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Mario Mandzukic a free agent after contract in Qatar terminated

Mario Mandzukic (Photo: Антон Зайцев/Soccer.ru/CC)

ZAGREB, 5 July 2020 – Former Croatian international Mario Mandzukic has terminated his contract with Al-Duhail Sports Club and is now a free agent.

Mandzukic signed for Doha-based Al-Duhail Sports Club, who play in the Qatar Stars League, back in December after falling out of favour at Juventus but his short stint has come to an end.  

“I reached an agreement with Al-Duhail Sports Club management to terminate my contract by mutual consent. I appreciate the trust and hospitality that I have received in Qatar and I wish the best to the club and the team in the future,” the Croatian announced on social media.

The 34-year-old striker, who famously took Croatia to the World Cup final when he scored in extra-time against England, scored 44 goals in 164 appearances for Juventus before his move to Qatar. 

He could return to Serie A with Benevento and AC Milan reportedly showing interest. Mandzukic has also attracted interest in Turkey. 

Before joining Juve, Mandzukic played for Marsonia, NK Zagreb, Dinamo Zagreb, VfL Wolfsburg, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. He won the Champions League with Bayern in 2012-13 and represented Croatia on 89 occasions, scoring 33 times, including in the World Cup final. He retired from international football after the World Cup in 2018. 

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