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Germany Lose Talented Teen to Croatia

armando tikvicCroatia have beaten Germany for the services of talented Hamburg defender Armando Tikvić…

Tikvić has just been selected for Croatia U-18, after pledging his alliance to the homeland of his parents after turning out already for the German U-17 side.

“I played for Germany, but soon as the call up for Croatia came there was no dillema. It is the dream of my parents, and mine,” said the 17-year-old left back.

Tikvić was given the name Armando after, Diego Armando Maradona, by his father Josip, reports daily 24sata. Born in Hamburg, Armando grew up in a Croatian speaking household and attended Croatian school in Hamburg also. Tikvić will be hoping for a call up one day from Croatia’s current coach Niko Kovač, who himself was born in Germany to Croatian parents.

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