Croatia

  • Bob Dylan investigated in France for racist comments 05-12-2013 11:44 AM

    The American singer Bob Dylan is being investigated in France after a Croatian community organisation alleged that comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine last year amounted to incitement to racial hatred, Paris prosecutors said on Monday. In the interview, published in the magazine's September 27, 2012 edition, the singer...
  • Croatia coach Igor Stimac fired 16-10-2013 10:46 PM

    Zagreb: Croatia coach Igor Stimac was fired on Wednesday following his team's 2-0 loss to Scotland in a World Cup qualifier. Croatian Football Federation president Davor Suker said Niko Kovac, a former Croatia midfielder and coach of the junior national team, will be Stimac's temporary replacement. Despite the loss against...
  • Marin Cilic suspended for nine months for doping violation 16-09-2013 09:52 PM

    London: The International Tennis Federation says Croatian player Marin Cilic has been suspended nine months for a doping violation. The suspension was back-dated to May 1, so Cilic will be able to return to the tennis circuit on January 31. Cilic tested positive for nikethamide, a stimulant, in Munich. The...
  • Davis Cup: Andy Murray to face 16-year-old Croatian 12-09-2013 11:37 PM

    It will be a battle of US Open junior champions past and present when Andy Murray faces 16-year-old Borna Coric in Britain's opening singles rubber against Croatia in a World Group playoff tie on Friday. Coric, who lifted the boys trophy at Flushing Meadows last week, will get a glimpse...
  • Croatian climber's body found 39 years after death 01-09-2013 11:27 AM

    Tbilisis: The Georgian government said that its mountain rescuers have found the body of Croatian climber Nenad Chulich, 39 years after he went missing in an avalanche on the Georgian Caucasus mountain Ushba. The famous Croatian climber went missing and was presumed dead along with three other fellow climbers in...
  • Chelsea complete Croatian wonderkid signing 03-08-2013 11:49 AM

    London: Chelsea have announced the signing of Croatian wonderkid Stipe Perica on Friday, reports givemesport.com. The 18-year-old striker arrives in west London from NK Zadar, after impressing Premier League scouts at the U-20 World Cup in Turkey earlier this summer. Perica scored one goal in three appearances as Croatia were...
  • Tommy Robredo routs Fabio Fognini to win Croatia Open 29-07-2013 09:05 AM

    Umag: Tommy Robredo won the Croatia Open on Sunday, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-0, 6-3 for his 12th career title and second this year. The Spaniard won the opening set in only 18 minutes, losing just six points with Fognini helpless to reverse the rout from the clay-court baseline....
  • Fognini to play Robredo in Croatia Open final 28-07-2013 09:34 AM

    Umag, Croatia: Third-seeded Fabio Fognini saved three match points Saturday before reaching the final of the Croatia Open, beating Gael Monfils of France 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in a match full of momentum swings and turnarounds. He will play fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain, who overcame No. 2 Andreas Seppi...
  • Fognini, Seppi into Croatia Open semi-finals 26-07-2013 11:41 PM

    Umag, Croatia: Seeded Italian players Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini reached the semi-finals of the Croatia Open on Friday. The second-seeded Seppi advanced after Horacio Zeballos retired while trailing 6-5 in the first set. The Argentine had two set points at 5-4. Fognini, seeded No. 3, defeated Martin Klizan of...
  • Seppi, Zeballos, Bedene, Robredo advance in Umag 26-07-2013 09:06 AM

    Umag: Second-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy advanced to the quarter-finals of the Croatia Open on Thursday, after leading Andreas Haider-Mauer 6-1, 4-0 before the Austrian retired through injury. Haider-Mauer started well, winning the opening game, but then lost 10 games in a row. He sought medical treatment for a lower...
  • Andreas Seppi advances at Croatia Open 25-07-2013 11:40 PM

    Umag: Andreas Seppi of Italy advanced to the quarter-finals of the Croatia Open when Andreas Haider-Mauer retired with an injury while trailing 6-1, 4-0 on Thursday. Haider-Mauer started well, winning the opening game, but then lost 10 straight games. He sought medical treatment for a lower back injury after the...
  • Montanes upsets top-seeded Gasquet to reach quarters in Umag 25-07-2013 09:27 AM

    Umag: Albert Montanes of Spain upset top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Croatia Open. Montanes was up 3-1 in the second set before Gasquet responded by winning three games in a row, but the Spaniard broke again at 4-4. Gasquet...
  • Fognini, Klizan at Croatia Open quarter-finals 24-07-2013 11:30 PM

    Umag, Croatia: Third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and sixth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovenia advanced to the quarter-finals of the Croatia Open on Wednesday. Fognini defeated Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-3, while Klizan rallied to beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Fognini made several unforced...
  • Tommy Robredo, Albert Montanes advance at Croatia Open 23-07-2013 11:28 PM

    Umag: Fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo cruised into the second round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday, beating Jan Hajek 6-3, 6-2. Robredo mostly kept to the baseline and needed only 71 minutes to outplay Hajek. The Czech, ranked 133, was nowhere close to the level he showed last week in Hamburg,...
  • Mayer, De Bakker advance in Umag 23-07-2013 09:48 AM

    Umag: Leonardo Mayer of Argentina and Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands won in straight sets in the first round at the Croatia Open on Monday. Mayer beat Albert Ramos of Spain 6-1, 6-3 in just over an hour and later said conditions were tough because of the summer heat...
  • Ferrer grinds down Dodig to reach Wimbledon quarter-finals 01-07-2013 10:28 PM

    London: David Ferrer wore down Croatia's Ivan Dodig with his high-energy scrambling to move into the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a 6-7 (3) 7-6 (6) 6-1 6-1 win on Monday. The Spanish fourth seed arrived 10 minutes late on Court Two and was slow to impose himself on the match, losing...
  • Capping recovery from war, Croatia joins a troubled EU 01-07-2013 04:09 AM

    Zagreb: Two decades since fighting itself free of Yugoslavia, Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union at midnight on Sunday against a backdrop of economic woes in the Adriatic republic and the bloc it is joining. The country of 4.4 million people becomes only the second of the...
  • Budding talent Vekic primed for Wimbledon at 16 22-06-2013 08:33 AM

    When a 16-year-old like Croatia's Donna Vekic bursts on to the big stage by reaching tournament finals the words "next big thing" are never far behind. The pitfalls of surviving the assault course of professional women's tennis have swallowed up many an emerging talent, yet when a former great like...
  • Flipkens advances to round three of Aegon Classic 13-06-2013 02:02 PM

    Birmingham: Top seeded Kirsten of Belgium came from a set down to beat Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic and advance to the third round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Wednesday. On a rain-affected third day, Flipkens won 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 and will play Magdalena Rybarikova for a place in the...
  • Ronaldo gives Portugal 1-0 win over Croatia 11-06-2013 08:54 AM

    Geneva: Cristiano Ronaldo ended his season by scoring Monday in Portugal's 1-0 win in an international friendly over a Croatia team featuring 16-year-old prospect Alen Halilovic making his debut. Ronaldo scored in the 36th minute with an angled left-foot shot into the bottom right hand corner of the goal. It...
  • Brazil slip to 19th in FIFA rankings, Croatia climb to 4th 11-04-2013 02:05 PM

    Zurich: Croatia made a big move to No. 4 in the FIFA rankings after two World Cup qualifying wins, and tournament hosts Brazil dropped to No. 19 on Thursday. World and European champions Spain led an unchanged top three, ahead of Germany and Argentina, after a busy month of World...
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  • Spain retain top spot in FIFA rankings 07-11-2012 05:28 PM

    Moscow: Russia moved into the top-10-ranked football nations this month, FIFA announced on Wednesday. Fabio Capello's team rose three places from 12th to ninth on the back of 1-0 victories over Portugal and Azerbaijan in last month's World Cup qualifiers. World and European champions Spain remain cemented to first place,...
  • 'Serbia could face tough sanctions over racism' 23-10-2012 10:25 PM

    Paris: Serbia could face tough sanctions from UEFA's disciplinary committee after racism again marred a football game in the country last week, president Michel Platini said on Tuesday. England Under-21 defender Danny Rose complained after a Euro qualifier in Serbia last week that he had been racially abused and the...