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Dinamo Robbed In Injury Time, Concede Twice To Draw Shakhtar 3-3

November 5, 2019

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It should have been one of the most glorious nights in Dinamo’s history.

 

 

The reigning Croatian champions rallied from a 1-goal deficit to take a 3-1 lead going into injury time against Shakhtar Donetsk Wednesday night at Maksimir. A victory for Dinamo would have been absolutely huge in terms of Champions League progression. If the scoreline would have held at 3-1, or even 3-2, it would have meant a victory over Atalanta next month would see Dinamo Zagreb play in the final 16 of the Champions League knockout rounds next year.

 

 

Instead, Shakhtar managed to score two injury time goals in the last 150 seconds of the game to force a miraculous 3-3 draw.

 

 

 

 
The header by Junior Moraes to make the game 3-2 was completely legit and a fantastic goal. But with only 30 seconds until the final whistle, all hell broke loose with an obvious flop in the box by a Shakhtar striker, their goalie on the ground in the penalty area due to an obvious elbow by Kevin Theophile-Catherine and a VAR review which upheld the original penalty call for all the wrong reasons.

 

 

19 year-old Tete would equalize the game at the death and now Dinamo are not only not one win away from the CL knockout round, but they have officially lost their tiebreaker with Shakhtar – as they are now equal on points.

 

 

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Hopefully Dinamo can redeem themselves next month with a win vs. Atalanta and hope City defeat Shakhtar. That would ensure that Dinamo would only need a point against an already qualified City side on the last day of group stage at Maksimir to progress.

 

 

It can happen.

 

 

But this Shakhtar match smells fishy. Very fishy.

 

 

One thing we know for sure. VAR does not like Croatia. Or its club teams.

 

 

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Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 124 comments





  1. Maminjo says:

    If they draw 0-0 or 1-1, Dinamo also has the tiebreaker too.

    All is good, so long as they don’t lose.

    This game is the deciding factor of whether or not Dinamo can actually make it to the Round of 16 for the Champions League.

    This is nuts.



  2. Mile says:

    I don’t think a tie is good. Dinamo and Shakhtar would both have two remaining games, and assuming Man City wins both games against these teams, Shakhtar has the advantage because they play Atalanta at home while Dinamo plays away to Atalanta. If Dinamo wins today, the only way they don’t make it to the round of 16 is if Shakhtar takes points from Man City. And they play in Manchester.

    BTW, for you Canadians, the Croatia/Slovakia game is on TSN.ca.



  3. CroatiaU14 says:

    Dinamo’s U19s beat Shakhtar’s 1-0. This puts our U19 team in first in their table with 8 points.

    I agree with Poglavnik, 2-0. Oršić and Moro with goals I predict. A win would be HUGE for us. I’m pumped.



  4. Razbijač says:

    U19 Dinamo beat Shakhtar today 1-0, in the youth Champions League. The group includes Man City and Atalanta in a youth version of the competition.

    And Dinamo currently top their group, and look to be on course to the sweet sixteen. So all is looking good on Dinamo’s youth development side.



  5. Razbijač says:

    Croatia U14 beat me to it by a minute lol!

    Well let’s just hope senior Dinamo follows the youth team’s lead this evening…



  6. Medo says:

    Man city plays arsenal 4 days after they play us in December…there is no way they don’t play their second side and rest their first team against us in a meaningless champions league game for them as they will have the group locked up by then.
    I’m more worried about Atalanta away actually.



  7. Maminjo says:

    Dinamo completely outplayed in these first 12 minutes.

    Livaković kinda got scored on their too easily, through his legs.



  8. vuki says:

    I don’t expect Livakovic to make that save. Most players aren’t able to keep that low and if it’s placed perfectly between your legs, there is almost no time to react. Defense was beat too easily for me.



  9. Maminjo says:

    Looks like our big black French center back got really pissed, made a run up the flank, crossed it and Petković scored.

    I knew something was gonna happen after Theophile started yelling at everyone.



  10. Maminjo says:

    Yea Dinamo had a couple of close dives in the box that could’ve been called as penalties.

    They’re attacking the Shakhtar box, and it’s only a matter of time until they score.

    This all assumes that they keep playing as they currently have been.



  11. Maminjo says:

    Dinamo down to ten men. Moro red card.

    Will be lucky to stay a draw since it’s been back and forth this half.



  12. Suba says:

    Ha ha ha Elvis

    I believe him that he didn’t mean to kill the chicken

    Still a red though

    Classic chicken stuff

    Oh by the way we’ll done to Dinamo taking the lead



  13. Maminjo says:

    Can we fire Dalić and replace him with Bjelica for the Slovakia game?

    Subbing in Ivanušec after going a man down, and then he’s the one who scores?

    Geez.



  14. Dannyj says:

    Wow that was amazingly awesome to amazingly shitty
    Does a win against Atalanta still give them a good chance?



  15. Slavonac from Canada says:

    Can someone explain what happened? I was driving from LAX to Moreno Valley and missed the game. We were winning….was Shakhtar that good?



  16. Maminjo says:

    Damn.

    Beating Atalanta in Italy will be harder than this…

    AND it might not be enough if Shaktar beat them at home too.



  17. Aussie Croat says:

    I’m at work. We’re up 3-1. I’m fist-pumping all the way to the toilet to take my morning shit. I come back and it’s 3-3.



  18. CiganJeCigan says:

    biggest mental midget syndrome ive ever witnessed, up by fucking 2 goals in injury time, its past the 90th minute mark and up by 2 fucking goals and they bottle it



  19. Mile says:

    Bad enough if it ended 1-1, but 3-3 is much worse. Now they have to get a result in Italy, otherwise they’re in the Europa League.



  20. Pavo says:

    Their fucked now, lost the tie break too. What was that French fuck thinking. I’m so pissed off. Basically their only chance is to win in Italy and get points against City. Fuck me, look so promising at 90 minutes.



  21. David says:

    Dinamo defence is aweful Leovac is at fault for second goal lost his man. Complete shit,. Hope he never gets called up too repka again. 3rd goal ref called a penalty for a phantom call which the Shaktar player dived. Then he ended up giving a penalty after video review for theofille elbowing Shaktar goalie who was pulling on his shirt beforehand. Stupid calls. Soccer is a mess sometimes.



  22. Ivan says:

    Could we shut about this replace Dalic with bjelica talk. Maminjo you said the same thing about kek coaching Croatia. Well guess what kek and Slovenia are sitting in fourth place for euro. Kek has done jackshit. Bjelica is fine but not on the same level as Dalic.

    Dalic is the coach. He took the team to the finals. Don’t forget that when watching the cro vs Slovakia game.



  23. Maminjo says:

    @Slavonac

    Dinamo played scared the first 12 minutes and gave Shakhtar all the possession…and no surprise, Shakhtar scores.

    Dinamo wake up, start playing with more aggression. After a couple of chances, they tie it up 1-1 (and lay on the pressure until the rest of the half).

    Second half, both teams are going back and forth (with the best chance being a Leovac deflected that hit the Shakhtar crossbar).

    There were a few dives or near penalties that could have been called against Dinamo or Shakhtar (two on Petkovic, and another on a Shakhtar player) but this referee is not looking like he’s giving penalties easily.

    Moro, who already had a yellow, gives a dumb late challenge and gets a second yellow (and red) and is ejected from the game with 15 minutes left.

    But something like 5 minutes later, the Shakhtar striker does a double leg challenge and he already had a yellow (so he’s ejected as well).

    Things continue to go back and forth and, in the 83rd minute, the new substitute Ivanusec scores.

    After this, Olmo has an individual effort where he’s carrying the ball himself up the field, crosses one that slips under the goalkeeper and Ademi who was waiting on other side, taps it in. This happens in the 89th minute.

    Game seems like it’s over, but Shakhtar scores on some random goal in injury time (Livakovic probably could’ve done better).

    Two minutes of injury time left, and Dinamo has possession, but the ref calls a kinda dubious foul at the center half on Ademi (giving Shakhtar possession).

    This call give Shakhtar a chance to go all in and send a longball into the Dinamo box, and it ends up going out for a corner with literally SECOND left in the game.

    They send in a corner, which gets partially cleared…and the play goes to some Shakhtar winger who DIVES completely into the box at the first opportunity with zero contact, and the ref (who refuses to call penalties all game) doesn’t hesitate to call one now.

    The stadium erupts, and the ref goes to VAR. It’s blatantly obvious that the call is wrong, HOWEVER there is another play that happened about 15 seconds earlier (when the initial corner kick was sent in) where Dinamo’s Theophile elbowed the Shakhtar goalkeeper…so the ref uses THAT play as a means to ensure that the penalty call remains intact.

    Final score 3-3



  24. Maminjo says:

    You guys need to take it easy with my “replace Dalic” comments lol.

    I’m obviously joking…but I do think Bjelica is a better coach. They’re both good, but I just give the edge to Bjelica.

    Also, Matjaz Kek is an excellent coach as well. Everyone in Croatia who follows football will agree. Slovenia’s squad is absolutely terrible, but they have a fighting chance thanks to him.



  25. Maminjo says:

    @David

    Yea, you saw that too, huh?

    The ref immediately blew that whistle when that winger dove right into the box looking for a penalty.

    THAT was what he was calling a penalty for. But the VAR review showed that it was a blatant dive (the winger should have been carded for that).

    Instead, they go fishing for another reason to call a penalty and go back on the tape.

    Damn.



  26. Maminjo says:

    VAR reviewed the dive, several times over, and ruled it a dive.

    Then, they go back and review other plays.

    I don’t think that’s ever been done before, nor do I think that can be allowed in the rulebook. Dinamo should protest.



  27. vuki says:

    Doesn’t matter how bad the ref was. Theodophile is an idiot for swinging his elbow at all. I am furious that they gave up a 3-1 lead with that little time to go. Literally could have just given Olmo the ball to sit in the corner and get fouled for the rest of the game. Now Dinamo needs to either take points against City or hope Shakhtar chokes against Atalanta. Not to mention Dinamo still has to beat Atalanta.



  28. Slavonac from Canada says:

    Maminjo, I just got off the phone with my buddy in ZG, he was at the game and he pretty much expressed the exact same as you.



  29. Anonymous says:

    “Dinamo’s Theophile elbowed the Shakhtar goalkeeper”

    You can’t do that.

    “Instead, they go fishing for another reason to call a penalty and go back on the tape.”

    Dinamo fans have never liked it when the right decision gets made to their detriment. They’re not used to it I guess.

    I love what happened to Dinamo in this game!
    Now to end up last!



  30. Maminjo says:

    @Vuki

    Well that’s what they did.

    They did a good job holding possession… But the ref calls a foul on Ademi away from the play when two players collided.

    THAT poor and biased call was the ref deciding to give Shakhtar a final chance.

    Anything can happen when you longball it into a crowd with the opposing keeper in there too.

    Especially when the ref had his mouth on his whistle, VERY eager to blow it.



  31. Pavo says:

    @anonymous
    How about you go suck some more Hajduk cock! If you think it’s great that dinamo get a shitty deal, then your a fucktard that doesn’t understand that what dinamo accomplishes is for the better of Croatia soccer!



  32. Ivan says:

    Most upsetting. Had a good chance for round of 16 but I fear that is gone now.

    Disappointing how Dinamo gave the ball away in the closing minutes.

    As for the The ref he clearly made a few phantom calls.



  33. Anonymous says:

    @Pavo

    No need to use such foul language.

    Dinamo getting a shafted is something I enjoyed seeing!

    I’m not saying you had to enjoy it, I’m just giving my opinion, we don’t all have to agree you idiot.

    Now in a way you can understand, go suck Mamic’s cock.



  34. Dalmatia says:

    This ref always finds away to fuck Croatia. I am not surprised every fucking time I feel there is an issue with him. Also I don’t think Peric should play against Slovakia.



  35. Pavo says:

    Agreed that we all have an opinion. That’s fine, just a major dick move to be “that guy” right after a game like that. Oh well. All good on my end, keyboard warrior is not my strong suit. Shit typing what I want to say to hard enough without the emotions involved.



  36. Pavo says:

    I also thought this ref looked familiar. Seems to always have controversial calls against us, club or country.



  37. Maminjo says:

    I agree about Perić not being National Team material.

    He’s 6’6″ tall and is good at clearing long ball attempts, but that’s about it.

    He’s too slow to keep up with faster strikers, so he constantly plays the offside trap (which is risky).

    He’s also unsure with the ball when he has it at his feet.
    He’s fine when nobody is around… but under pressure, he just gets rid of it to the nearest player (even if that player has a man on him). Seems like he doesn’t have any technical ability with the ball.

    We criticize players like Jedvaj, but he’s fast and pretty good technically with both feet. He has brain farts, but it’s not like Perić is immune. He kinda fell asleep on the second Shakhtar goal.



  38. Poglavnik says:

    Been a Dinamo fan since the 90’s. Absolutely gutted. But that ref made the right call. Donetsk dude was about to put in a good low cross and numbnuts trips him. Dont know what some of u are complaining about.



  39. Anonymous says:

    Poglavnik that was not the foul that lead too penalty if there was any contact it was outside the box then he dove the penalty was for their goalie being tripped or fouled in the box.



  40. JV says:

    I’ve just seen the alleged foul. If anyone thinks that’s a penalty you’re kidding yourself!! Please explain to me at what stage did he touch that diving cheat? That is simulation at it’s best!!!



  41. Aussie Croat says:

    The issue is the ref called the foul for supposed tripping.
    Once that was reviewed and cleared, the VAR motherfuckers must have pointed out the elbow to the goalie.

    Either way, the ref was whistle-happy and must have been relived when he was told about the elbow.

    Cunt.



  42. Maminjo says:

    The dive by the forward into the box was originally called a foul by the referee, but was dismissed during VAR review as there was no contact.

    The elbow by Theophile on an earlier play was then used as the rationale for the penalty.

    A penalty needed to happen for some reason.
    They were just scanning through the video of all the players in the box for possible fouls, despite the referee never calling any of them as fouls.

    This is the first (and probably only) time you will ever see VAR used like this, where a referee never called a foul on the play but the VAR staff decided they could.



  43. Poglavnik says:

    He trips him when he skips around him at the goal line to get in front of him while dude is trying to cross it. The one angle is very obvious. Other angles it does look like a dive. Dude cant follow through with his cross. A straight up trip.



  44. Anonymous says:

    The trip doesn’t matter, the penalty was awarded for the assault perpetrated on the GK.

    The Dinamo fans are just pissed off because the ref, with the benefit of VAR, performed his duties diligently.

    Poor Dinamo fans, they’re just not used to the right decisions being made.



  45. Razbijač says:

    The whole thing is silly, since the guy dived shouldn’t he gotten a card as well?

    Oh wait, that woulda been a distraction from the “new” penalty they found.

    Every time a buncha guys are in close contact in the 16 yard box, you can always find a reason to give a penalty. And with VAR now you can always find something.

    With the way this is going, best thing to do is go down in the opposing box during a corner and hope VAR is used to find something.

    This is a classic case of UEFA favoring a bigger team (Shakhtar) over Dinamo.

    Didn’t Maminjo point out a coupla weeks back that even though Dinamo was ahead by Goal Differential, UEFA.com STILL had Shakhtar ahead of Dinamo in the table. That’s just proof of the type of bias smaller clubs such as Dinamo are up against.



  46. Poglavnik says:

    The goalkeeper shit off the ball is BS. There’s always contact like that in those situations. That trip is a penalty all day everyday. Watch it again. Half his foot gets hooked on our player. He would not give up a great scoring chance to go down freely like that if there was no contact.
    Anyway get over it. I still think we can get something in Italy and hosting Manchester. Manchester look far from invincible this season.



  47. Maminjo says:

    @Razbijač

    I don’t think it’s allowed in the rulebook for VAR to be used in a separate play that the ref didn’t make a call on.

    This is the issue.

    Even if you agree that Theophile fouled that keeper, the referee did not call a foul on the play.
    So it wasn’t subject to review.

    But someone (not the ref) decided to make the call to review that earlier play.



  48. vuki says:

    I’m a neutral when it comes to Hajduk and Dinamo. I just enjoy Croatian soccer in general. I think the ref was trash, but also the penalty was justified as Theodophile is just dumb for swinging around like that. If someone is pulling on your shirt, just go down. That’s how they got the PK. Pyatov took advantage of contact. If Dinamo manages a draw or even a win against City, they will go through most likely, so long as they beat Atalanta. It’s just frustrating that they even gave Shakhtar the chance to get back into it. You can say the ref was helping them, but there is just simply no excuse for allowing 2 goals in the last 5 minutes of a game.

    I also agree Peric isn’t really national team material at the moment. I was saying he should start the other day based on his other pretty good games in the CL and Mitrovic not playign much, but after that, I don’t think I want to have him make his debut in such a crucial match for us.



  49. Razbijač says:

    There is no way man city doesn’t beat Shakhtar In England on match day 5. They need to win that match so they can clinch 1st place. All we need to do is get a point at a minimum in Italy.



  50. Maminjo says:

    Razbijač…

    We need more than a point.

    Shakhtar is ahead of us now on head to head, and they play Atalanta in Ukraine.

    We need to score more points in our Atalanta game than they do.

    If we draw, then we need to hope they lose (which is unlikely). A win is what we need, and it still might not enough, if Shakhtar wins too.

    We’d still need a point from Man City.

    The draw being 3-3 instead of 2-2 or less, really f’d us.



  51. Iggy Iggy says:

    This is the first (and probably only) time you will ever see VAR used like this, where a referee never called a foul on the play but the VAR staff decided they could

    But wasnt there a game – im sure i remember seeing – a few months ago in the EPL where a team had a penalty down one end, and they went to review it by VAR, and not only did they say it was no penalty, they had a look earler down the OTHER end found a penalty, so they gave that team a penalty?

    So VAR in effect was ruling on a penalty down one end and they basically said no and gave a penalty to the other team. I’m sure i can remember seeing that in the EPL not a few months ago! So i think VAR can do wtf it likes and obviously its easier for match officials to play favourites now, much much easier to rig games now than it was before VAR (which was already a huge issue).



  52. Poglavnik says:

    What’s that saying; you’re 5 times more likely to complain about something bad that happens to you than you are to mention when something good happens to you.
    No one says shit when VAR is for them.



  53. Dalmatia says:

    Give me an example of VAR going in our favor (including national team). I can’t think of one. I can think of the World Cup final where it failed to find the Griezmann flop, the foul on Manzo on the resulting cross into the box from the kick. The bullshit call on Perišic.



  54. Dalmatia says:

    Still no excuse for conceding 2 goals in that amount of time. After their second they should have really tightened things down.



  55. Mile says:

    Hey Iggy, I think you are referring to the Portugal/Switzerland game in June for the Nations League. A penalty was given to Portugal, VAR then reviewed it and went back to 30 seconds before the penalty where a Swiss guy fell in the box. Instead of confirming the penalty to Portugal, VAR/the ref gives Switzerland the penalty. Oh, BTW, the Swiss penalty was for absolutely nothing. Couldn’t see any contact with the Portuguese defender and the Swiss guy dove. But you know UEFA/FIFA – got to give the Swiss and French EVERY call. It was an absolutely ridiculous call. Kind of like the World Cup final.



  56. Mile says:

    Dalmatia, VAR has been a disaster. All it really was put in for, is to ensure the darlings of FIFA/UEFA to progress as far as possible – see French/Swiss above. The Swiss got the call I noted above AND the non-call against the Serbs in the World Cup where two guys tackled the Serb in the box. I was laughing at how crooked that was. I was thinking, VAR’s going to call a penalty. And then when play kept going, I remembered, oh yeah, this is Switzerland. Ain’t happening.



  57. Tomaso says:

    What about the Spain foul on Corluka in that euro. The ball was going right to his head for the goal and Corluka was grabbed and spun around 180 degrees.



  58. Tomaso says:

    @Dalmatia

    There were also two balls on the field on the own goal were there not? Play should have stopped.



  59. Tomaso says:

    And who can forget the Brazil match 2014 and the bullshit foul. That ref was sent home. The portugal match with the stomps on Luka.



  60. Mile says:

    The Corluka Spain game, his shirt was torn. And the Spain “winning goal” was offside and a hand ball. The Brazil World Cup was four calls, not just the garbage penalty. The Neymar elbow on Modric that should have been a red, the Croatia goal disallowed for a phantom foul and the third Brazil goal where the guy chops Rakitic from behind to set up the goal. For the Portugal game, Portugal had 28 fouls and only one yellow card, from a Spanish ref that is usually yellow card happy. UEFA simply wanted Croatia out of that tournament because of the crazy crowd shit that happened at the Czech game. And who gets deducted qualifying points? Only Croatia, meanwhile other country’s fans do far worse. Assuming Croatia quality for Euro 2020, rest assured that they will get screwed over again. It always happens.



  61. Maminjo says:

    Dalic should take notes and have everyone flop against Slovakia.

    If VAR favors the better higher ranked teams, then we don’t even really have to play.



  62. Iggy Iggy says:

    Mile, thanks yeah i was going to see it may have been a portugal game i think i got them mixed up but yes i think that is the one i was thinking of thanks.



  63. The Great Anonymous Doom says:

    VAR is not used in Euro qualifying matches, which is why Wales scored a goal against us in the last match (the play was a clear yellow card by the Welsh player who steamrolled Kovačić). For better or for worse, the game against Slovakia will be called on the field exclusively. I hope to see two goals from Andrej Kramarić and one from Modrić, at the least.



  64. Mile says:

    Even if VAR was used, there is no way VAR would have been used to reverse the Bale goal. Don’t ever count on Croatia to benefit from VAR. It is used to benefit the teams that are more favoured by FIFA/UEFA.



  65. Nizic says:

    Fuck yea that Massive shirt pull on Chorluka by maybe Ramos I think but yea that was a forsure goal and bullshit , we will always get fucked by refs any Za Dom
    =U=



  66. Anonymous says:

    We can go back further Niko red card against
    England 2009. Match fell apart after that.
    Nations league second match at wembly
    With the English throw in. PK Spain in second
    Nations league match bullshit had ball, fortunately
    Jevy won it for us. Etc etc etc



  67. UBoj says:

    The red card was actually Robert Kovac against Joe Cole, not Niko.

    But a joke call nonetheless in a match where Croatia initially looked good.



  68. BZ says:

    Was hoping watching Brekalo trying to break out of his slump would help me forget these funky calls.

    Unfortunately, Brekalo looked like shit at home losing to lowly Gent. I keep an open mind as so many of you have thrown World Cup Silver Rebic under the bus in favor of u21 failure Brekalo. Hope Dalic is still listening.

    I know he is good, but



  69. vuki says:

    I’ve been saying I still prefer Rebic at national team level. Even if he has an off day with his finishing and passing, his pressing is huge for us. Brekalo is very good, but still young and finding his consistency. I would also expect Rebic to be hungry to get minutes after not playing as much at Milan like he was against Hungary.



  70. Iggy says:

    Oh yeah rememeber the Spain penalty versus us in Euro 2016? There’s another one, pure fucking horseshit, thankfully we won anyway. And u can go back – i remember some guy going through the list of dogshit calls we suffered and it’s extensive, the france handball goal against us in – was it euro 2004? And obviously there’s more recent ones.

    The only game i can remember where we got favoured was the 2002 world cup vs italy cos i think they had a couple of offside calls go against them which we were kinda lucky on. Italy then got further fucked in that tourney hehe but anyway who cares about them. Our history of being fucked by refs is long, expansive and exhaustive for sure.

    Like i said up there ^ though VAR really scares me cos it allows careful manipulation, they only _choose_ to even USE VAR for the big teams, if u are Albania playing Portugal or something they are not even going to bother to check things to see if it’s in ur favour, so yeah im skeptical of the whole thing cos it allows further bullshitting from refs, which was already over the top to begin with let’s be honest



  71. Mile says:

    Yup, it’s much worse now with VAR. The only instances I think Croatia got the benefit of some calls historically (other than those noted above by Iggy against Italy in 2002) were all in World Cup ’98 – the penalty against Romania, the Germany red card and the red card against France. Since 2002, I can’t think of anything where it was like, whoa, Croatia was fortunate to get that call.



  72. Mile says:

    Just watched highlights of the Croatia-Spain Euro 2016 game with the bullshit penalty. Same asshole ref that gave Wales a free goal last month.



  73. Suba says:

    The biggest ripoff was the one against Brazil with the jap ref

    That was disgraceful

    Lost all respect for Brazil as a footballing nation and lost my opinion that the Japanese were honerable

    He should have kamikazed himself on the way home the slope head



  74. Anonymous says:

    That bad result against Brazil had nothing to do with the Japense ref and everything to do with Kovac not letting the players wear flip flops. I don’t think the ref makes that call if Kovac let the players wear flip flops.

    Brazil dominated anyway and deserved the win.

    Maminjo always said, Lovren should of known the Japanese ref was looking to give a penalty if a penalty deserved to be awarded. Clearly Lovren’s fault for giving away a penalty and hoping the ref didn’t call it.



  75. Dude from ghana says:

    I’m a real Madrid fan. My favorite player is luka modric. I wanted to talk to some criatians because I’m so proud of luka. His humble beginnings and his class as a man and player. The way Croatia played in the world Cup was magnificent and I love that country. For only 4 million people you are a shining example of what can be achieved with hard work never mind the under dog tag which some portray you guys. Cheers from ghana



  76. Dalmatian guy says:

    Cheers from sibenik. We all supported you at the world Cup in South Africa. Please ignore some of our deranged racists on this site. They are too long in America and forget that struggle for independence from the serb imperialists is not so different from your own continuing struggle for freedom. Keep up the good fight



  77. Muslim from Bosnia says:

    You guys are complaining about moments that happened over a 90min football match, but the Danish, Russian and English fans are still complaining about a perjurer that should of been in jail playing in Russia.

    Russia World Cup Final loss (Thank God for France) does not happen if Croatia’s government didn’t make it so Modric got off his perjury charge.

    C’mon guys, you think it’s a coincidence that Croatia had a good run in their mother land Russia, it was fixed, you didn’t know?

    Croatian sports fans always playing the victim makes me laugh.



  78. Anonymous says:

    @Dalmatin guy

    Speak for yourself. I couldn’t care less about Ghana. I supported Spain!

    Dalmatians are Yugos, I met a girl from Dalmatia once and she was from a big Yugo family.



  79. Suba says:

    Musliman iz Bosna go get fucked

    You pricks would have have obliterated if it was not for us

    Show some respect and gratitude and know where your roots come from



  80. Anonymous says:

    @Dude from Ghana

    Would you like this site to be called Europeanunionsports.com? I feel it would be more inclusive!

    Why do you not paticipate by writing more comments on this site if you love Croatia so much?

    These guys are diaspora Croats, none of ‘em are Croatian in character anyway, so don’t be afraid to write more comments here.



  81. Z says:

    Don’t know how people can really be that upset. The dive on the red card was embarrassing. That was an elbow in the box.

    Dinamo is lucky to end up with a draw.





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