Niko Kovac
4th World cup
FIFA Ranking: 20
Best result: 3

Group A

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Miracle footballer 'played with one lung'

Former Hajduk Split attacker Ante Vukusic was unaware that he was not in tip-top physical condition until he transferred to Russian club Tosno

'They believe we can beat anyone' - Sigurdsson hails Iceland fans

The Fulham defender has hailed the vociferous support of his country's fans, after a magical Euro 2016 run saw them reach the quarter finals

Season over for Juventus forward Pjaca as knee operation sidelines him for six months

The 21-year-old winger's debut campaign in Turin is at an end after the Croatia international underwent surgery on a ruptured cruciate ligament

Croatia confirm ACL injury for Juventus star Pjaca

The midfielder was stretchered off during his national side's defeat to Estonia and will now miss the rest of the season

Atletico Madrid's Vrsaljko suffers cruciate ligament injury

The Croatia international sustained damage to his left anterior cruciate ligament and is expected to be out of action for a prolonged spell

Dejan Lovren: ‘I know what refugees are going through – give them a chance’

The Guardian

In a new documentary, the Liverpool defender opens up about being forced out of his childhood home during the Balkans conflict, losing a member of his family and then being asked to leave Germany and settle in CroatiaThere is only one moment, recounting the horrors that shaped his childhood and life as a refugee from the Bosnian war, when it all seems like it might be too difficult for Dejan Lovren to continue.Lovren is telling the story of how he and his family had to flee their home in Kraljeva Sutjeska, the village where he grew up outside Zenica, and what happened to those who were left behind. “Zenica was attacked because it was a bigger city,” the Liverpool player explains, “but it was in these small villages where the most horrific things happened …people being brutally killed. My uncle’s brother was killed in front of other people with a knife. I never talk about my uncle because it’s quite a tough thing to talk about, but he lost his brother, one of my family members. Difficult …” Related: Jürgen Klopp searches forlornly for solution to halt Liverpool’s dismal rut Continue reading...