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.

Stipe Pletikosa calls time on Croatia career

Croatian international goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa announced Saturday his retirement from the national team.

Pletikosa calls time on Croatia career

Croatian international goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa announced Saturday his retirement from the national team.

Eduardo bids farewell to Croatia

Eduardo da Silva, the Brazilian-born Croatian striker, on Tuesday announced his retirement from international football, saying he was unhappy with the way he had been treated.

Croatia confident of getting through to last-16 of World Cup

People in Croatia will go to work Monday but their minds will be in Recife, Brazil, where their beloved, "Fiery Squad" will be taking on Mexico for a place in the last-16 of the FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Croatia vs Mexico - Preview

Niko Kovac says his Croatia side are facing their own World Cup `final` against Mexico on Monday with only a win guaranteeing them a place in the last 16.

After early blunders, World Cup referees earn welcome anonymity

Come-from-behind victories have been common at this year`s World Cup, so it seems apt that, after a decidedly shaky start to the tournament, referees have disappeared from the headlines and let the scintillating soccer do the talking.

Football World Cup 2014: Cameroon vs Croatia - Preview

Midfielder Luka Modric and available-again striker Mario Mandzukic will spearhead Croatia’s effort to keep alive their hopes of reaching the World Cup last 16 when they face Cameroon on Wednesday, coach Niko Kovac said.

Croatia coach warns of World Cup penalty "circus" after opening game

Croatian coach Niko Kovac warned on Thursday the World Cup could become a "circus" after Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura awarded a soft 71st-minute penalty to hosts Brazil in the opening game of the tournament.

No Neymar nightmares for Croatia coach Kovac

The thought of Neymar tearing your team pieces might be enough to give some coach`s nightmares, but Croatia`s Niko Kovac isn`t losing any sleep over the threat posed by the Brazilian phenom ahead of Thursday`s World Cup opener.

Modric, Manduzkic spearhead Croatia`s World Cup squad

Croatia coach Niko Kovac on Saturday named his 23-man squad for the World Cup finals led by experienced stars like midfield magician Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Bayer Munich striker Mario Manduzkic.

Croatia donate World Cup cash to flood victims

Croatia`s football squad have donated a quarter of their money earned for reaching the World Cup finals to victims of deadly floods that have devastated the Balkans.

Croatia player banned for fascist chant

World football body FIFA handed Croatian defender Josip Simunic a 10-game ban to make him miss the entire 2014 FIFA World Cup after he led fans into a pro-Nazi chant following the play-off win over Iceland last month.