• Croatia coach Dalic chooses the hard path to success

    4 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    By Nick Mulvenney MOSCOW - Zlatko Dalic's coaching career has mirrored his team's campaign at the World Cup - a long, hard road to recognition and respect on the back of the hard currency of results. The 51-year-old was mentored by Miroslav Blazevic, the architect of the young nation's journey to the 1998 World Cup semi-finals, but made the decision in 2010 that moving to the Gulf was the only way to prove his worth as a coach. Seven years on, he took over a Croatia squad in disarray and slowly rebuilt the unity that has allowed them to get the best out of their individual talent and reach...
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  • Croatia stand between Mbappe's France and World Cup glory

    Croatia stand between Mbappe's France and World Cup glory

    4 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    A month on and 63 games later, the 2018 World Cup reaches its climax on Sunday as a young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann look to win the trophy for the second time when they take on Croatia in Moscow. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have all gone home. Instead it is a gifted French side with the second-youngest squad at the tournament, embodied by the lightning-quick Mbappe, who face a Croatian team inspired by Luka Modric, arguably the finest midfielder in the world at the moment.
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  • Couch-Throwing, Corruption and a World Cup Carnival That Divides Croatia

    Couch-Throwing, Corruption and a World Cup Carnival That Divides Croatia

    4 monthes ago - By Bleacher Report

    Croatia has gone mad. World Cup fever has turned the country into a carnival. Among the viral videos of fans celebrating, there is one that perfectly captures the hysteria...
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