkusen, however, they booked Germany’s last Champions League berth this weekend so it will be interesting to see how he is used next year.

 

 


Mandžukić Scores From Ridiculous Angle

 

 

Juventus already locked up the Serie A title weeks ago, but that didn’t stop Super Mario Mandžukić from scoring an unbelievable goal in a 1-1 draw against Atalanta on Sunday. In the 80th minute, Juan Cuadrado sent a long, cross-field lob into the box and Mandžukić got a toe on the ball to ‘nutmeg’ the goalie from the tightest of angles. Mandza still has the goods. It’s a shame Juventus didn’t make a deeper run into Champions League but Croatia could absolutely still use his services. There’s no doubt about it.

 

 

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Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 81 comments





  1. Anonymous says:

    If Niko Kovac can win the league today, I’m gonna remind all you guys when I was the only one saying what a good coach he was. I was the only one too!

    It’s like you guys don’t anything about football lol!



  2. CroatiaU14 says:

    Kramarić and Brekalo both scored today…Brekalo scored a nice volley in the 85th minute…Vlašić and Sosa also played well today.



  3. The Truth says:

    I’m happy for Bayern and it was special for Robben and Ribery to score.

    Now they need to beat Leipzig for the Pokal to win the double.



  4. Razbijač says:

    Both Kramaric and Brekalo goals were spectacular!

    Happy to see Kovac take the title, the first croatian coach to win a title in a top 5 league since Ivic did it with Marseille in ’92.



  5. Dannyj says:

    Nice to hear on the young guns doing well
    With this next qualifying game at the end of the season we need to go into summer with a win no doubt

    Kovac was in serious trouble during tge season now he appears to cement another year

    Who do u think most likely to come back as coach Bilic or kovac?
    Bilic really has gone down hill it seems

    Also where did I read stimac is coaching India??



  6. Torin says:

    Someone asked me about my opinion on the hod za zivot. That’s easy. People have no right to tell a woman what to do with her body. Until that bodily tissue is detached from the umbilical chord, it is part of a woman’s body and not a person. No one has the right to tell them what to do with that tissue in the same way you don’t go around telling people when to cut their hair. Sadly, in Croatia, it is not yet a stain to be pro life like it is in America. Fortunately in America, pro life stances can get taken to task by the media and big business which will help keep that action in check. Hopefully soon it’ll become the same in Croatia. You want to restrict a woman’s right to choose in zadar, then we just won’t do business in zadar



  7. crnkovic says:

    when a baby is born it’s still attached to the mother by umbilical cord. if the mother decides that the baby is ugly or has some handicap is she allowed to kill it? think before you speak. you were right maminjo. brainwashed leftie extremist



  8. Torin says:

    Yes, even after the tissue exits the birth canal, if it is still attached to the mother, the tissue is still part of that mothers body and she may do with it as she wishes like she would get her nails done at a hair salon. Of course, we hope whatever is done is done in humane way and that is why we need proper methods developed to deal with this unique situation. States in the US are pushing in this direction, with states like New York and Virginia moving toward full late term abortion access. This is the future and the path the country is on. Once we can get that established, we can push past late term rights for women and onto post passing through birth canal rights for women. Already progress is being made in these areas by shutting down born ‘alive’ legislation. It’s sad to see what’s happening in Alabama, Missouri etc



  9. Poglavnik says:

    Way too many people on this planet to worry about a fetus. Funny how Conservatives value an unborn life yet don’t give a shit about people once they’re born.



  10. Torin says:

    Pogkavnik is right. Too many people out there to be worried about tissue. We don’t go protest outside a barber’s shop when people cut their hair



  11. Suba says:

    I read somewhere that Niko would still get the axe

    It seems he does not have the personality to control a dressing room



  12. Anonymous says:

    @Torin

    “And anonymous, someone did ask for my opinion on the hod za zivot”

    Not on this post idiot, on the other one.



  13. The truth says:

    Such muted response here to torin. And here i thought there were veliki Catholics on this site

    In footballing news…zzzzzzzzz…. Feeling like things have been real dull. Let’s get to this qualifier already. Croatia always plays terrible in the June session. A loss here and making euros will get really tough



  14. BZ says:

    @Pog- After I did my second stint in the big house, it was conservatives that got me back on my feet. Democrats turned their back on me. On my work intramural soccer team, they called me the Striker from Riker! Rikers Island ain’t as bad as they say. 3 hots and a cot is not so bad, when the alternative is hiding from the Russian mafia.



  15. Anonymous says:

    @The truth

    “Such muted response here to torin. And here i thought there were veliki Catholics on this site”

    Torin isn’t Catholic so that’s his opinion, Davor Bernardic calls himself a Catholic so he would disagree with Torin.

    Let’s investigate Bernardic now, as a so called Catholic he believes in Jesus Christ,

    Matthew 8:22
    But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.

    Following Christ is life, so Davor Bernardic would believe that @Torin is already dead lol, hence Torin’s opinion, which I would say would be your opinion as well being you’re a big supporter of homosexals?

    Torin is hardcore SDP as well.



  16. The truth says:

    If the good books main message is love , one could argue that that love is relevant in both respecting the love of a same sex cool and the humanity of an embryo/fetus /baby in the womb



  17. Anonymous says:

    Wtf. I thought this was a sports site. Not draconian views about reproduction. What the hell is going on? Where is Luka going? Perisic? Etc. Stop it.



  18. Anonymous says:

    ^

    Why don’t you tell us where Luka is going because I don’t know?

    Where is Perisic going?



  19. Anonymous says:

    How about Kovac!

    Remember when Maminjo and Idemo were saying he should of got sacked in his first season at Frankfurt?

    You gotta know a bit about the game before you make stupid comments like that, there were also some muppets here that expected Kovac to win the league with Eintracht lol!



  20. Anonymous says:

    @Suba

    “I read somewhere that Niko would still get the axe
    It seems he does not have the personality to control a dressing room”

    There was some unrest at Bayern early this season, and he somehow steadied the ship and got Bayern back on track to win the league.
    I’d say he did a great job.

    They didn’t really allow him to go on a spending spree this season did they, which could indicate he was a short term fix.
    Is Goretzka the only player he brought in this season?

    Even if he gets sacked, who cares, he did something no one here (besides me) thought he could do. Win a championship!



  21. Maminjo says:

    Good that Niko won the Bundesliga, but there is no parity in that league with Bayern being head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to talent.

    I think Niko was always going to be a stop-gap coach for Bayern from the moment they hired him. Unless he does something remarkable (like go much further in the Champions than the Round of 16) he will probably be gone the moment an elite coach to Bayern’s liking becomes available.

    No matter how much he succeeds for Bayern, this still does NOT change the fact that he was a buffoon when coaching for Croatia with his horrible tactics and lineup experiments. He also managed to cause locker room issues with his wannabe German strictness toward some players, but favortism for others.

    Good for him that he used Croatia as a learning experience, burning one World Cup to do it, and now he has himself a coaching career (leaving us with a wasted chance to succeed in Brazil 2014 with our greatest players in their prime years).

    The HNS ruined Prime Modric from the years 2010 to 2016 to give three former players (Bilic, Stimac, and Kovac) a kickstart to their coaching careers.

    Bilic is now already a “has-been” coach, and Stimac a “never-was”. Kovac will likely never coach Croatia again (hopefully) so this was all really for nothing.

    Moving forward, we only need to hire coaches who have at least some successful years of coaching. Not a fan of the ‘foreign coach’ route that many have been preaching in the past, because I think speaking the language is important.

    Guys like Nenad Bjelica, Robert Prosinecki, Matjaz Kek, and possibly Igor Tudor (once he gets more years of experience in Serie A) should be guys we consider candidates in the future.

    However, the HNS would probably hire a guy like Olic, Srna, Vukojevic or Simunic though, lol…and we go back to where we started.



  22. Anonymous says:

    @Maminjo

    “burning one World Cup to do it”

    Lol!

    Lol, the 2014 WC, the Brazil game, you said Lovren was a dumb cunt for not knowing the ref was looking for any reason to give a penalty, you’re basically saying the game was fixed lol! Now you blame Kovac for not beating the fix lol.

    Cameroon, it’s common knowledge that the Cameroon players made some good money on that result, lol how about that assault on Mandzukic!

    Mexico is better than Croatia when it matters, Croatia can win the friendlies lol.

    That 2010 team was fucking shit.



  23. Suba says:

    2014 wc was a disgrace on so many levels

    Complete fuck up by niko could not believe they stuck with him after the tournament

    Croatia should have been in the semis

    Who gives a shit about wc 2010 it was in South Africa for fuck sakes hearing those kazoos still gimme nightmare

    I think the only foreigner that could coach Croatia is an Italian and probably worth a try in the future



  24. Anonymous says:

    For me, international football is a fucking joke anyway and I couldn’t care less what Croatia does at that level, they’re never going to win anything anyway, to fucking small lol!

    I only wish for the Croatian players to have much success for their clubs, which is the football I get more enjoyment out of, fuck the natioal team.



  25. crnkovic says:

    what is happening to this site? lol. there are some really confused individuals. i think croatians are really a bit odd. we have genius in abundance, possibly the flip side is the ability to completely lose track of reality and develop some really strange ideas. having said that, i believe some of the comments on this site are not actually real. for example Torin. it’s not a real person with real views. it’s an illuminati political agitation bot. croats are seen as high potential for right wing tribalism, and as maminjo said, blind affiliation with right/left political dogma is what keeps the people divided and easily manipulated by elites for their agenda. divide and rule is the maxim. it’s dangerous for the invisible criminals when people start to see the light and think clearly about things. therefore they send “torin” here to spout the most disgusting crap about killing babies because they are merely “tissue” “like hair”, in order to inflame a knee jerk reaction against what will be seen as a “leftist” view point. thereby strengthening right wing affiliation amongst followers of the site and pushing us back into our simplistic ZDS boxes. Impressive that no one took the bait. amazing stuff though. lol



  26. Anonymous says:

    If Croats weren’t little pussies they would have laws suitable for the majority Catholic people, and an American issue like abortion wouldn’t even be a talking point in Croatia.

    Brunei shits on Croatia lol! No one tells Mohammedan Brunei what to do, they don’t take shit from anyone.
    You can’t stop Brunei.

    Croatia has no fucking guts, pussies.

    Bolje rob nego grob, that’s the Croatian way lol!

    EU fucks Croatia up their Yugoslav arses lol!



  27. Crnkovic says:

    Nice try. I did not bring the pro choice topic up. Someone asked me about hod za zivot or hod protiv zene as most sensible people would call it. I’m currently in New York city, where we’ve made great achievements under our awesome, future mayor Bill deblasio and governor extraordinaire Andrew Cuomo. Nothing gave me more joy than women they lit the empire state building up in pink women they legalized abortion up to any stage in pregnancy!



  28. Torin says:

    The above comment was me torin. Not crnkovic. I meant you address him. I’m not a frequent poster on the site. Still learning the ropes. Maybe i should post more as i have much to teach



  29. Razbijač says:

    Nice goal by Mandzukic, totally spoiling Atalanta’s party.

    Mario’s goal also turns the race for the final TWO Champions League Spots upside down, as the last match day will determine who progresses with Atalanta, Inter, Milan, and Roma all vying for the final 2 positions.

    Inter vs. Empoli should be interesting next week. As Empoli is battling against relegation.

    Marko Pajac, a left back/left mid for Empoli was impressive in their win today with 2 assists. He’s been getting starts there lately.



  30. Veli says:

    Reports coming out that Bosnia will call up Antonio marin foot it’s next euro qualifier in June. Marin has dual citizenship and sources say he would lean toward accepting if not called up by Croatia



  31. Anonymous says:

    Antonio Marin is 18 is not a starter for Dinamo is not ready too play for Croatian national team or Bosnia’s for that matter if he decides to play for Bosnia because he is not being called up good riddance.



  32. Anonymous says:

    @Crnkovic
    “What about Brunei?”

    Since you asked.

    The Sultan of Brunei has implemented Sharia Law in his independent nation, which I believe is suitable for the majority Mohammedan people.

    What do you think, do you condemn Sharia Law for the majority Mohammedan nation?

    Cos you’re a Muslim, I’m interested in your opinion on Brunei? You sure like to give one where Croatia is concerned lol!
    Alao, you’ve mocked the religion of the Croats in the past, so I’m really interested in your opinion on Mohammedan Brunei lol!

    Are you a hypocrite is what I’m asking?



  33. Miloš Hvar says:

    Players out for June match. I swear if Lovre starts in the pipes I’ll lose my shit.



  34. CroatiaU14 says:

    @Milos….same…as much as I like the guy, Livaković deserves the spot….Marin wasn’t called up to the team, I hope Bosnia didn’t call him up first…I can’t find their call up sheet



  35. CroatiaU14 says:

    Never mind about finding the Bosnian team sheet. I found it, and he WAS NOT called up. Good for us Croats.



  36. Miloš Hvar says:

    I think we’ll come away with 3 points despite our history in the June session. If by the end of the first half we are playing lazy uninspired football like vs Hungary we need to get those young hungry players on the pitch to start second half.



  37. Kruno says:

    Can we have a moderator please to block at least some of this moronic material (like this budala “Torin” who says “someone asked me my opinion…)?



  38. Maminjo says:

    LOL

    That was a pretty funny troll move right there about Antonio Marin. Scared some ppl.

    Antonio Marin is not a dual citizen.
    You can always check this information on Transfermarkt.com.
    It’s surprisingly accurate, even for obscure players.

    Also, I don’t think either one of Marin’s parents are from BiH either. His dad is a Dalmatinac.



  39. CroatiaU14 says:

    @maminjo…I’ll admit it scared me….Marin is supposed to be special…we can’t lose him to Bosnia



  40. Anonymous says:

    Please Truth Troll. You would be the first one blocked if the site had any moderating or gave a crap at all about trolling and/or having legitimate discussion and dialogue here.



  41. crnkovic says:

    @Anon

    It’s fun to be asked these questions. i think it’s interesting to have philosophical/political/ethical debate. it gets ugly sometimes because certain people can’t have a discussion without being abusive, but that’s life

    You ask me about brunei…

    I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again. If two men are fighting in the street, i dont care what colour their skin, what religion they identify, whether they rich or poor. I never support the aggressor. if a muslim, croatian, black man attacks even a dog, i am with the dog. i believe in universal values of justice, fairness, freedom and peace. these are the values that God/Allah has given us in our hearts from the day we are born. In line with that belief is full restorative justice. i believe that capital punishment is never ok. you can lock up dangerous people for the protection of society, but every effort should be made to educate and reintegrate offenders. crime is simply a reflection of a society (worldwide and across every religion) which is deeply corrupt. the greater the inequality in a society the greater the social problems, the greater the crime, the mental illness, the depression, the violence

    many people claim to be muslims, but they behave very differently. corrupt leaders and trouble makers always try to stir up shit or control people using religious hypocrisy. look at the saudi

    I believe in the most merciful creator, that is kind of at odds with oil money and hand chopping. tolerance is very important.

    i just take everything from first values. i ask a question, who suffers? who benefits? and you have your answer



  42. crnkovic says:

    that is the function of identity politics. to stop people getting together to fight for whats right. because they are too busy blaming serbs/communists/blacks/whites/muslims/heathens/sunni’s/shias. it is an infantile mentality and it leads to kids getting blown up



  43. The truth says:

    This site is such fucking retarded with political crap. The guys who’ve run this site are also fucking retarded. Is there a better site for more intelligent discussions about sport? I’m wasting my motherfuckin time here reading complete bullshit.



  44. Torin says:

    ESPN has decent reporting on soccer. Check them out. You’re right about this site. I will go back to posting on cigansports.com



  45. Denis Svircic says:

    FYI Ante doesn’t do anal bleaching. He’s strictly an ass wax guy. I know. Ok.



  46. Dannyj says:

    Who u guys think starts for us in june?
    Kalinic or livakovic?
    What’s the name of keeper kid playing in Italy? He is like 20?

    Crazy goal by super Mario. Ya we need him still
    Very nice finish from brekalo. Kramaric video not playing

    Someone said the 2010-2016 years ya u make a good point but it’s during those years it did seems weeks sometimes before we get finishes like we get week in and week out these days

    As for the trolls come on guys just don’t engage them
    And by making this comment I did that indeed;)



  47. Anonymous says:

    @Torin

    You’re the dickhead that started talking about Gotovina ya dumb cunt.

    How do people know that you’re hardcore SDP? Cos you fucking told ‘em ya dickhead.



  48. the truth says:

    That was a fake truth posting above. So many imposters. I actually like this site. It’s a great opportunity me to teach. We all should give ante a thank you in the same way his family should give a thank you to tudjman for making the kvartucs one of the 200



  49. The truth says:

    That was an imposter truth with the last post. Kvartuc snd this site sucks. Come on. Check his interviews. He just doesn’t give a fuck.



  50. Anonymous says:

    @Crnkovic

    You’re the type of person the elites are trying to create.

    I could explain to you the elites agenda, but you’re not ready.



  51. Dannyj says:

    Adrian semper is that kid keeper from chievos name
    He is being rated quite well in Italy from what I can tell from translating some Italian sites
    Let’s hope he can develop into something special for us



  52. . .Crnkovic says:

    Adrien semper is a talent I think. Pasivacis also decent. Hard to judge who should start without talking to the guys and seeing them train. Confidence is huge for any player, even more so for keepers. Its upto kalinic to prove he has what it takes. I don’t have confidence in him



  53. Dannyj says:

    Why has livakovic stayed at dinamo this long?
    Surely he has decent value on the market?



  54. Miloš Hvar says:

    Livakovic doesn’t really have a reason to leave. Unless he knows he’s going to regularly play at a bigger club right away he has no reason to leave. Smarter to continue to hone his craft and develop at Dinamo until a bigger club is going to actually invest in him and play him.



  55. Anonymous says:

    @Crnkovic

    “Academic literature commonly subdivides globalization into three major areas: economic globalization, cultural globalization, and political globalization.”

    Are the elites globalists?

    Are you a globalist?

    Which of those 3 would you be against?





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