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Croatia: great midfield guile but what else?

June 12, 2014
Croatia: great midfield guile but what else?

There are few nations that love playmakers as much as Croatia, and national team coach Niko Kovac appears set to field three together in a highly creative midfield trio.
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Croatia 2-0 Serbia: brave decision to use Kovacic in midfield helps Croatia dominate the game

March 24, 2013
Croatia 2-0 Serbia: brave decision to use Kovacic in midfield helps Croatia dominate the game

Croatia’s two strikers – Ivica Olic and Mario Mandzukic – scored a goal apiece before half-time, to win an incredibly hotly-anticipated derby. Igor Stimac’s major decision was the surprise selection of 18-year-old Mateo┬áKovacic for his international debut in the centre of midfield. Sinisa Mihajlovic used Ivan Radovanovic as a holder, and Alen Stevanovic rather than Dusan...
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