Struggling Croatia elects new President

Croatia`s piano playing president Ivo Josipovic is tipped to lead the field when voters in the European Union`s newest member vote on Sunday, as the country struggles with severe economic crisis.

Novak Djokovic to make Davis Cup return for Serbia
Novak Djokovic to make Davis Cup return for Serbia

Serbia’s world number one Novak Djokovic will return to Davis Cup action after a season`s absence when he leads his country against Croatia in the first round in March, he said on Wednesday.

Croatia`s Presidential Elections set for December 28

Croatia, the European Union`s newest member, has called Presidential Elections for December 28, the government said on Wednesday.

Luka Modric facing three-month injury break
Luka Modric facing three-month injury break

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be sidelined for up to three months after injuring his left thigh while playing for Croatia in a 1-1 draw with Italy, press reports said Tuesday.

Croatia hold Italy to extend 72-year unbeaten run
Croatia hold Italy to extend 72-year unbeaten run

Croatia extended their 72-year unbeaten run over Italy to seven matches after holding the Azzurri to a 1-1 draw in a Euro 2016 qualier that saw a 10-minute stoppage after visiting fans targeted `keeper Gianluigi Buffon with flares.

Antonio Conte calls on Italy `pride` for Croatia
Antonio Conte calls on Italy `pride` for Croatia

Italy coach Antonio Conte has called for the Azzurri to swell with pride when they take to a rain-battered San Siro pitch against Croatia in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier later Sunday.

Mario Balotelli ruled out of Croatia qualifier
Mario Balotelli ruled out of Croatia qualifier

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Sunday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia due to concerns over his hamstring and groin, the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed Saturday.

Zvonimir Boban backs Croatia to defend post-war Italy record
Zvonimir Boban backs Croatia to defend post-war Italy record

Former AC Milan forward Zvonimir Boban has backed Croatia to defend an impressive 72-year record against Italy when the sides meet in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier in Milan on Sunday.

For first time, Bosnia controls its skies

  Bosnia took control over most of its air space on Thursday for the first time in 22 years as an independent state after finally establishing its own system of air traffic control.

Messi penalty gives Argentina 2-1 friendly win over Croatia
Messi penalty gives Argentina 2-1 friendly win over Croatia

Lionel Messi`s penalty earned Argentina a 2-1 win over Croatia after a fortunate equaliser that stood despite an unintentional handball by Sergio Aguero in a friendly at West Ham United’s Upton Park ground on Wednesday. 

Football: Tevez returns as Argentina overcome Croatia

 Carlos Tevez ended his three-year international exile as World Cup runners-up Argentina came from behind to beat a second-string Croatia team 2-1 in a friendly in London on Wednesday.

Mario Balotelli back as Antonio Conte names Italy squad for Croatia
Mario Balotelli back as Antonio Conte names Italy squad for Croatia

Misfiring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been recalled to Italy`s squad for next week`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia in Milan alongside Alessio Cerci of Atletico Madrid.

Croatian capital Zagreb's mayor arrested over corruption

Croatia's anti-corruption investigation agency,USKOK, arrested Sunday evening Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic on corruption charges, media reported.

Ivo Karlovic beats Jurgen Melzer to reach quarters in Vienna
Ivo Karlovic beats Jurgen Melzer to reach quarters in Vienna

Ivo Karlovic of Croatia reached his sixth quarterfinal of the season after beating two-time former champion Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 7-6 (1) at the Erste Bank Open here Wednesday.

Croatia drub Azerbaijan 6-0 in Euro qualifier
Croatia drub Azerbaijan 6-0 in Euro qualifier

Croatia thrashed Azerbaijan 6-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Osijek on Monday, a first half double from substitute Ivan Perisic helping them continue their 100 percent start with a third successive win in Group H.

Unhappy Jelavic quits from Croatia team amid Euro 2016 qualifying
Unhappy Jelavic quits from Croatia team amid Euro 2016 qualifying

Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic has quit the national team because he was unhappy with being an unused substitute in Friday’s 1-0 win in Bulgaria in a Euro 2016 qualifier, coach Niko Kovac said.

Three key men missing for Croatia Euro 2016 ties
Three key men missing for Croatia Euro 2016 ties

Croatia will be without three key players for next month`s Euro 2016 qualifiers away to Bulgaria and at home to Azerbaijan.

Five envoys present credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee

The envoys of five countries on Thursday presented their credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee, a statement said.

EU to help Croatia fight cybercrime

The European Union (EU) will finance Croatia 700,000 euros ($904,715) for training police to fight against cybercrime, Croatia's interior ministry said Wednesday.

Lucic-Baroni stuns Venus for first title in 16 years
Lucic-Baroni stuns Venus for first title in 16 years

Croatia`s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni stunned Venus Williams 6-4 6-3 to win the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City on Sunday, 16 years after her last WTA Title.

It is a record for the longest gap between titles, following her previous triumph in Bol, Croatia in 1998.