Champions League: War-hit Shakhtar Donetsk aim to brush aside upheaval when they take on AS Roma in last-16 tie
War refugees Shakhtar Donetsk head into Wednesday's Champions League clash with AS Roma in high spirits despite a lack of signings and sparse match practice.
Euro 2016: Croatia's dream run offers hope that this generation will soon bring joy to troubled nation
As the nation looks to overcome divides that transcend football, the Vatreni will play a crucial part in building the bridges. And in this generation of footballers, they certainly have hope for a positive future.
Croatia's victory over Spain registers their presence as genuine contenders at Euro 2016. Before this game, they were an interesting, watchable team. Now, they are the team to beat
The reason the Czech Republic could come back in the game had a lot to do with how their opponents threw away the game
Croatian fans who hurled flares on the pitch to halt their country's Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic were branded "sports terrorists" as the showcase tournament suffered new troubles.
Czech Republic take on Croatia on Friday with their coach Pavel Vrba targeting a Group D win over 'little Spain' to help their bid to stay at Euro 2016.
Croatia have the privilege of deploying two brilliant central midfielders, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, but their defence could betray them.