NORWAY VS                  CROATIA September 6th, 2015; 16:00 GMT ***** Croatia take on Norway at Oslo in the Group H qualifier for next year’s Euros scheduled to be held in France. The previous leg of the qualifier was held in Zagreb in March where the home side walked comfortably to a win as they put 5 goals past a hapless Norway in a game that ended 5-1. Croatia sit on top of the table with 15 points but Norway are not far behind and are third in the group with 13 points. Team News & Tactics Norway Coach Per-Mathias Høgmo acknowledged that there was more pressure on Norway against Bulgaria and a win at Sofia has put the side at comparative ease but the team wants to get a win for their supporters. Norway are the underdogs for this game but have plenty going for them at the moment. They have been improving constantly and come into […]

Italian Serie A champions Juventus FC have roped in Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid for a transfer fee of €18m, according to reports in Italy. Mario Mandzukic was linked with a move to several Premier League clubs, the most prominent names being Manchester United and Liverpool. The striker had joined Atletico Madrid last season from Bayern Munich after the German giants had signed Robert Lewandowski. Since joining the La Liga side, Mandzukic has been a regular member of the starting lineup. He played 28 La Liga games for Atletico scoring 12 times and provided 5 assists. By the end of the season, many top clubs in the world had shown interest in signing the talented striker. Juventus finally have agreed upon a sizable transfer fee with Atletico Madrid to rope in the forward. A few days back it was reported that Juventus and Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had a conversation with the 29-year-old striker. The legendary custodian had urged him […]

According to latest reports in English media, Liverpool FC are keen on signing Atletico Madrid’s 29-year-old striker Mario Mandzukic in the summer. The Premier League side have been in search of a quality striker due to the lack of goals from its current strike force. Madzukic currently at Atletico Madrid, has now emerged as a possible target for Liverpool. Atletico Madrid bought Mandzukic from Bayern Munich last summer for a bargainable price of €22 million after he became out of favour at the club due to Robert Lewandowski’s arrival. The striker has had a decent outing with the Spanish side in his debut season, scoring 12 goals in 28 La Liga appearances. But it is believed that Diego Simeone is not content with Mandzukic’s performance and is planning to rope in Aston Villa’s Belgian forward Christian Benteke. Benteke’s future at Villa Park is under scrutiny as several top clubs have shown interest in the striker. The 24-year-old striker is reportedly considering a move […]