Blazevic named Bosnia coach

Miroslav Blazevic, who guided Croatia to third place at the 1998 FIFA World Cup France™, was today named as Bosnia-Herzegovina's new national team coach. The 73-year-old succeeds Meho Kodro, who was sacked in May after he refused to lead the side in a friendly against Iran.

The Bosnia-born Blazevic was at the reins of Croatian outfit NK Zagreb from 2006 until May. Among the many other clubs he has coached are Nantes, Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split.

He was in charge of Croatia from 1994 until 2000, with his most notable achievement coming at France 1998. There, Blazevic masterminded a defeat of Romania in the Round of 16 and a 3-0 win over Germany in the quarter-finals, before the Croatians lost 2-1 to eventual champions France.