CROATIA thread - Uvijek vjerni

Cuky

International
23 June 2007
Rab, Croatia
Real Madrid, Hajduk Split
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Croatia 23 players squad confirmed few minutes ago

Goalkeepers
Stipe Pletikosa (Rostov), Danijel Subašić (Monaco), Ivan Kelava (Dinamo Zagreb)

Defenders
Domagoj Vida (Dinamo Zagreb), Vedran Ćorluka(Leverkusen), Josip Šimunić (Dinamo Zagreb), Gordon Schildenfeld (Eintracht), Jurica Buljat (Maccabi Haifa), Ivan Strinić (Dnipro), Danijel Pranjić (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders
Darijo Srna (Shakhtar), Tomislav Dujmović (Zaragoza), Ognjen Vukojević (Dynamo Kiev), Luka Modrić (Tottenham), Ivan Rakitić (Sevilla), Ivan Perišić (Borussia Dortmund), Niko Kranjčar (Tottenham), Milan Badelj (Dinamo Zagreb), Ivo Iličević (HSV)

Strikers
Mario Mandžukić (Wolfsburg), Nikica Jelavić (Everton), Ivica Olić (Bayern Munich), Eduardo (Shakhtar)​

Left out: Goran Blažević (Hajduk Split), Šime Vrsaljko (Dinamo Zagreb), Dejan Lovren (Lyon), Nikola Kalinić (Dnipro)


Slaven Bilić has also announced starting 11 for opening game against Ireland:
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And on a less serious note: According to EURO2012 DLC for FIFA12 we will go through our group with 9 points from 3 matches with wins over Ireland (3-1), Italy (3-2) and Spain (6-1)
 
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Damjan

World Cup Winner
16 July 2011
Arsenal|Juventus|ASSE
Deadly attacking players, but not the best defence.
 

PLF

Legend
2 August 2004
Strong squad and I think Croatia can surprise many. But why Lovren out? Injuries?

He's a very good defender and getting better. Should be on bench at least
 

Cuky

International
23 June 2007
Rab, Croatia
Real Madrid, Hajduk Split
Yes, injuries are reason why Buljat is in and Lovren is out. He got injured in french cup final and Bulić has waited until today to make decision about him.
 

Cuky

International
23 June 2007
Rab, Croatia
Real Madrid, Hajduk Split
I think someone from his family was Croatian (from fathers or mothers side) and as DamjanStefanov said, he grew up in Šibenik.

Also, we have drawn 1-1 today with Norway, after leading 1-0 with Eduardo's goal some 15 minutes before end. Today we have shown very bad performance from defense and midfield. Pletikosa, Eduardo and maybe Srna played OK, others were unrecognizable. Modrić haven't played as he is sick and Olić have picked up an injury
 

Damjan

World Cup Winner
16 July 2011
Arsenal|Juventus|ASSE
Olic out, bummer. Luckily Croatia have enough good strikers to replace him.
 

PLF

Legend
2 August 2004
Yeah his work rate and stamina is legendary but other than that, Croatia have much better (more potent) strikers anyway so not a HUGE loss. But it will be a loss especially as he was also very experienced and could always come on as a sub and do some damage.
 

deo from zg

Soudani #2
18 November 2008
Zagreb, Croatia
Dinamo Zagreb | Juventus
Well it is a big loss because he is a player for big games..
Just remember WC 2002 when he scored an equalizer against Italy, brilliant performance at Wembley when Croatia defeated England and later on EURO 2008 when he scored against Germany in the group stage, and finally a great game vs Turkey in the playoffs for EURO 2012..
 

PLF

Legend
2 August 2004
True. Pressure doesn't faze him much. Also great performances in Champions' League with lots of experience. That's why it is a loss. But I'd still rather lose him than Jelavic or Mandzukic who can both score lot of goals this tournament.
 

Cuky

International
23 June 2007
Rab, Croatia
Real Madrid, Hajduk Split
well, it seems that we are destined to loose one striker before competition starts.
2012 - Olić
2008 - Eduardo
1998 - Bokšić

I am not 100% sure for other tournaments, but for those 3 I am
 

Cuky

International
23 June 2007
Rab, Croatia
Real Madrid, Hajduk Split
New problem for us. Seems that Jelavić has sustained a minor injury on training session yesterday and he might not be ready for opening match against Ireland
 

Cuky

International
23 June 2007
Rab, Croatia
Real Madrid, Hajduk Split
I think I had misheard TV reporter said Jelavić instead of Iličević.

But than again, Ćorluka had left training session yesterday, but luckily he will be ready for match against Ireland.
 

Cuky

International
23 June 2007
Rab, Croatia
Real Madrid, Hajduk Split
Bilić has announced final lineup for match against Ireland. There are few changes from lineup he had announced earlier

Pletikosa

Srna Ćorluka Schildenfeld Strinić

Rakitić Vukojević Modrić Perišić

Jelavić Mandžukić
 

Kanouté

#NewEra
26 April 2008
sweet kiss with a fan

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and the threesome

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:D

no offense to you croatian guys, congrats for the win btw. ;)
 

Cuky

International
23 June 2007
Rab, Croatia
Real Madrid, Hajduk Split
Well, we can be really kind between ourselves :D

btw:
And on a less serious note: According to EURO2012 DLC for FIFA12 we will go through our group with 9 points from 3 matches with wins over Ireland (3-1), Italy (3-2) and Spain (6-1)

First one is here...:D
 
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S-NipE

World Cup Winner
17 May 2008
Germany
German NT
The four things I'll remember when thinking about Croatia's participation:

-The "fans".
-The left boobs.
-The right boobs.
-Mario Mandzukic.
 
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