Croatian national football team coach has been sacked days before the World Cup semi-final with England after posting a pro-Ukraine video that has enraged Russians.
Former international Ognjen Vukojevic, 34, praised Ukraine in the video, which also featured defender Domagoj Vida, 29, shouting: ‘Glory to Ukraine!’.
It was published on Saturday, just after Croatia defeated the host nation on penalties in a closely fought quarter-final.
Their actions were criticised by Russian politicians and led to a warning from FIFA’s disciplinary committee.
The revolt was condemned as illegal by Moscow and sparked a crisis in relations between the two neighbouring states.
The Croatians apologised for Vida’s involvement in the scandal.