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Croatia extends head coach Zlatko Dalic contract till 2022 world cup

Croatian Football Federation (HNS) have extended the contract of Zlatko Dalic as the head coach of national team until FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Dalic has been associated with Croatia since October 2017 and team reached to the final of 2018 world cup under his guidance.

Signing the extension deal, Dalic was happy and he said that it is the moment of pride to lead the national side and he’s ready to work for Croatian team to get the best result at 2022 world cup.

Zlatko Dalic
Photo: Zlatko Dalic

“I thank Davor as the president of the Federation, the leadership of HNS, and the Executive Board for the expressed trust. As the situation with the epidemic and the postponement of the Euros to next summer unfolded, we agreed that it makes sense to round out the whole story until the 2022 World Cup,” 2018 world cup finalist coach Zlatko Dalic quoted.

“I have always said that there is no greater honor than leading the national team of my country and that is why I had no dilemma about continuing the cooperation. I have a lot of motivation, energy and ambition, and as long as I feel that way, I will lead the Croatia national team with a lot of pride,” he added further.

HNS President Davor Suker appreciated the efforts put by Dalic over the years to improve the game of national side. With the announcement of Zlatko’s contract extension, Suker praised high for coach.

“For us, at no time was it questionable that Zlatko will lead the team at the Euros next summer, and I am very glad that we immediately agreed to cooperate until the 2022 World Cup. Zlatko is a straightforward and genuine person to talk to, and we easily agreed on all details about continuing the collaboration,” Suker said.

“His results speak for themselves; we are proud of everything he has achieved so far as a coach and the Federation will provide him and the national team with maximum working conditions, as it has been so far,” he added.

Croatia lost 2018 world cup final against France and now they’ll look to prepare in better manner for Qatar 2022.