Following recent rumors, Spanish giant, Barcelona have finally confirmed the signing of Croatian young prodigy, Alen Halilovic from Dinamo Zagreb with an initial fee of 2.2 million Euro, which will increase in time.
Two upcoming World Cup 2014 participants, Switzerland and Croatia went head to head in an international friendly fixture this past midweek at AFG Arena, St Gallen. Both teams are gearing up for the upcoming competition, testing out several tactical stuffs along with figuring out who they will be taking into that tournament.
Croatia fans finally can breath a sigh of relief as their country secured their place for the upcoming 2014 World Cup after grabbing a home victory over Iceland in the second leg battle of European qualifier playoffs round last Tuesday.
Both Iceland and Croatia still preserving their shot in grabbing that World Cup 2014 ticket from European zone play offs as the got caught into a 0-0 draw on Friday. Playing at home in the first leg, Iceland were hoping to pull off a surprise as they put on that positive attitude early on.
It didn't take long for Croatian football association to decide on Igor Stimac's future as they accepted his resignation straight after the tactician offered it before their last group stage of World Cup qualifier match against Scotland.
Scotland 2-0 Croatia highlights: Croatia's failure in competing with Belgium to snatch direct qualification ticket for 2014 World Cup seems to affect their performance as Igor Stimac's men suffered another disappointing defeat on their final group game against Scotland on Tuesday.
Korea Republic 1-2 Croatia highlights: Korea Republic still need to improve their game ahead of the World Cup 2014 after they suffered a disappointing defeat over Croatia in a friendly fixture this past Tuesday.
Croatia 0-1 Portugal highlights: Croatia picked up another disappointment as after their recent World Cup qualifier defeat against Scotland, the Balkan side suffered a defeat in their friendly fixture against Portugal early this week.
Wales 1-2 Croatia highlights: Croatia were keen on keeping pace at the top of their World Cup 2014 group standings as they travel to face Wales on Tuesday.
Both teams looking to play an attacking game, but it was the host that managed to break the deadlock when they were awarded a harsh spot kick which was perfectly finished by Tottenham Hotspur star, Gareth Bale on 21 minutes.