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Simunic loses FIFA appeal, set for CAS

ESPN staff | March, 20 2014

FIFA has rejected Josip Simunic’s appeal against his 10-match ban following his behaviour after Croatia qualified for the 2014 World Cup -- but the player’s lawyer remains confident he will be able to feature in Brazil. •...

FIFA bans Simunic for 10 games for 'Nazi chant'

ESPN staff, | December, 16 2013

FIFA has announced that Croatia international Josip Simunic has been handed a 10-match ban following his behaviour after the country qualified for the 2014 World Cup. Video footage taken after Croatia’s playoff victory over Iceland appea...

Scolari not looking past group stage Video

ESPN staff | December, 6 2013

Brazil escaped tough opponents in the World Cup group stage in Friday's draw, but the hosts will probably face some major rivals as early as the second round. Friday's draw put Mexico, Croatia and Cameroon in Group A along with Brazil, teams unli...

Croatia Kit: Through the years

Chris Atkins | December, 4 2013

Design: With Croatia's red and white chequered pattern shirt among the most unique in international football, design changes are limited. However, with white shorts and blue socks, complete with chequer trim, it is both one of the most attractive a...

Simunic fined for 'pro-Nazi chants'

ESPN staff | November, 22 2013

Croatia defender Joe Simunic has been fined 3,200 euros for "spreading racial hatred" after allegedly leading pro-Nazi chants during celebrations of his country's World Cup qualification. Croatia booked their place at Brazil 2014 wit...

Croats 'celebrate with pro-Nazi chants'

ESPN staff | November, 20 2013

ZAGREB, Croatia -- Croatia's World Cup qualification celebrations have been marred by apparent pro-Nazi chants by fans and defender Joe Simunic. Croatia qualified for the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Iceland on Tuesday. Video footage app...

Croatia coach Stimac offers resignation after loss

ESPN staff | October, 15 2013

Croatia coach Igor Stimac claims he offered his resignation after a 2-0 defeat to Scotland in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday evening. Despite progressing to the play-offs courtesy of a second-placed finish in Group A, Stimac insists Croa...

Bennett: 11 talking points from the Group Stage

Roger Bennett | June, 20 2012

1. A TOURNAMENT OF CONTRAST  The dire storylines emanating from Poland and Ukraine before the opening game were the darkest to dog a tournament since the 1978 World Cup was propped up by a struggling Argentine military junta. Amid swirlin...

Casillas: Croatia play like us

ESPN staff | June, 18 2012

Spain captain Iker Casillas has commended Group C rivals Croatia for their style of play ahead of the two nations' Euro 2012 showdown on Monday. The reigning world and European champions are currently joint-top of the group alongside their...

Jolly: Team of the eliminated

Richard Jolly | June, 20 2012

Excellence is sometimes rewarded with an early exit. As half the sides in Euro 2012 face up to the reality that their campaign is over, it is a particular shame that some players will not be seen again this summer. So our team of the departed, p...

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