Croatia kicked off their 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Malta in Zagreb.
Malta did well to limit Croatia to half-chances early on, but the 30th-minute dismissal of Malta defender Steve Borg swung the Group H contest in Croatia's favour and second-half goals from Luka Modric and Andrej Kramaric secured victory for Niko Kovac's side.
Croatia's next qualifier is against Bulgaria in Sofia on October 10, while Malta host Norway at the Ta' Qali National Stadium on...
WOLFSBURG, Germany -- Wolfsburg forward Ivan Perisic has a broken shoulder and will need surgery that will put him on the long-term injured list with Patrick Ochs and Christian Traesch.
Ochs is out with a knee injury, and Traesch also has a shoulder injury.
Croatia international Perisic, who scored 10 times for Wolfsburg last season, suffered the injury during the Telekom Cup match against Bayern Munich on Sunday, having to be withdrawn after 21 minutes.
Wolfsburg managing director Klaus Allofs...
Croatia striker Eduardo da Silva has announced his retirement from international football after concluding that he was being "deprived of a fair and honest treatment."
The Brazil-born former Arsenal player is the country's second-highest goalscorer, with 29, behind Davor Suker.
However, he played only 21 minutes as a substitute at the World Cup, in which Croatia failed to make it past the group stage, finishing third...