Šuker, who is the incumbant President of the Croatian Football Federation, was the only candidate for the new four-year presidential mandate at the federation’s general meeting on Monday. The France ’98 World Cup golden boot took over in July 2012 from long-standing President Vlatko Marković.
“Before I arrived I often said – be proud. Really, we can be proud of our work, we have achieved some nice sports results. Results on the pitch are the first measure of success. They enable us to develop football on all levels. The board named Niko Kovač as coach, which was an excellent decision. The federation done everything so we can have good results in Brazil. Exactly 102 years (est. federation) and we will play against Brazil, which will unprecedented promotion for Croatia. Our under 17 and 20 sides are also at the World Cup,” Šuker said in opening Monday’s meeting in Zagreb. (photo: HNS/Drago Sopta)