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Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by GistLivePro: 12:16pm On Jul 10, 2018
A World Cup of riveting drama continues with reports that the Croatian assistant coach has been sacked for posting a politically-charged video to social media following the penalty shootout win over hosts Russia.

Vukojevic, a former Croatia international, published a video in which he and defender Domagoj Vida dedicated the dramatic win to Ukraine, prompting criticism from Russian supporters.

The clip showed Vida, who scored in extra time at the Fisht Stadium, roaring “Glory to Ukraine!” while Vukojevic announced that “This victory is for Dynamo [Kiev] and Ukraine.”

“The Croatian Football Federation hereby notifies the public that Ognjen Vukojevic has been relieved of his duties as an associate of the coaching staff of the Croatian national team by decision of the management of the Croatian FA, and that he will no longer be a member of the Croatian delegation at the Fifa World Cup in Russia,” a statement read.

“The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) has decided to revoke Vukojevic’s team accreditation at the Fifa World Cup and to relieve him of his duties as an observer for the Croatian national team.

“HNS hereby apologizes to the Russian public for the actions of a member of the Croatian delegation. Ognjen Vukojevic and Domagoj Vida likewise apologize for their statements, which were in no way intended to have political connotations, yet which unfortunately left room for such interpretations.”

Fifa issued a formal warning to Vukojevic regarding his behaviour and the former midfielder reacted to his dismissal by telling Russian newspaper Sport Express: “There’s no politics in football. It’s a joke for my friends from Dynamo Kiev. I love Russians and I love Ukrainians.”

Croatia take on England in the second semifinal of the World Cup Wednesday, where the winner will go up against either France or Belgium for Sunday’s showpiece final.



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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by Mutemenot(m): 12:21pm On Jul 10, 2018
Village people everywhere . Even Croatia kwa shocked

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by Cholls(m): 2:52pm On Jul 10, 2018
My brothers and sisters

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by semyman: 2:53pm On Jul 10, 2018
Can you imagine?

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by 1x2x3: 2:53pm On Jul 10, 2018
Bb
Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by jeffoe(m): 2:53pm On Jul 10, 2018
Shocking. Who sacks a coach that has taken you this far at this very critical stage. Op self na assistant coach

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by mmb(m): 2:53pm On Jul 10, 2018
Useless post. I thought is the Head coach

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by AnanseK(m): 2:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
Overzealous separatists to take note.

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by 0balufonlll: 2:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
Z

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by dkronicle(m): 2:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
grin
Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by HonSuQMaDIQ(m): 2:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
grin grin
Stupidity in victory .... reminds me of Buuhari's 97% and 5% comment. 2019 is not far Shaa.

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by Eco99(m): 2:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
...

Meanwhile som1 without nysc cert is still on the seat as finance min in Nigeria...

D other one could not properly transmission his speech is still in his office....


Nd if they call you black monkeys you will get angry





#Eco99#

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by kizolo(m): 2:54pm On Jul 10, 2018
Who else thought it was the head coach?

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by Authoreety: 2:55pm On Jul 10, 2018
Ouch



Op no sabi anytin
See as e make everybody dey para

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by popsyleo1: 2:55pm On Jul 10, 2018
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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by Nbote(m): 2:55pm On Jul 10, 2018
jeffoe:
Shocking. Who sacks a coach that has taken you this far at this very critical stage.

Spain sacked their coach 2 days before their first match and moreover he is jus an assistant coach... D message there is u pay d price for any wrongdoing irrespective of ur standing... It could have escalated into a diplomatic row politically and FIFA could have also had dem punished for it..

jeffoe:
Where is the Spanish team now and the coach grin

Dats d white man for U. I'm sure dey expected to have a shambolic would cup sacking their head coach jus 2 days before their match. D Germans didn't have to sack anyone to suffer D same fate as D Spaniards. D Croatian team could have gotten a FIFA ban and gotten into a diplomatic row with Russia if dey hadn't reacted dat way...

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by frowland(m): 2:55pm On Jul 10, 2018
Assistant coach not coach himself. Anything for the clicks sha.

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by Nobody: 2:56pm On Jul 10, 2018
Croatian assistant coach has been sacked


Nigerians please read before you comment.

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by GoggleB(m): 2:56pm On Jul 10, 2018
He is not the head coach now.. The way news is being reported these days sef nawa

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by Cmyname(m): 2:56pm On Jul 10, 2018
Okay

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by Benjom(m): 2:56pm On Jul 10, 2018
Issorite... nevertheless, he has made his point and well noted by those who care cool
Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by swimmer: 2:57pm On Jul 10, 2018
shebi na assistant coach...anywhich way....dem go chop am from England
Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by toffyz(m): 2:57pm On Jul 10, 2018
wrong headline...mtchew

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by mmb(m): 2:57pm On Jul 10, 2018
0balufonlll:
Z
attention seeker.
Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by tiswell(m): 2:57pm On Jul 10, 2018
This guy just missed Croatia's history making team.What a pitysad

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by royalamour(m): 2:58pm On Jul 10, 2018
grin Dear Croatia citizens, slap you FA president on his balls if you lose this semi finals.

They couldn't even wait till after the tournament.
Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by FitnesScientist: 2:58pm On Jul 10, 2018
okay.... but why
Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by Arsenalholic(m): 2:58pm On Jul 10, 2018
These Balkan nations and their wahala sef.

First it was Shaqiri and Xhaka who riled Serbians with their celebrations now these fellas.

Good to know it isn't coach Zlatko himself that was sacked. Because I am rooting for 'em against 'Engrand'

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Re: Croatia Sacks Coach, Vukojevic Ahead Of England Semi-final Clash by Yankee101: 2:58pm On Jul 10, 2018
Football should be for love of the game. Not politics

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