FIFA.com looks back at Croatia’s World Cup qualifying experiences over the past few months, having only secured qualification after two tense encounters with Iceland in the play-offs.
In the second of a two part interview, ex-Croatia captain Niko Kovac discusses his time with the national team, the impact of his German upbringing and his FIFA World Cup™ memories exclusively with FIFA.com.
Former Croatia captain Niko Kovac, who now coaches the national U-21 side, speaks exclusively with FIFA.com on making the move to the bench, the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and what he believes is holding back Croatian football
In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents some of the biggest names from planet football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
Former Croatia international defender Robert Kovac has announced his retirement, his club Dinamo Zagreb announced on Wednesday.
FIFA.com presents a selection of football's best-known birthday boys this week. Robbie Fowler and Fernando Gago are among those celebrating.