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Bayern Munich eager to sign 15-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic

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Fifteen-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic has takenpart in a first-team training session with Bayern Munich.

The club has been monitoring the young Croatian for quite some time and are eager to sign the midfielder after losing out to Real Madrid in the race to acquire teenage sensation, Martin Odegaard.

Bayern Munich eager to sign 15-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic

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Fifteen-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic has takenpart in a first-team training session with Bayern Munich.

The club has been monitoring the young Croatian for quite some time and are eager to sign the midfielder after losing out to Real Madrid in the race to acquire teenage sensation, Martin Odegaard.

Slaven Bilic: the Bob Dylan of Euro 2012. Bob Dylan has won...

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Slaven Bilic: the Bob Dylan of Euro 2012.

Bob Dylan has won Grammys, Oscars, and Golden Globes, but he's never led his country to a third place finish in the World Cup has he? 1998 was perhaps Bilic's most glorious summer, but Croatia's three matches at Euro 2012 were certainly nothing to be ashamed of.

Euro 2012: Ireland Eliminated, Previewing England and Day Eight

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Thursday continued what's been a fantastic tournament overall, with a tightly-contested first match and a fairly easy romp for the defending champions in the nightcap. Nearly every match to this point has been eminently entertaining those that have lacked for goals have made up for it with a mostly watchable pace of play, even from the sides that you wouldn't normally expect to provide entertainment.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs demanding £125m from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is demanding Real Madrid smash the world transfer record if they want to sign Gareth Bale. The Welshman's price tag is now £125m, with Levy hoping to scare the Spanish giants off once and for all. Reports in The Sun suggests that Levy has rejected Real's proposals of using players such [.

Real Madrid agree to $52 million transfer fee for Luka Modric

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Real Madrid have agreed to a transfer fee for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric reportedly for around $52 million or £33 million.

It's a move that should benefit both sides as Spurs get money to rebuild their squad and Real Madrid add depth with a highly regarded attacking midfielder.

Modric signs five-year deal with Madrid

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Real Madrid are in need of boost after a sluggish start to the La Liga season, and they are hoping Luka Modric will help provide that.

Modric's long-rumored move to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur became official on Monday, with the Croatian international undergoing a medical at the Bernabeu Stadium after agreeing to a five-year deal with the Spanish heavyweights.

Real finally get Luka Modric as Spurs bid for Yann M'Vila

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The little Croatian finally lands up in the Bernabeu after Daniel Levy made life miserable for Florentino Perez. He could not have arrived sooner to help reverse Real's faltering start to the Liga.

Spurs have tabled a bid for Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila who most Arsenal fans have included in their fantasy team but the money offered is supposed to be a wee short of club expectations.

Real finally get Luka Modric as Spurs bid for Yann M'Vila

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The little Croatian finally lands up in the Bernabeu after Daniel Levy made life miserable for Florentino Perez. He could not have arrived sooner to help reverse Real's faltering start to the Liga.

Spurs have tabled a bid for Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila who most Arsenal fans have included in their fantasy team but the money offered is supposed to be a wee short of club expectations.

REAL MADRID ANNOUNCE MODRIC SIGNING

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This man in the picture was seen in Madrid this morning. Its Croatian International midfielder LUKA MODRIC who has been announced officially signed by REAL MADRID from TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS. Modric in Madrid The deal is 30M€ plus incentives to Tottenham, apart - although not due entirely to the Modric deal - a joint collaboration package between Clubs in transfers, training issues &

REAL MADRID - LUKA MODRIC, WHEN ?

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What´s up with LUKA MODRIC & the REAL MADRID move? Overseas readers may be wondering this as the signing-deal was supposed to have happened last week, then it was moved to last Monday, but still no move. Luka Modric The answer is simple. TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS President Levy will not give the green light until his Club has 100% confirmed a substitute for the Croatian International.

Real Madrid Jump The Gun Slightly, Publish ‘Luka Modric’ Profile Page On Official Website

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By Chris Wright

Despite the fact that 'the saga' is still on-bumbling, Real Madrid are obviously confident that Luka Modric will be their plaything soon enough so much so, in fact, that their website bods pressed on with creating a profile for the Croatian on the official Real Madrid site.

Real Madrid prematurely create profile for Luka Modric a.k.a. ‘Null Null’

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Sometimes being well prepared leads to an itchy trigger finger and it seems that was the case when Luka Modric's profile page appeared on Real Madrid's official website on Tuesday. Though Modric to Real Madrid has been this summer's tedious transfer soap opera, as of this writing he's still officially a Spurs player.

MODRIC - Have Chelsea offered Meireles AND Sturridge?

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We all know Luka Modric has got his heart set on a move away from Spurs with last season, Chelsea looking like being his preferred destination.

However that seems to have changed now with Real Madrid looking to take him to La Liga but only at a price that suits them and not Spurs.

I will be honest, I thought that Chelsea had finished their interest in the Croatian until I read this article in The Mirror and it seems that Chelsea had looked to rekindle their interest offering Raul Meireles AND Danny Sturridge as part of the deal!

Tottenham’s 1984 UEFA Cup ‘Chicken-Choker Mystery’ Solved: Hadjuk Split Fan Confesses To Murder Most Fowl

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By Chris Wright

Back in 1984, Tottenham's UEFA Cup semi-final against Hajduk Split was forever besmirched by the image of an irate Split fan encroaching onto the pitch and breaking a live cockerel's neck before kick-off. The protest was seen as a 'hostile act' by UEFA, who duly fined the Croatian club 3,000 Swiss francs and banned them from playing home games within a 300km radius of their Poljud stadium for a fair old while.

Are Spurs back in for Dzagoev?

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A few weeks ago, Spurs were linked with a £16m move for highly rated Russian international Alan Dzagoev amidst claims by his agent and father than contact had been made.

"I don't know if he will stay at CSKA. There are offers — from Spurs and other foreign clubs," Dzagoev senior said at the time.

Mid-Day Ticker: Arsenal close in on Cazorla, Spurs reject Modric bid and more

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Arsenal may soon have a bit of Spanish flavor in their attack.

The Premiership club is nearing a deal to acquire midfielder Santi Cazorla from Spanish club Malaga, and the Spain international is scheduled to undergo a medical in London later this week. The reported transfer fee Arsenal is going to pay Malaga for the 27-year-old midfielder is estimated to be $27 million.

Where should we spend the Modric money?

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The transfer of Luka Modric rolls on but it is being widely reported that the Croatian will finally leave the club this week and sign for Real Madrid in a deal worth around £36m. The move, if it goes, through will probably see further rumours intensify regarding a replacement but could Spurs do this from within the current squad?

Today’s unlikely rumour…

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It's been a while since Spurs were linked with a move for Brazilian international and Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian but the 23 year olds name has appeared in the rumour columns once again.

Willian has been made available for transfer but his Ukrainian employees are said to be looking at a fee in the region of £19.

REAL MADRID TRANSFERS | MODRIC VERY CLOSE, KAKA ALMOST GONE

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The Croatian International & TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS midfielder LUKA MODRIC is "stealing" the headlines of most of the Spanish Sports newspapers & other media channels.The news coming in is that REAL MADRID & the player have total agreement in joining this season & playing in LA LIGA. The Spanish Football Club is currently dealing & negotiating with SPURS to shut the deal which is rumoured around 40M€

‘Evolution not Revolution’

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Andre Villas-Boas may not have directly used this Alan Partridge based quote but that was essentially the gist of his first press conference as Tottenham's manager.

AVB took the time out to speak about his plans for the club and he also gave an insight into some possible transfer deals into and out of the Lane.

Could Spurs really hijack Sigurdsson deal?

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There were a number of new names associated with a potential move to Spurs over the weekend but the most interesting of those was undoubtedly that of Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. The 22 year old Hoffenheim midfielder made a significant contribution to Swansea's success in the second half of the season and had seemed set for a permanent transfer to the Liberty stadium before manager Brendan Rodgers departed for Anfield.

Videos

Cristiano Ronaldo does not celebrate his brace as Real beat Granada, 3-0

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This was a muted Cristiano Ronaldo. No extravagant fist pumping, sliding on the pitch, he did not even look at the monitor to check out his goals as his wont. He scored his 150th and 151st goal for the club before being taken off after picking up an injury. Gonzalo Higuain scored the third and final goal.

Fulham 5-0 Norwich – Whites Dazzle At The Cottage As Canaries Fail To Sing (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Fulham 5-0 Norwich City Premier League August 18 2012

West London was obviously the place to be on Saturday for Premier League debutantes: while over at Loftus Road, Swansea's Michu was bagging brace, at Craven Cottage, Fulham's new Croatian hitman, Mladen Petric, was also knocking in two goals on his debut.

Eagles

Amateur notes: Majors final Tuesday

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The oft-rescheduled Wisconsin Major League final between the Croatian Eagles and Madison United finally has a firm date.

The top-seeded Eagles (23-1-3) will look to win their second trophy of the month when they play host to second-seeded United (13-5-1) on Tuesday night. Kickoff is set for 6 p.

Amateur: Croatians Reserves claim title

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The Croatian Eagles picked up another championship Wednesday night.

Jules Seyki (Whitnall) and Miguel Gutierrez (Oak Creek) scored in a 4-minute span in the second period of extra time as the Croatians outlasted the host Milwaukee Kickers 3-1 in the Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association Reserve Division final at Uihlein Soccer Park.

3-for-3: State sides make USASA finals

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Jason Willan (Menomonee Falls) got things started on the right foot Friday on what turned out to be a perfect day for Wisconsin teams at the U.S. Adult Soccer Association National Cups.

Willan's eighth-minute goal gave the Croatian Eagles the early lead in their Men's Open Cup semifinal and they went on to a convincing 4-0 victory over Texas side ASC New Stars in Bridgeview, Ill.

State trio ready for USASA nationals

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For the third time this year, the Croatian Eagles are headed back to the Chicago area.

The Majors team from the Franklin club played in the U.S. Adult Soccer Association Region II Open Cup back on April 14 and 15 in Bensenville, Ill. They returned May 15 for their first-round Lamar Hunt U.

Emotional win for mourning Croatians

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The Croatian Eagles remained unbeaten and advanced to the Wisconsin Major League finals Sunday afternoon, but the tone of the day wasn't one of celebration.

Philip Surprise (Milwaukee Pius) snapped a tie in the 55th minute and Bryce Boyd (Milwaukee Marquette/UW-Milwaukee) saved a penalty kick in the final 15 minutes as the top-seeded Croatians held off No.

Central FC wraps up Presidents Cup play

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Central FC Select Strikers lost to New York's Capital United Blue Fusion 3-1 Sunday morning in the consolation match of the girls Under-16 competition at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in Sacramento, Calif.

The Stevens Point-area side finished 0-2-2 at the tournament - both losses came against Capital United, which posted a 5-1 victory in Thursday's opener.

Kickers rally past Madison United

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UW-Oshkosh's Ryan Hanna (Verona) and Marquette's Andy Huftalin scored in the opening 20 minutes, but the host Milwaukee Kickers stormed back with three goals over the final 25 minutes of the first half and went on to beat Madison United 3-2 in a Wisconsin Major League match Sunday afternoon at Uihlein Soccer Park.

56ers shake up lineup, fall in friendly

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Coming off a light week of training in the wake of a very busy weekend, the Madison 56ers had plenty of new faces on the field for Friday night's friendly against the Croatian Eagles Under-23 team at Breese Stevens Field.

Just three regulars were in the starting XI picked by player-coach Jed Hohlbein, in charge of the team this week with coach Jim Launder away leading U.

Croatians sides prepare for nationals

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The schedules are set for next month's U.S. Adult Soccer Association National Cups in Bridgeview, Ill.

The Croatian Eagles will take on Region III champion ASC New Stars from Texas in a Men's Open Cup semifinal at 1 p.m. July 20 on the Toyota Park Turf Field.

The winner advances to play Region I winner Greek American Atlas (N.

Central FC Select earns national berth

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A year after dropping a one-goal decision in the championship game of their age group at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup, the Central FC Select girls Under-16 team left no doubt this time around.

The Stevens Point-area team won all three of its pool matches and rolled past Libertyville Premier Orange (Ill.

Croatians Under-23s advance to nationals

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Following two years of heartbreaking losses at the U.S. Adult Soccer Association Region II tournament, the Croatian Eagles men's Under-23 team faced the prospect of a similar exit Sunday morning in Fort Wayne, Ind.

But down by a goal heading into the final 10 minutes of the regional final against Illinois side GLSA FC 1974, the Croatians flipped the story this time around.

State sides shining at USASA Region II

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Wisconsin teams continued their fine performances at the U.S. Adult Soccer Association Region II Championships on Saturday in Fort Wayne, Ind., with five state sides combining to go unbeaten in seven matches on the day.

Bavarian SC and the Madison 56ers finished perfect in group play and advanced to the Men's Amateur semifinals, while the Croatian Eagles men and FC Milwaukee women qualified for their respective Under-23 finals.

USASA Region II: Croatians win by forfeit

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Croatian Eagles manager Alex Toth will pick up the U.S. Adult Soccer Association Region II Open Cup trophy Saturday in Fort Wayne, Ind.

But it won't come after a victory on the field or spark a wild celebration, as he and his team had hoped.

Toth learned Friday night that his team was declared the regional champion by default after Kansas side KC Athletics forfeited Saturday's scheduled final at the Region II Championships.

The Rest

Eduardo slates Arsenal but wants to return??

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Eduardo unimpressed with Arsenal's transfer policy by AM In an interview to BBC, Former Gunner Eduardo has criticized the club's transfer policy and said that it was a big mistake to sell Alex Song and van Persie and risk a repeat of what happened last year when Fabregas and Nasri left the club. The Croatian [.

Could Modric be forced to rot?

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As the first team squad travelled to the US over the weekend, there was only one story dominating the headlines. The key player left behind was Luka Modric who has now incurred fines of £160,000 – one for failing to turn up for training and the other for refusing to travel with the rest of the squad.

Croatian Eagles win first national title

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The Croatian Eagles Soccer Club celebrated its 90th anniversary Saturday.

A day later, there was even more reason to celebrate.

Substitute Ramon "Choko" Alvarado (Franklin) scored in the 119th minute as the Croatians outlasted California's PSA Elite 3-2 after extra time in the U.