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Croatia urges EU to pressure Serbia over freed war crimes suspect
ZAGREB (Reuters) - The European Union should demand that the government of EU candidate Serbia distance itself from a hardline Serb nationalist leader recently released from a U.N. war crimes tribunal, Croatia said on Wednesday. Croatia joined the EU last year. Before admitting any more members from the western Balkans, the EU wants to see better cooperation among the states which emerged from ...(11/26/2014 6:22:50 AM)
Dinamo given 3-0 win in scrapped Croatian derby
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Dinamo Zagreb has been awarded a 3-0 win over Hajduk Split after Croatia's biggest soccer derby was scrapped when Hajduk refused to play because some of its fans were banned from a Zagreb stadium.(11/25/2014 7:52:03 AM)
Croatia hold Italy in trouble-hit qualifier
Croatia extended their unbeaten run over Italy to seven matches after holding the Azzurri to a 1-1 draw in a Euro 2016 qualifier that saw a 10-minute stoppage after visiting fans targeted 'keeper Gianluigi Buffon with flares. Italy, who last beat Croatia in 1942 (although Croatia was part of the former Yugoslavia from WWII until 1992), took the lead after only 11 minutes when Simone Zaza set up ...(11/16/2014 6:03:47 PM)
Soccer-Crowd trouble mars Croatia draw with Italy
(adds details, quotes, match action) MILAN, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Croatia, helped by a mistake by veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, held Italy to a 1-1 away draw on Sunday, but their evening was ruined by their fans who twice interrupted play by throwing flares onto the pitch. The contingent of around 5,000 Croatia fans stopped play for around three minutes after their team's equaliser in the ...(11/16/2014 5:46:19 PM)
Croatia flares deflect glare from outplayed Azzurri
Ugly flare-throwing incidents at Milan's storied San Siro stadium deflected the glare from under-par Italy as they scraped a precious Euro 2016 qualifying point at home to impressive Group H leaders Croatia. Croatia crossed the Adriatic hoping to protect an impressive unbeaten record against the Italians that stretched back to 1942 when the Azzurri beat the then Yugoslavia 4-0 in Genoa. Instead ...(11/16/2014 10:16:26 PM)
Italy draws 1-1 against Croatia amid crowd trouble
MILAN (AP) — Italy drew 1-1 against Croatia in a trouble-filled European Championship qualifier at the San Siro on Sunday, to leave both teams level at the top of their group.(11/16/2014 6:29:02 PM)
Spotlight on Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx
The four-time world champions are in reconstruction mode after a second straight first-round exit from the World Cup where mercurial striker Balotelli failed to live up to expectations. After a poor start to his Liverpool career, Balotelli was sidelined by new coach Antonio Conte for their opening three Group H wins against Norway, Azerbaijan and Malta. To general surprise, Conte called ...(11/16/2014 2:15:36 AM)
Conte calls on Italy 'pride' for Croatia qualifier
Italy coach Antonio Conte has called for the Azzurri to swell with pride when they take to a rain-battered San Siro pitch against Croatia in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier later Sunday. Italy face their first big test of the qualifying campaign having won their first three games against Norway, Malta and Azerbaijan to sit second in Group H behind Croatia on goals difference. The Azzurri have ...(11/15/2014 7:44:35 PM)
UEFA charges Croatia, Italy over match disorder
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Croatia is facing UEFA sanctions for another case of racist behavior by fans in a European Championship match against Italy.(11/18/2014 9:30:07 AM)
Croatia coach apologizes for fans' behavior during Italy game
Croatia coach Niko Kovac has apologised for the ugly scenes in the crowd that marred his side's 1-1 draw with Italy in Milan on Sunday.(11/17/2014 8:59:13 AM)
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