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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Croatia

This year
# Split Points
Wales debutant scores last-gasp equaliser to snatch draw in Croatia
Elsewhere, Spain won 3-0 against a Norway side missing the injured Erling Haaland.
# Croatia
Hundreds blocked on Croatia roads as snowstorm causes chaos
The snowfall over the weekend caused traffic to halt and cut off many parts of the country.
# getting bigger
Uefa expand Nations League to include quarter-finals and promotion play-offs
Had the format been in play this year, Ireland would have had to play-off to preserve their League B status.
# EU
Croatia switches to the euro and enters Europe's passport-free zone
It is now the 27th nation in the passport-free Schengen zone.
Last year
# the perfect farewell
Messi on cusp of World Cup dream as he inspires Argentina to semi-final victory
Julian Alvarez scored twice as Argentina eased to a 3-0 win over Croatia.
Modric watches on helplessly but dream of ultimate glory lives on
Croatia triumph over Japan but star’s struggles are indication of a side who have reached their peak in the World Cup.
# Onwards
Croatia progress to World Cup quarter-finals after penalty shootout win over Japan
Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković was the hero, saving three spot kicks.
# 2022 World Cup
Lukaku's shocking misses cost Belgium as they exit the World Cup
Roberto Martinez’ side bow out after a 0-0 draw with Croatia.
# War of Words
'It will take time for him to learn' - Croatia boss accuses Canada manager of snubbing him
Zlatko Dalic had also claimed John Herdman lacked respect earlier this week.
# revival
Croatia get World Cup back on track with Kramaric double as Canada crash out
Canada took the lead after two minutes but the 2018 World Cup runners-up rallied to a 4-1 win.
# Group by Group Guide
Group F Preview: Last chance for Belgium's Golden Generation, Canada out to cause an upset
The latest in our preview series focuses on Group F, and Belgium, Croatia, Canada, and Morocco.
# Explainer
From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU
Vote to make Ukraine an official candidate for the EU hailed as “defining moment” – but the journey has just begun.
# Result
Modric penalty secures Croatia win as France finish run of Nations League games without win
The World Cup champions are without a victory in four outings.
# Eurozone
Croatia ready to adopt euro currency in 2023, says EU
Croatia’s switch from the kuna to the euro will come less than a decade after the former Yugoslav republic joined the European Union.
# Croatia
Croatian woman allowed abortion amid public outrage
Abortion in Croatia is becoming more restricted as religious pressure sways doctors to refuse it citing moral grounds.
# Croatia
Drone that crashed in Croatian capital carried a bomb, official says
Nearly 100 parked vehicles were damaged, but no one was injured in the incident on 10 March.
All time
# Job Done
Ireland seal Euros semi-final and World Cup qualifier spot after hitting Croatia for six
The Green Machine enjoyed a facile win in Gniezno.
# Slavonski Brod
Ten killed, 45 injured as bus crashes off road in Croatia
Police said the bus, with 60 people on board, had Kosovo licence plates and was on a regular route from Germany to the Kosovan capital, Pristina.
# Positive test
Croatia dealt major blow as Covid-19 rules Ivan Perisic out of Spain clash
The Inter Milan winger scored twice in three matches to help his side reach the knockout stages.
# Diplomatic Immunity
Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years
The diplomats were nabbed by gardaí across the country but granted immunity from prosecution.
Niall O'Connor's report looks at the amount of times diplomats have escaped traffic fines by using their diplomatic immunity.
The foreign embassy staff members were nabbed by gardaí across the country but granted immunity from prosecution.
According to documents obtained by The Journal, the Department of Foreign Affairs were notified 17 times either by gardaí or by embassies.
# line-ups
Fellaini not included in Belgium Euros squad while Modric leads Croatia
Fellaini has not played for Belgium since the 2018 World Cup.
# Croatia
Fresh tremors shake Croatia after seven die in deadly earthquake
At least 20 people were left injured as a result of the quake.
# Croatia
Six people killed and 20 others injured as strong earthquake hits central Croatia
The quake has caused major damage to homes and other buildings in a town south east of the capital Zagreb.
# Business As Usual
Liverpool striker scores twice as Portugal cruise to victory in Ronaldo's absence
Diogo Jota’s brace helped his side to a comfortable Nations League win over Sweden this evening.
# Zagreb
Teenager killed as strong earthquake shakes Croatia
Many buildings in Zagreb cracked, and walls and rooftops were damaged.
# Draw
Work to do for Wales and Croatia following feisty stalemate
Neither Wales nor Croatia will be truly happy with a point apiece following a hard-fought encounter in Cardiff on Sunday.
# Croatia
Six people, including child, shot dead in Zagreb
The suspect took his own life, police have confirmed.
# back to winning ways
Inter star Perisic scores one and sets up another in Euro 2020 qualifier win against Wales
Having lost in Hungary last time out, Croatia got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign back on track.
# innocent
Zagreb court drops perjury charges against Dejan Lovren
A Croatian court has confirmed that charges against the Liverpool centre-back have been dismissed.
# live audience
'More than half of the global population' tuned into record-breaking World Cup
Fifa has released tv figures from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
# Disappointment
'I won a Europa League, a World Cup, what else do I have to do to win the Ballon d'Or?'
Luka Modric claimed the award for 2018.
# Top Of The Tree
Luka Modric edges out French World Cup stars to win 2018 Ballon d'Or
Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe was named the best player of the year under the age of 21 at the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
# poacher
Kane's 85th-minute winner sees England secure Nations League Finals spot
England rallied from a second-half deficit to defeat Croatia at Wembley in a repeat of the summer’s World Cup semi-final.
# 53 and out
Kane targets Rooney's England record – 'It's definitely possible'
The former Manchester United man ended his Three Lions career as his country’s record goalscorer.
# Top Picks
'I do not deserve the Ballon d'Or. I think there are players who have been better than me'
The Chelsea and Belgium star believes Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the award.
# Scenes
Croatia set up make-or-break showdown with England after last-gasp win over Spain
The 2018 World Cup finalists remain in the hunt for a finals place in the Nations League.
# Split
Irish woman drowns in Croatia
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the woman’s family.
# Case closed
Modric given suspended prison sentence in Spanish tax case
The World Cup finalist has been hit with a fine of just over €348,000.
# level pegging
Ronaldo-less Portugal hold World Cup finalists thanks to Pepe header
Ivan Perisic opened the scoring for Croatia, but they were pegged back at the Estadio Algarve.
# Overboard
British woman rescued 10 hours after falling from cruise ship in Croatia
The 46-year-old told reporters she fell off the back of the ship.