Football in Croatia
FIFA on Monday fined Croatian national team assistant coach Ognjen Vukojevic for participating in a video posted on social media declaring support for Ukraine, which has sparked angry reactions from Russian politicians.
World football's governing body, which forbids any political statements, fined Vukojevic 15,000 Swiss francs (12,880 euros) for his involvement.
Croatia's national football team has gone through to the World Cup quarter-finals after beating Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout in Nizhny Novgorod.
After the adrenalin-filled drama on the football pitch on Sunday, the whole country went into delirium.
Zdravko Mamic, the former chief of Dinamo Zagreb, his brother Zoran Mamic, Damir Vrbanovic, a former Dinamo director, and tax official Milan Pernar were convicted on Wednesday of siphoning about 116 million kunas (15.5 million euros) out of the football club and defrauding the state of about 12.milion kuna (1.8 euro) in unpaid taxes.
Croatian former justice minister Vesna Skare Ozbolt said on Tuesday that the investigation into Real Madrid football star Luka Modric, suspected of giving false testimony in court about alleged financial kickbacks in his 2008 transfer from Dinamo Zagreb, should be a warning to people considering committing perjury.