2.HNL finished today, all was known but relegation. Lucko will be the team going down after losing to Hajduk II while Medjimurje beat Zadar who already knew they were going down due to their license issues, makes you think HNS should decide this stuff after the season but whatever :lala:
Should know the teams promoted from the 3.HNL in a week or two, looks like: Dubrava, Orijent Rijeka, Cibalia, Croatia Zmijvaci all but official. Trnje is 5th in Zapad and shouldn't go up really despite getting a license
Istra stay up beating Sibenik 3:1 on aggregate in the relegation/promotion playoff. While Sibenik did have some decent chances overall Istra were the much better team, though they need a lot of work to improve next season, for a team mostly comprised of foreigners a lot of them haven't panned out and they need to find better managers
Hopefully some of these middling clubs become more ambitious in challenging the top four, unlikely due to their resources but Istra and maybe Gorica can do it, but again their model is based on foreign players which isn't good in the larger picture. While HNL in the near future will have 5 clubs in Europe how realistic is it for that 5th club to compete?