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#Croatia

# croatia - Friday 1 June, 2012

Grand Designs: Group C venue guide

Have a sneak peak at where all those boys in green will be showing up in under two weeks’ time.

# croatia - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Bosnian test should provide a good rehearsal for Croatia

It may be Ireland’s Euro 2012 send-off but Safet Susic and his team haven’t just come here to be part of the celebrations.

# croatia - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

David Villa out of European Championships

The Barcelona forward has been ruled out of the tournament by national team manager Vicente del Bosque tonight.

# croatia - Friday 18 May, 2012

'Croatia can win it. There have been surprises in the past' - Liam Brady

If Chippy’s predictions are correct, Ireland chances of getting beyond the group stages are looking even slimmer.

# croatia - Monday 14 May, 2012

25 days to Euro 2012: Don’t worry Ireland fans, Davor Suker retired long ago Countdown This post contains videos

25 days to Euro 2012: Don’t worry Ireland fans, Davor Suker retired long ago

The legendary Croatian striker’s lob over the head of Peter Schmeichel in ’96 was a bit special.

# croatia - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Bad news: Injury puts O'Shea's Euros place in doubt

Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill admitted he was concerned about the defender’s chances of being fit ahead of the tournament.

# croatia - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Croatia name preliminary squad, spring a couple of surprises

Slaven Bilic has left Ivan Klasnic and Mladen Petric off the list of 27 names for Ireland’s Group C rivals but there are several familiar faces.

# croatia - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Opening of Ratko Mladic's war crimes trial delayed Mladic

Opening of Ratko Mladic's war crimes trial delayed

Bosnian Serb commander is set to stand trial on genocide and other charges next month.

# croatia - Monday 9 April, 2012

Open thread: which is your favourite kit at Euro 2012? Getting Shirty This post contains images

Open thread: which is your favourite kit at Euro 2012?

We’ve got a soft spot for the Sweden away strip and Italy’s retro home jersey…

# croatia - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Rafa Benitez: 'You need to trust Trapattoni on McClean decision'

The former Liverpool boss also believes that Ireland’s opening Euro 2012 clash with Croatia in Poland will be crucial to their hopes of progressing.

# croatia - Thursday 8 March, 2012

At the peak of his powers: Kelly feels time is right to nail down a starting place

The defender hopes playing regularly alongside an Irish team-mate at Fulham can help persuade Giovanni Trapattoni to name him in the first eleven at Euro 2012.

# croatia - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

International round-up: Spain thump Venezuala while Italy lose out to the US

Valencia’s Roberto Soldado capped his return from international exile with a hat-trick for the world champions.

# croatia - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Ministers recommend that Serbia become 'official candidate' to join EU European Union

Ministers recommend that Serbia become 'official candidate' to join EU

Well, that’s good timing…

# croatia - Monday 27 February, 2012

In pictures: Ireland back in training Road To Poznan This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland back in training

Giovanni Trapattoni secured his baseball cap and braved the rain to take training in Malahide this morning.

# croatia - Monday 23 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Croatia votes in favour of joining the EU European Union

Croatia votes in favour of joining the EU

Two-thirds of voters voted in favour of joining the EU. However turnout was much lower than expected.

# croatia - Sunday 22 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Croatia votes on whether to join the EU Croatia

Croatia votes on whether to join the EU

Opinion polls suggest the referendum will probably pass – but it could be close.

# croatia - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Birthday boy Shane Long wishes for Euro 2012 adventure

As well as taking on Stoke at the Brittania Stadium, the West Brom striker turns 25 this weekend.

# croatia - Monday 12 December, 2011

You coming? UEFA put tickets for Ireland's Euro 2012 adventure on sale

But there’s no rush as it’s not a first-come, first-serve basis.

# croatia - Friday 9 December, 2011

It's Gdynia or bust as Ireland confirm Euro 2012 base

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni and asistant Marco Tardelli were in Poland this week to look at prospective locations.

From TheJournal.ie Croatia signs accession treaty to join EU in 2013 EU

Croatia signs accession treaty to join EU in 2013

Croatia formally signs the accession treaty to become the EU’s 28th member in July 2013, pending a referendum next year.

# croatia - Friday 2 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland is ready for Euro 2012 - but are Poland and Ukraine? Opinion

Column: Ireland is ready for Euro 2012 - but are Poland and Ukraine?

Six new stadiums, a €22 billion bill, and frantic English lessons for its citizens – Liam Nolan looks at how Ukraine and Poland are preparing to host next year’s European Championships (and why Ireland are lucky they’ll be playing in Poland…).

# croatia - Sunday 20 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

# croatia - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Here's what happened in the other qualifiers tonight...

The Portugal, the Czech Republic and Croatia join European giants like Ireland in the finals after tonight’s action.

The Finals countdown: how the other ties are shaping up

While we’re all busy gloating about Ireland’s imminent qualification, six other European countries are experiencing varying degrees of anxiety about their Euro 2012 fate.

# croatia - Friday 11 November, 2011

Crunch time: here’s everything you need to know about the OTHER Euro 2012 play-offs

There’s a few games besides the one in Tallinn tonight you know? Here’s our verdict.

# croatia - Friday 14 October, 2011

Mission possible: 3 ways for Ireland to safely negotiate the play-offs COYBIG This post contains videos

Mission possible: 3 ways for Ireland to safely negotiate the play-offs

How Trap’s men can overcome the one team lying between them and Euro 2012 qualification.

# croatia - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Confirmed: Ireland seeded in Euro 2012 playoffs

UEFA do the paperwork and put to bed any niggling doubts: the Boys in Green are in the top pool for tomorrow’s draw.

# croatia - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Yugoslav army chief gets 27-year prison sentence for war crimes War Crimes

Yugoslav army chief gets 27-year prison sentence for war crimes

Momcilo Perisic, a former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army, has been jailed for 27 years for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovinia and Croatia in the 1990s.

# croatia - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Meet the stars of this year's Athletics World Championships Study Up This post contains images

Meet the stars of this year's Athletics World Championships

The 2011 World Athletics Championships begin this Saturday in Daegu, South Korea. Get to know the athletes who’ll likely be providing the week’s most compelling storylines.

# croatia - Saturday 13 August, 2011

The sports week in pictures Developing Story This post contains images

The sports week in pictures

Every week we flick through the best images from the sporting week.

# croatia - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Trapattoni hints Ward may start Slovakia clash Match Reaction This post contains a poll

Trapattoni hints Ward may start Slovakia clash

Plus, give your thoughts on whether or not the Wolves man should start next month, in our latest poll.

# croatia - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

As it happened: Ireland v Croatia

Revisit our minute-by-minute coverage live from the Aviva stadium, as Ireland and Croatia cancelled each other out.

Croatia warm up for Ireland friendly by getting down and dirty with The Pogues

Slaven Bilic prepared the Croatian team for Wednesday night’s friendly against the Republic of Ireland by bringing them to a Pogues concert.

Several facts you (probably) didn’t know about the Croatian football team

Find out all you need to know about Ireland’s opponents since they arrived on the international football scene 18 years ago.

# croatia - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Trap names squad for Croatia friendly

Ireland manager has selected a 26-man panel for the visit of Croatia to Lansdowne Rd. Then it’s a couple of crunch Euro 2012 showdowns.

# croatia - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: the government promises no more public sector pay cuts; Serbian authorities arrest fugitive Goran Hadzic; and one blogger’s marriage advice – “when you marry, you should marry a Chinese woman”.

# croatia - Friday 24 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

In your evening wrap-up: Does the DAA chief deserve a bonus? How is Ireland so good at boxing? And shouldn’t they have called the movie The Anti-Social Network?

From TheJournal.ie Croatia given provisional green light to join EU Croatia

Croatia given provisional green light to join EU

Negotiations on allowing Croatia to become the 28th member are set to wrap up before the end of the month.

# croatia - Thursday 23 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to come face to face with Sarkozy at EU summit EU Summit

Taoiseach to come face to face with Sarkozy at EU summit

Greece will top the agenda at the European Council meeting, with fears that contagion will spread around the world.

# croatia - Friday 10 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…