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The following article presents a summary of the 2011–12 football season in Croatia, which will be the 21st season of competitive football in the country.

2011–12 in
Croatian football
First Division champions
Dinamo Zagreb (14th title)
Second Division champions
Dugopolje
Third Division champions
BSK Bijelo Brdo (East)
Zelina (West)
Mladost Ždralovi (North)
Raštane (South)
Croatian Cup winners
Dinamo Zagreb (12th title)
Teams in Europe
Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split,
RNK Split, Varaždin
Croatia national team
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying

Contents

National teamsEdit

CroatiaEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score Croatia scorer(s) Report
Friendly matches
10 August 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin (A)   Republic of Ireland 0–0 HNS-CFF.hr
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying - Group stage
3 June 2011 Poljud Stadium, Split (H)   Georgia 2–1 Mandžukić, Kalinić UEFA.com
2 September 2011 Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali (A)   Malta 3–1 Vukojević, Badelj, Lovren UEFA.com
6 September 2011 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb (H)   Israel 3–1 Modrić, Eduardo (2) UEFA.com
7 October 2011 Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus (A)   Greece 0–2 UEFA.com
11 October 2011 Kantrida Stadium, Rijeka (H)   Latvia 2–0 Eduardo, Mandžukić UEFA.com
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-offs
11 November 2011 Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul (A)   Turkey 3–0 Olić, Mandžukić, Ćorluka UEFA.com
15 November 2011 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb (H)   Turkey 0–0

Croatia U21Edit

Date Venue Opponents Score Croatia scorer(s) Report
2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification - Group stage
3 June 2011 Hrvatski vitezovi, Dugopolje (H)   Georgia 0–1 UEFA.com
5 September 2011 Stade Tourbillon, Sion (A)    Switzerland 0–4 UEFA.com
6 October 2011 Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek (H)   Spain 0–2 UEFA.com
10 October 2011 Tamme Stadium, Tartu (A)   Estonia 1–0 Vukušić UEFA.com
14 November 2011 Stadion Aldo Drosina, Pula (H)   Estonia 4–0 Čop, Vukušić (2)
Ademi
UEFA.com

Croatia U20Edit

Date Venue Opponents Score Croatia scorer(s) Report
2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup
31 July 2011 Estadio Centenario, Armenia   Saudi Arabia 0–2 FIFA.com
3 August 2011 Estadio Centenario, Armenia   Nigeria 2–5 Lendrić, Kramarić FIFA.com
6 August 2011 Estadio Centenario, Armenia   Guatemala 0–1 FIFA.com

Croatia U19Edit

Date Venue Opponents Score Croatia scorer(s) Report
2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualifying round
10 November 2011 De Bataven, Gendt (A)   Finland 4–2 Livaja (2), Rebić, Miškić UEFA.com
12 November 2011 VIOD, Doetinchem (A)   Moldova 4–0 Jelavić (3), Čolak UEFA.com
15 November 2011 De Bataven, Gendt (A)   Netherlands 0–0

Croatia U17Edit

Date Venue Opponents Score Croatia scorer(s) Report
2012 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualifying round
25 October 2011 Stadion Valbruna, Rovinj (H)   Azerbaijan 1–2 Pjaca UEFA.com
27 October 2011 Stadion Veli Jože, Poreč (H)   Ukraine 1–0 Pašalić UEFA.com
30 October 2011 Gradski stadion Laco, Novigrad (H)   Belgium 3–4 Mandić, Faletar, Kolar UEFA.com

League tablesEdit

Prva HNLEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Zagreb (C) 30 23 6 1 73 11 +62 75 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Hajduk Split 30 16 6 8 50 24 +26 54 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
3 Slaven Belupo 30 14 10 6 41 27 +14 52
4 RNK Split 30 14 8 8 43 32 +11 50
5 Cibalia 30 13 6 11 35 35 0 45
6 NK Zagreb 30 13 6 11 36 42 −6 45
7 Lokomotiva 30 12 8 10 33 33 0 44
8 Osijek 30 11 10 9 45 38 +7 43 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[a]
9 Istra 1961 30 11 9 10 35 33 +2 42
10 Zadar 30 11 7 12 29 44 −15 40
11 Inter Zaprešić 30 11 5 14 33 33 0 38
12 Rijeka 30 9 11 10 29 29 0 38
13 Lučko (R) 30 6 13 11 29 36 −7 31 Relegation to 2012–13 Druga HNL
14 Šibenik (R) 30 6 9 15 27 40 −13 27
15 Karlovac (R) 30 6 7 17 25 53 −28 24[b]
16 Varaždin (R) 24 2 3 19 16 52 −36 8[c] Relegation to 2012–13 Druga HNL[d]
Source: Prva-HNL.hr UEFA.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
For deciding champions, qualification to UEFA Europa League and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since 2011–12 Croatian Cup winners Dinamo Zagreb qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, so cup runners-up Osijek qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round. Moreover, Slaven Belupo were moved up a round as the cup winner spot was not used.
  2. ^ Karlovac were deducted 1 point after they failed to appear on the match against Rijeka
  3. ^ Varaždin were deducted 1 point after they failed to play the match against Rijeka due to suspension
  4. ^ After Varaždin failed to play two matches due to suspension, according to the competition rulebook they were considered to withdrawn from the competition and since they have played more than a half of matches in the second part of the season, those matches were considered valid and all further matches were awarded as 3–0 forfeit wins to their opponents. Also according to the rulebook, since Varaždin left the competition after the 24th round, the number of matches they have played will stay at 24 in the league table.[1][2]

Druga HNLEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Dugopolje (C) 28 17 6 5 50 27 +23 57 Promotion to 2012–13 Prva HNL
2 Pomorac 28 18 2 8 63 30 +33 56
3 Mosor 28 15 7 6 36 16 +20 52
4 Vinogradar 28 15 5 8 47 32 +15 50
5 Imotski 28 11 9 8 26 21 +5 42
6 Rudeš 28 11 8 9 42 33 +9 41
7 Gorica 28 10 10 8 27 24 +3 40
8 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 28 10 10 8 36 37 −1 40
9 Radnik Sesvete 28 10 9 9 34 31 +3 39
10 Junak 28 10 9 9 29 27 +2 39
11 Solin 28 10 5 13 35 45 −10 35
12 Marsonia 1909 (R) 28 8 6 14 25 50 −25 30 Relegation to Treća HNL
13 Međimurje (R) 28 5 7 16 31 60 −29 22
14 HAŠK 28 6 3 19 33 52 −19 21
15 Croatia Sesvete (R) 28 4 4 20 23 52 −29 15[a]
Updated to match(es) played on 20 May 2012. Source: Druga-HNL.hr, Sportnet.hr ‹See Tfd›(in Croatian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored
For deciding champion, promotion and relegation: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head away goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Croatia Sesvete were deducted 1 point

Croatian clubs in EuropeEdit

SummaryEdit

Club Competition Starting round Final round Matches played
Dinamo Zagreb UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round Group stage 12
Hajduk Split UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round 3rd qualifying round 2
RNK Split UEFA Europa League 2nd qualifying round 3rd qualifying round 4
Varaždin UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round 3rd qualifying round 6

Dinamo ZagrebEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Dinamo scorer(s) Report
2011–12 Champions League - Second qualifying round
13 July 2011 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (H)   Neftchi Baku 3–0 Badelj, Krstanović (2) UEFA.com
19 July 2011 Tofiq Bahramov Stadium, Baku (A)   Neftchi Baku 0–0 UEFA.com
2011–12 Champions League - Third qualifying round
27 July 2011 Sonera Stadium, Helsinki (A)   HJK Helsinki 2–1 Rafinha (o.g.), Sammir UEFA.com
3 August 2011 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (H)   HJK Helsinki 1–0 Ibáñez UEFA.com
2011–12 Champions League - Play-off round
17 August 2011 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (H)   Malmö FF 4–1 Sammir (2), Rukavina, Bećiraj UEFA.com
23 August 2011 Swedbank Stadion, Malmö (A)   Malmö FF 0–2 UEFA.com
2011–12 Champions League - Group stage
14 September 2011 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (H)   Real Madrid 0–1 UEFA.com
27 September 2011 Stade de Gerland, Lyon (A)   Lyon 0–2 UEFA.com
18 October 2011 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (H)   Ajax 0–2 UEFA.com
2 November 2011 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam (A)   Ajax 0–4 UEFA.com
22 November 2011 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid (A)   Real Madrid 2–6 Bećiraj, Tomečak UEFA.com
7 December 2011 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (H)   Lyon 1–7 Kovačić UEFA.com

Hajduk SplitEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score Hajduk scorer(s) Report
2011–12 Europa League - Third qualifying round
28 July 2011 Britannia Stadium, Stoke (A)   Stoke City 0–1 UEFA.com
4 August 2011 Poljud, Split (H)   Stoke City 0–1 UEFA.com

RNK SplitEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score RNK Split scorer(s) Report
2011–12 Europa League - Second qualifying round
14 July 2011 Sports Park, Domžale (A)   Domžale 2–1 Čop, Vitaić UEFA.com
21 July 2011 Stadion Hrvatski vitezovi, Dugopolje (H)   Domžale 3–1 Čop, Vidić, Milović UEFA.com
2011–12 Europa League - Third qualifying round
28 July 2011 Stadion Hrvatski vitezovi, Dugopolje (H)   Fulham 0–0 UEFA.com
4 August 2011 Craven Cottage, London (A)   Fulham 0–2 UEFA.com

VaraždinEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score Varaždin scorer(s) Report
2011–12 Europa League - First qualifying round
30 June 2011 Stadion Anđelko Herjavec, Varaždin (H)   Lusitanos 5–1 Šafarić (2), Glavica, Glavina, Vugrinec UEFA.com
7 July 2011 Estadi Comunal d'Aixovall, Aixovall (A)   Lusitanos 1–0 Brlečić UEFA.com
2011–12 Europa League - Second qualifying round
14 July 2011 The Small Arena, Tiraspol (A)   Iskra-Stal 1–1 Tkalčić UEFA.com
21 July 2011 Stadion Anđelko Herjavec, Varaždin (H)   Iskra-Stal 3–1 Vugrinec (2), Glavica UEFA.com
2011–12 Europa League - Third qualifying round
28 July 2011 Stadionul Dinamo, Bucharest (A)   Dinamo Bucureşti 2–2 Sačer, Vugrinec UEFA.com
4 August 2011 Stadion Anđelko Herjavec, Varaždin (H)   Dinamo Bucureşti 1–2 Golubar UEFA.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Strahija, Ivana (1 April 2012). "Varaždin iznevjerili svi". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  2. ^ Strahija, Ivana (23 April 2012). "Proljetno pospremanje u HNS-u". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  3. ^ Dinamo score is shown first.