Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final

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Barcelona midfielder Rakitic has played an integral role in his country's unexpected march to Sunday's final against France in Moscow.

It is hard to imagine that Dalic is now the Croatia national team head coach who has taken his side to the World Cup final.

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Dalic - who worked his way up the ranks in Asia where he led UAE giants Al Ain to the 2016 AFC Champions League final - now stands on the cusp of Croatia's biggest achievement.

"I see the connection between Croatia now and Greece in 2004, although they are two different styles of football", he said.

In that semi-final, several Croatians were out on their feet, and even striker Mario Mandžukić looked ready for an ambulance, only to pop up minutes later to slam home the victor.

At 1.92 metres tall (6ft 3in), Pitana is a physically imposing figure who, having learned his trade in the cut-and-thrust world of Argentine domestic football, does not take to being bullied by angry players. But what does that mean? Then, he was a player for Hajduk Split, his third stint at the club where he had started his career.

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Coaches will tell them to enjoy the moment, but it will be hard not to get overwhelmed by the enormity.

"Nothing was given to me on a plate unlike some managers in Europe who can manage due to their name". "I think there can be no better feeling than being a Croat", he said.

"I did not want to stay in Croatia and be a middling coach". The back of the jersey, however, said "I don't remember" where Modric's name should have been, as ESPN reported. We came here to achieve a great goal. "I coached two of the biggest clubs in Asia, so when Croatia's call arrived, I did not hesitate".

The 2020 European Championship will be shared amongst a dozen cities in a new format, but it is Wembley Stadium in London that will host the semifinals and the final. You can not sneeze at that. That was a tremendous experience for me.

"I have never doubted myself even if others did, I always believed I could get to where I am today and thank God this came true".

"He's in a position to do that and he's a great player but I don't think for any minute of that game he was ever thinking about the English media. about what any pundit had said". People like me, Kovac and Bilic.

"If we keep that solidarity and collective strength to the end, I don't know what can stop us".

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