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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Croatia

All time
# faith healers
Croatian doctors furious after health minister says 'one priest is worth 20 doctors'
“We ask you, will you call up 215 priests to fill in the shortage of 4,300 doctors?”
# fortress breached
Northern Ireland fall to heavy home defeat as Croatia end three-year unbeaten record
Michael O’Neill’s side hadn’t lost at Windsor Park since September 2013.
# Injury List
Klopp delivers injury update on Lallana and Lovren
Liverpool saw Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren suffer groin injuries in the win over Swansea City.
Croatia v Portugal, Euro 2016
We were in Lens to see if Cristiano Ronaldo could power his side to the last eight.
# Reality check
Perisic strikes late to stun Spain in Bordeaux
The punishment for Vincent del Bosque’s side is a last-16 clash against Italy, Ireland’s opponents tomorrow.
Croatia v Spain and Czech Republic v Turkey - Euro 2016
Group D concludes tonight with matches in Bordeaux and Lens.
# Trouble
Rakitic apologises for 'stupid' Croatia troublemakers
The actions of a small minority of troublemakers should not tarnish the country’s Euro 2016 campaign, says yhe Barcelona star
# Flare Up
Croatia coach slams 'sports terrorists' after flares incident
It was reportedly a protest against the Croatian FA.
# Emotional
Croatia captain Srna moved to tears during national anthem following his father's death
His side are playing Czech Republic today in St Etienne.
# cheval noir
Who is your tip to be the dark horse at Euro 2016 this summer?
Because you’re too good to go tipping one of the big boys.
# Where is the Lovren?
Liverpool's Dejan Lovren left out of Croatia's Euro 2016 squad after bust-up with manager
“He can return one day if he realises that he has to be a team player.”
# New Territory
UFC to host 'landmark events' in two European countries for the first time
The events have been set for 10 April and 8 May.
# Fingers crossed
Euro 2016 draw: We rank the teams in Pot 2
It’s time to take a closer look at who Ireland could be pitted against in Saturday’s draw.
# migrant crisis
Croatia closes borders after 'mayhem' of migrants breaking through police lines
The country experienced an influx of people after Hungary introduced tougher measures earlier this week.
# closed borders
'Mayhem' as crowds of migrants break through police lines in Croatia
Authorities in the country have said they expect an influx of over 20,000 people in the next two weeks.
# Punishment
Uefa have come down hard on Croatia for swastika incident during Euro 2016 qualifier
The incident occurred during the 1-1 draw with Italy in June.
# Moycullen
"Someone I could say nothing but nice things about" - Galway village devastated by death of local GAA star in Croatia
Eamon Buckley (19) lost his life tragically yesterday in Split, Croatia.
# Split
Irishman dies in Croatia
Local media is reporting he drowned.
# Probe
One of our favourite players from the 90s denied any link to matchfixing today
Say it ain’t so.
# Controversy
Croatia issues apology after swastika symbol appears on pitch
Croatia are facing punishment from Uefa after the symbol appeared during their Euro qualifier with Italy.
# Kingdom of enclava
A group of Polish tourists have just invented a new country
They have done so on a strip of unclaimed land between Slovenia and Croatia.
# Vukovar
'I knew my rapists... I had to watch what they did to my daughter'
Victims in Croatia might soon get justice after war crimes.
# Explainer
Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia
The case was heard at the International Court of Justice.
# a new start
A European country is wiping out thousands of its citizens' debts. But it's not Greece
The write-off could be worth up to €273 million for 60,000 of the nation’s poorest citizens.
# political science
Ultras, nihilism and Kosovo: Jonathan Wilson on the midweek violence in Belgrade
The acclaimed football journalist and author provides an insight into Tuesday’s abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania.
# what a boob
A Croatian church doesn't want you to see Cersei Lannister's boobs
A church the show wanted to film a nude scene in does not like topless women strolling around in there, apparently.
# back to brazil
'Deprived of fair and honest treatment' Eduardo walks away from Croatia
The Brazilian-born striker scored 29 times in his 64 caps, but retires complaining of influence from outside forces.
# Bosnian War
Devastating Bosnian floods unearths mass grave containing 24 people
Most of the victims were found with their hands tied behind their backs, officials said.
# jet engine
Croatian captain Darijo Srna is the World Cup's fastest player
The full-back racked up a blistering top speed of almost 33km/h during his side’s clash with Cameroon.
# cameroon'd
Croatia set up Mexican stand-off after taming 'Indomitable Lions'
Mario Mandzukic scored twice after Alex Song saw red.
# opening night jitters
'There will be 100 penalties in this World Cup,' fumes Croatia coach Kovac
Niko Kovac branded the game-changing decision ‘ridiculous’, but would not blame Fred for his attempt to win the spot-kick.
# rough start
Brazil taste victory thanks to poor goalkeeping and even worse refereeing
The tournament hosts were fortunate to take a 3 – 1 victory over Croatia.
Brazil v Croatia, World Cup 2014 opener
We went minute-by-minute as the hosts and favourites for the World Cup took on Group A’s chequered-horses.
# who'd be a hero?
3 players set to influence tonight's World Cup opener
Can Croatia shock the hosts in Sao Paulo?
# Sava river
"This is Armageddon": Thousands flee Balkans floods in Bosnia's worst exodus since war
Fears are growing of dislodged landmines causing injury and animal carcasses spreading disease.
# Rainfall
More flooding expected in the Balkans as rivers reach new peaks
Some 50,000 people have been evacuated in Bosnia and Serbia, with an additional 15,000 in Croatia.
# Shine bright like a diamond
Ireland a contender for 2020 European Capital of Culture
Dublin hasn’t been chosen in over 20 years.
# street legal
Bob Dylan has escaped a jail term in France, after hate speech charges were thrown out
The legendary singer was charged with incitement to hatred over comments made to Rolling Stone in a 2012 interview.
# Sponsored by Aer Lingus
Here's why your holiday to Croatia will be better than everyone else's
Do you know what the Istrian Riviera has to offer?
# Disciplined
Croatian defender Simunic hit with 10-game ban, will miss World Cup
The veteran international has been sanctioned by FIFA for pro-Nazi chanting after their play-off win over Iceland.