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The Good ‘Ol Days: Vatreni Get Off To Hot Start At 2018 World Cup

March 18, 2020




Well, there’s no sports to talk about. So in times like these, we’re going to head back in the time machine and revisit Croatia’s top sporting moments.



The Vatreni absolutely needed a win against Nigeria in their opening match of the 2018 World Cup with Lionel Messi and Argentina on deck. And that’s exactly what they got.



A Mandžukić header in the first half, which led to a Nigeria own goal, and a second half Luka Modrić penalty was all the ‘red and white checkers’ needed to win 2-0.



Where did you watch this game and what were your thoughts immediately after?






Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 14 comments

  1. Suba says:

    Watched it in bed down under on optus and was the only option to watch it and it kept on buffering which put me into a massive Dalmatian type meltdown haha

    A lot of jebim ti mater being screamed out which woke up the whole neighbourhood

  2. The Real Deal says:

    I watched it on an app I discovered because it wasn’t gonna be on SBS, no buffering, worked perfect.
    After the first game, because of the Optus fiasco (I got FOXTEL), the rest of the games were on SBS!

    I still got the app though, and watch free boxing and UFC on it to this day!

  3. CroatianPerson85 says:

    I think Poglavnik’s answer will pretty much sum up most of ours, well at least mine.

    I didn’t watch a single one of our games sober. Accumulated too many sick/personal and unused vacation days and was told I should use them so it worked out perfectly with a month off. I just remember that the checkered team with the little guy won.

  4. Iggy Iggy says:

    lol CP85 that is normally me every time the Vatreni play but strangely i was sober for most of this tourney, up till the final, then i got totally shit-tanked

  5. Elviss says:

    Watched – Denmark/Russia/England/Final
    In NYC bars. Drank a lot really wasted vs England and Denmark. Really angry at final almost beat shit out of a Frenchy. ZDS!

  6. Slavonac from Canada says:

    I watched every single game on my sofa, I can’t watch with people.

    For the Denmark game, I was camping with my family so I had to drive home 2 hours away, watched the game and then drove 2 hours back to camping!

  7. Mile says:

    I watched on my mommys couch with a poopy in my pants. she would change me, I’d get nervous and poopie again. Oopsies

  8. Poglavnik says:

    Denmark game was fucking draining. I had like a 2 day hangover from that one. A lot to do with stress. We HAD to win that one. The rest was gravy.

  9. Slavonac from Canada says:

    …hahaha…Yes Pog, I nearly lost my mind watching the Denmark game but to be really honest….I always kinda knew we would win. Even when we were down early!

    Maminjo…Rebic should have finished that as soon as he had the chance to shoot or pass it into the net!

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