Niko Kovac

Eintracht Frankfurt

DFB Pokal: Eintracht Frankfurt’s Guillermo Varela Ruled Out Of German Cup Final By Badly Inflamed Tattoo

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Eintracht Frankfurt full-backGuillermo Varela has been ruled out of the German Cup final after having a bad reaction to a tattoo he had done at the weekend.

Varela was due to start for Frankfurt against Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final this coming Saturday.

However, the 24-year-old disobeyed the orders of his coach, Niko Kovac, and wentunder the needle three days before the match a decision that has subsequently back-fired rather significantly.

Eintracht Frankfurt: From relegation battlers to Champions League contenders in €3 million

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It's 23rd May 2016. 50,000 fill the stands of the Grundig Stadion to watch the home side, 1. FC Nürnberg take on Eintracht Frankfurt. This was no ordinary game; this was the Bundesliga relegation...

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Tuesday Kickoff: Eintracht Frankfurt appoints coach, Costa trains and more

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In the midst of a relegation battle in the top tier in Germany, Eintracht Frankfurt revealed its new head coach this Tuesday.

Former Croatia national team coach Niko Kovac has been appointed manager of German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, replacing Armin Veh, who was fired on Sunday.

Croatia

Croatia Refuse To Talk To World Cup Media After Photos Of Players Swimming Naked Published Online

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By Chris Wright

Croatia coach Niko Kovac has announced that he and his players are to shun their World Cup media obligations after photos of members of his squad skinny-dipping in their hotel pool were published yesterday.

Two photographers reportedly hid in bushes near the hotel inPraia do Forte and snapped Dejan Lovren and Vedran Corluka swimming naked, with the (mercifully pixelated) pictures later appearing online.

Stop The Griping: It Was Croatia, Not the Referee That Lost the Match to Brazil

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In the modern game, we have lost out on the candid and honest interview in the media. That's why the sound bites after Brazil's 3-1 victory over Croatia were so good. Croatian coach Niko Kovac was right to say after the match about referee Yuichi Nishimura, "I had a feeling that the referee had one set of rules for us and the other for Brazil.

Friday Kickoff: Croatia hit out at referee; Chicharito unhappy with role; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

If you ask the Croatian National Team players, they think that the World Cup should just be handed to Brazil already.

Following Thursday's World Cup opener which saw Brazil defeat Croatia, 3-1, in Sao Paul, the Croatian players and head coach Niko Kovac hit out at refereeYuichi Nishimura for his controversial decisions.

Three Managerial Casualties From World Cup Qualifying

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Three Managerial Casualties From World Cup Qualifying - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Every manager in the world knows that the price of failure is losing your job. At international level, the margins for error are thin, especially in World Cup qualifying.

As the regular route to Brazil ended this week, here are three coaches now looking for work:

Igor Stimac

Croatia are still in with a shout of making it to the World Cup.

Croatia Sack Coach Igor Stimac; Niko Kovac Appointed As Caretaker Manager

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Niko Kovac has been appointed as caretaker manager of the Croatia national team after the Croatian Football Federation accepted the resignation offer from coach Igor Stimac, according to 24 Sata.

Stimac offered his resignation after Croatia lost 2-0 to Scotland last night. In his post-match interview, he said that he didn't think Croatia would qualify for the World Cup via the playoffs and that he thought his position as coach was being questioned by those in Croatia.

The Rest

Notes from Curtin presser, controversial officiating in WC opener, Gulati says US not approached by FIFA for 2022 WC, more

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Notes and quotes from Jim Curtin's first press conference. Officiating the story after World Cup opener. US Soccer prez says FIFA has not asked US to prepare organizing committee in case 20022 WC taken from Qatar. More.

Ex-nacionalista Duje Cop brilha na Croácia

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Aos 24 anos, Duje Cop vive o melhor momento da carreira e é um dos grandes obreiros de mais uma excelente época a nível interno do Dínamo Zagreb, que está muito perto de revalidar o título na Croácia. O ponta-de-lança, companheiro de equipa dos portugueses Ivo Pinto e Ruben Lima, já leva 27 golos golos marcados esta temporada, 17 dos quais no campeonato, o que lhe permite liderar da lista dos melhores marcadores.