Kovac steps in to lead Croatia back to World Cup

Tuesday November 19th, 2013
Croatia manager Niko Kovac stepped in for the World Cup qualifying playoffs and guided his side to Brazil after defeating Iceland 2-0 after two legs.
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"I have a clear idea of what we want to do," said Kovac. "We have the players for it and things can only get better."

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