Football in Croatia

Croatia Football Coach Fined for Video Supporting Ukraine

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.

Dinamo Zagreb Football Supremo Convicted of Fraud

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.

Luka Modric Probe 'Sends Warning to Perjurers'

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.