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The big sporting events in 2022 for Croatian fans

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With a number of medals won at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, coming runners-up in thee Davis Cup, a number of world and European titles and qualification for the World Cup in Qatar secured, 2021 was another successful year for Croatian sports. 

There are some big events for Croatian sport fans to get excited about in 2022, but the biggest will no doubt be the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year.

Below a schedule of what is on in 2021. 


4th – Skiing – “Snow Queen Trophy 2021” women’s slalom (Sljeme, Zagreb)

5th – Skiing – “Snow Queen Trophy 2021” men’s slalom (Sljeme, Zagreb)

13th-30th – Handball – Croatia at 2022 European Championships (Hungary & Slovakia)

17th-30th – Tennis – Croatians at the Australian Open


3rd-12th – Football – FIFA World Club Championships (UAE)

4th – 20th – Winter Olympics (China)


18th-20th – Athletics – 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships (Serbia)


1st-3rd – Judo – European Championships (Bulgaria)


11th-15th – Karate – European Championship (Turkey)

13th – 29th Water polo – World Championship (Japan)

19th-22nd – Taekwondo – European Championships 

29th – 11th June – Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros (Paris)


27th-10th July – Tennis – Wimbledon


15th-24th – Athletics – World Championship (USA)


15th-21st – Athletics – European Championship (Germany)

27th – 10th September – Water polo – European Championship (Split, Croatia)

29th – 11th September – Tennis  – US Open


1st-18th – Basketball – EuroBasket (Czech Republic/Georgia/Germany/Italy)

18th-25th – Rowing – World Championships (Czech Republic)

27th – 10th – Shooting – World Championships (Croatia)


4th-20th – Handball – European Women’s Championship (Slovenia, North Macedonia/Montenegro)

21st-18th December – Football – 2022 FIFA World Cup (Qatar)

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