Home » Sport » Croatia U-21’s Show Big Boys How it’s Done

Croatia U-21’s Show Big Boys How it’s Done

CroatiaThe Croatia U-21 football side has taken a huge step towards qualifying for the 2015 European Championships in the Czech Republic with a 2:0 away win over group rivals Switzerland in Lugano on Monday.

After 4 rounds Niko Kovač’s side, with brother Robert as his assistant, remain uneaten and are on track to qualify for the prestigious tournament in the summer of 2015. Dinamo Zagreb’s Marcelo Brozović was the star of the show for the Croatians, scoring both goals. Whilst Kovač’s former Croatian team-mate Igor Stimac is facing heavy criticism in the press in Croatia for his performance in charge of the full national team, the former Bayern Munich and Croatia captain has been praised since taking over the U-21 team just a few months ago. Kovač, who is being groomed by the Croatian FA to take over the national team one day, remains unbeaten with a maximum of 12 points. Croatia’s next match is the home leg against Switzerland on 14 November.

Group. 5

1. Croatia 12
2. Switzerland 6
3. Ukraine 3
4. Latvia 3
5. Lichtenstein 0

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

[PHOTOS] Take a Tour Inside Croatia’s First Botel

Croatia’s first ever boat hotel, or botel, opened in the port city of Rijeka just over three and a half years ago. The moored boat ‘Marina’ was moved to the Rijeka port from the island of Lošinj, where it served as an entertainment venue for over five years, and opened as Botel Marina. Botel Marina...

Alitalia Returns to Croatia After 2-Year Absence

Alitalia will launch flights between Rome and Dubrovnik on Croatia’s southern Dalmatian coast this weekend. Italy’s national airline earlier this month began flights between Rome and Split as it returned to Croatia after a two-year absence. Alitalia will fly twice weekly to Dubrovnik, on Sundays and Tuesdays, from Rome Fiumicino Airport starting on 23 July...

French Open 2017: Marin Čilić into Quarter-Final

Croatia’s number one tennis player Marin Čilić has advanced through to the quarter-final of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on Monday. Čilić, who is the tournament’s 7th seed, was leading Kevin Anderson 6-3, 3-0 when the South African retired with a muscle injury. After Čilić had claimed a break in the second...

Croatia to Play in United States for First Time

The Croatian national football team will play for the first time in the United States in May. Croatia will play a friendly against Mexico on 27 May 2017 in Los Angeles at the Memorial Coliseum, the Croatian Football Federation announced today. The match, which will kick-off at 16:30 local time, will be the first match...

Chakula: The First Homemade Macaroni & Wine House on Korčula

Restaurant ‘Chakula’ are set to open their doors soon as the first dedicated homemade macaroni & wine house on the Croatian island of Korčula. The southern Dalmatian island of Korčula has a reputation for some of the finest homemade macaroni pasta in the country. The traditional art and skill of making Žrnovski makaruni, macaroni from...

[PHOTOS] Luxury Olympia Sky Opens in Vodice

Hotel Olympia, a new 25 million-euro luxury hotel complex on the Dalmatian coast, has had its official opening last night. Hotel Olympia’s new luxury wing Olympia Sky in Vodice, which is just 15 km from Šibenik. The hotel, which resembles a luxury cruiser, has 148 apartment units and is located 500 meters from the town...