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Croatia Sacks Coach Niko Kovač

(photo/drago sopta hns)

(photo/drago sopta hns)

A draw against Azerbaijan and a 2-0 loss to Norway has cost Croatia coach Niko Kovač his job as coach of the national team…

The Croatian football federation executive committee has decided at a board meeting on Wednesday in Zagreb to relieve Kovač of is duties. Croatia, who were cruising to qualify for EURO 2016 in France at the top of Group H, now sit in third spot after a shocking week in Baku and Oslo.

“I accept full responsibility,” Kovač said after the shock loss to Norway, “And I leave the board to decide my fate,” he said when questioned about resigning from his post after pressure from the public following Croatia’s drop to third place in the group.

In 19 games in charge of the national team, Kovač’s record was 10 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses.

Kovač’s successor will be named on 21 September.

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