Former football player of Kiev “Dynamo” Ognjen Vukojevic was excluded from the delegation of the national team of Croatia in the world Cup 2018 in Russia. The current scout “blue and white” was relieved of his duties as one of the assistant coach of Croatia Zlatko Delica because of a video in which vukojević Croatia defender domagoj Vida was devoted to the Ukraine’s win over Russia, reports the observer.
The statement said the Croatian football Union (HNS), accreditation Vukojevic was withdrawn. “HNS hereby apologizes to the Russian public for the actions of the members of the delegation. Domagoj Vida and Ognjen Vukojevic also apologize for his statement, which in no way assumed political orientation, but that, unfortunately, left room for such interpretations,” – the press-service of the organization.
Later he fire reacted to the situation, stressing that simply thanked the Ukrainians. “My statement did not carry any political overtones, and I just wanted to thank my friends in Ukraine for their support and to thank my club “Dynamo” (Kiev), because he allowed me to participate in the world championship,” said Vukojevic.
We will remind, ex-captain of “Dynamo” domagoj Vida and Ognjen Vukojevic after the victory of Croatia over Russia in the quarterfinals of the 2018 world Cup shot this video, in which he dedicated the victory to Ukraine. Thereafter, the international football Federation (FIFA) has issued a warning.