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Tactical Analysis
How Mario Mandzukic Is thriving as Gonzalo Higuain's natural successor at Juventus
12:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's signing represents a historic coup for Juventus. Acquiring the icon designated the Bianconeri as European heavyweights courtesy his Champions League bona fides. Such status previously eluded the Old Lady despite…

World Cup
World Cup Quarterfinal: Croatia look to crash Russia's party
08:30 Saturday 7th July 2018

Russia and Croatia were two of the dark horses heading into the World Cup. Both were in promising groups. Progression was the only major expectation from either. Now, they are set to play a World Cup quarterfinal. The match is set for the Fisht…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Perfect Croatia know it's no time to be rotten against Denmark
09:30 Sunday 1st July 2018

The fourth Round-of-16 fixture takes place at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Over 44,000 will attend as Croatia battle it out with Denmark for a place in the quarterfinals. The winner will face either Spain or Russia. Croatia, along…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Do not adjust your picture; it's Croatia v Nigeria
15:30 Saturday 16th June 2018

The stage is set. The performers are already camped in Russia. Fans can wait no longer. Supporters of Croatia and Nigeria are on edge. They must wait for seven other matches to unfold before seeing their sides make their Russia 2018 debuts.…

Champions League
Real Madrid vs Juventus: Five standout performers from the Champions League second leg
08:30 Thursday 12th April 2018

The Champions League quarter-final round, so dramatic and thrilling, finally comes to end. Ninety minutes of high octane, beautiful football between two iconic clubs, pitting the greatest goalkeeper and finisher of this generation against…

Football
The 12 days of football: Five Golden Goals!
08:00 Wednesday 27th December 2017

On the fifth day of holiday fixtures/UEFA gave to me Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown/Three French clubs/Two title races/and Antonio Conte and a back three Welcome to the fifth article in It's Round & It's White's 12 Days…

Opinion
2017 FIFA Puskas Award: the deserving contenders
09:30 Tuesday 26th September 2017

Recently, I went on a rant about how the FIFA Puskas Award is unfair and an agreement as to which goal is the best in a 12 month period is wholly subjective to whoever is voting. In stark contrast, here are some of 2017's best strikes that…

Italy
Douglas Costa will thrive with Juventus
10:11 Tuesday 8th August 2017

Juventus will have several attacking options for the coming season. However, the acquisition of Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich could be a huge one for the Old Lady. The Brazilian's playing style will make him thrive and he could easily become…

Champions League
What we learnt from Real Madrid's 4-1 Champions League win over Juventus.
22:00 Sunday 4th June 2017

In a final that saw Real Madrid become the first team in the Champions League era to win back-to-back titles, we learnt so much more about the larger than life Galacticos. An emphatic 4-1 win means Real Madrid have now clocked up 12 European…

Opinion
The inevitable rumours with the summer transfer window looming
14:30 Friday 26th May 2017

As much as there are still a few finals to get through over the coming weeks; the journalists have sharpened their pencils and are ready to scribble some transfer rumours with wholly unreliable sources fuelling their fires. We've already been…

Opinion
Super Mario: How Mario Mandzukic has evolved into a robot footballer
12:00 Sunday 14th May 2017

Every team is blessed with that one player capable of doing the job of two, three or even four players combined. Without any doubt, Mario Mandzukic has been that man for Juventus this season. Juve's commanding performances could see them finish…

Football
Euro 2012 Match Report: Croatia 0-1 Spain
23:21 Monday 18th June 2012
By Rob

Spain reached the quarter finals of Euro 2012 with a 1-0 victory over a plucky Croatian side, in a game that the holders could, and possibly should, have lost.Croatia missed a couple of gilt-edged chances and were denied a stonewall first half…

Football
Euro 2012 Match Report: Croatia 1-1 Italy
22:49 Thursday 14th June 2012
By Rob

Croatia's Mario Mandzukic became joint top scorer of Euro 2012 with a second half equaliser that earned his country a 1-1 draw against Italy in Poznan.Mandzukic joined Germany's Mario Gomez and Russia's Alan Dzagoev on three goals for the competition.…

Football
Euro 2012 Match Report: Republic Of Ireland 1-3 Croatia
23:42 Sunday 10th June 2012
By Rob

The Republic of Ireland's mass of travelling fans in Poland were left disappointed as their country slumped to a 3-1 defeat in their opening game of Euro 2012 at the hands of an impressive Croatian outfit.Ireland were full of hope heading into…

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