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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Croatia

All time
# Brazil 2014
FIFA announces pots for World Cup 2014 draw
Sepp Blatter was in Brazil today to unveil the format for Friday’s draw.
# Controversy
Croatia defender Simunic fined for pro-Nazi chants after WC qualification
FIFA are also investigating the incident which saw the experienced player lead fans at the final whistle of their win over Iceland.
# European elections
Fine Gael MEP says he'll "resist any move" to oust him
Jim Higgins is dismissing speculation that FG HQ are trying to get rid of him, but says he’ll fight any attempt they make to run another candidate in next year’s European elections.
# End of an era
Cats, sacks and handballs: The 8 games that defined Trap's Ireland reign
The Italian’s eventful reign in charge of the Boys in Green is over.
# European elections
11-seat national constituency proposed in EU Parliament redraw submissions
The proposal is one of two radical ideas put forward by Lucinda Creighton but neither are possible under the terms of reference for the Constituency Commission considering the redrawing of Ireland’s European constituency map.
# Report
Ireland to face Great Britain in AFL Grand Final after overcoming Croatia
Ireland led from the first goal of the match and were rarely challenged by their opponents.
# Highlights
The best goals from Day 1 of the AFL European Championships
Ireland defeated Sweden while Great Britain and Croatia also recorded wins.
# welcome aboard
Dobrodošli! Croatia becomes the 28th member of the EU
Croatia was first put on the list of candidate countries nine years ago and officially joined just after midnight today.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?
The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.
# World Cup
Strachan's Scotland stun Croatia in Zageb
Robert Snodgrass’s goal was enough to beat Igo Stimac’s outfit.
# European Union
President: Racism will rise if Europe does not focus on citizens
President Michael D Higgins criticised the EU for listening to the concerns of financial institutions over citizens.
# Michael D
Pozdravi! President begins State visit to Croatia
President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina are in the country which is soon to become the EU’s 28th member state.
# buzzzzzzz
Honeybees trained to find land mines in Croatia
In the last two decades, land mines have taken the lives of 316 people, including 66 de-miners.
# Balkans
Croatia and Serbia meet for the first time since Balkans war tonight
There’s lots at stake tonight in Zagreb.
# Balkans
Dinamo v Red Star - the match that heralded war
Croatia play Serbia for the first time as independent nations in a World Cup qualifying tie tomorrow
# revealing
'I don’t want James McClean getting all the attention' - Stephen Hunt
The midfielder believes Giovanni Trapattoni wants the best for Ireland but will not be expecting a warm ‘hello’ any time soon.
# UN
Joy in Croatia as UN war crimes tribunal overturns convictions
Tribunal overturned the convictions of two Croatian generals for murdering and expelling Serb civilians during a 1995 military blitz.
# UN tribunal
Croatians pray for ex-generals ahead of war crimes verdict
Two former wartime generals, still hailed as heroes in Croatia, are appealing a verdict by the UN Yugoslav war crimes court.
# Croatia
Bodies of suspected WW2 victims exhumed from mass grave in Croatia
The victims were thought to have been cadets in a Croatian military academy.
# Foolish
Dinamo Zagreb star hit with €100,000 fine for cracking open a beer
Croatian international Domagoj Vida made a costly decision on the team bus on Monday.
# Changes
Croatian football side gets female touch
NK Viktorija Vojakovac made an eyebrow-raising appointment today.
# Death
DFA providing consular assistance after Irishman drowns in Croatia
The 28-year-old Irishman had been attending a music festival in the city of Pula.
# Preview
Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action
The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.
# Reel stories
Sports film of the week: Once Brothers
Grab some popcorn, turn the lights off and join us for a Sunday night movie.
# misfortune
Olympics: Croat high jump star Vlasic out of Games
The athlete, who won a silver medal in 2008, has failed to recover from a foot problem.
# Poznań
Is Poznan cheating on us? Zagreb got the 'thank you' posters too
Poznan! We thought we had something special going on…
# Handshake
Former Serbian president shakes hand with Kosovo's prime minister
Former president Boris Tadic said he was ready to contribute at any time towards solving the Kosovo problem.
# Euro 2012
Croatia fined €80,000 by UEFA for racist abuse
…which, if we’ve done our maths right, is €20,000 less than Nicklas Bendtner got for his underpants stunt.
# Review
Match report: Jesus Navas rescues Spain, Croatia bow out
Vicente del Bosque’s substitution paid off as the striker hit a late winner.
# Kick it out
Platini furious over Croatia racism charge
Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic has called for lifetime bans for those found guilty of racist chanting.
# Euro 2012
Yellow cards no problem for Del Bosque
Alvaro Arbeloa and Jordi Alba are both on one yellow card, meaning they are running the risk of being suspended for the quarter-finals.
# Probe
UEFA to investigate fresh racism claims
The European governing body is looking into reports a banana was thrown onto the pitch during Italy’s 1-1 draw with Croatia as Mario Balotelli left the field.
Euro 2012, day 7
What, it’s been a week already? All the nerve-jangling build-up to Ireland’s clash with Spain is nestled safely in here.
Three ways Ireland can find joy against Spain
It’s not going to be pretty, but we do have a chance of coming away with something other than a defeat against the current champions tonight.
# Preview
Preview: Croatia out to seal qualification with Italian job
Slaven Bilic’s side will enter the Group C encounter full of confidence after a comfortable 3-1 win over the Ireland in their tournament opener.
# laid bare
‘My mam was mortified but she is seeing the funny side of it now’ – Eamon Keegan
The Irish fan, who has gained fame in the past few days, talks about the picture the whole country has seen.
# Euro 2012
With Ireland beaten, Bilic is braced for tougher tests
“We still have a great job to do, tougher test, yeah, it didn’t look easy at any point and it was very hard on the pitch.
FYI: Can Ireland still qualify with four points and other Group C permutations
We’ve done the calculations so you don’t have to, looking at the various potential Euro 2012 outcomes.
# Tuning in
Croatia match attracted highest RTE audience since 1994 World Cup
Over two million people tuned in to see Ireland lose their opening Group C match to Slaven Bilic’s side on Sunday night.