Niko Kovac

Born: October 15, 1971 (age 46)

Height: 5'9.5" (177cm)

Hometown: West Berlin, West Germany
Nationality: Croatia Croatian

Croatia midfielder Niko Kovac celebrates scoring against England on May 21, 2004.
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Career History
International2013-Croatia
Sports Mole has 51 articles about Niko Kovac. Articles 1 to 40:
Cristiano Ronaldo scores an overhead goal during Real Madrid's 3-0 win at Juventus in the Champions League on April 3, 2018
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Champions League action as Bayern Munich welcome the visit of Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final clash.
Apr 24, 12:20
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reacts to Manchester City's opening goal on April 2, 2017
Jupp Heynckes "cannot imagine" Arsene Wenger at another club
Jupp Heynckes suggests that Arsene Wenger should consider retiring from football when he steps down as Arsenal manager in the summer.
Apr 20, 14:14
Jurgen Klopp arrives for the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Jurgen Klopp: 'Bayern Munich move would have been complicated'
Jurgen Klopp reveals that he will take a one-year break from football when he leaves Liverpool, as he opens up on rumoured interest from Bayern Munich.
Apr 20, 13:14
Thomas Tuchel in charge of Borussia Dortmund in 2016
Uli Hoeness: 'Thomas Tuchel turned down Bayern Munich job'
Uli Hoeness confesses that Bayern Munich approached Thomas Tuchel to take over from Jupp Heynckes from next season, but the German coach rejected the offer.
Apr 15, 14:01
Jupp Heynckes pictured in 2011
Jupp Heynckes wants 'off day' for Cristiano Ronaldo in Champions League
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes says that he hopes Cristiano Ronaldo has an 'off day' when the German club meet Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.
Apr 13, 18:51
Jupp Heynckes pictured in 2011
Jupp Heynckes: 'Niko Kovac predestined for Bayern Munich'
Departing Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes says that incoming manager Niko Kovac was always "predesigned" to manage the Bundesliga giants.
Apr 13, 18:28
Jupp Heynckes pictured in 2011
Bayern Munich appoint Niko Kovac as new head coach
Bayern Munich announce that Niko Kovac has been appointed as the club's new head coach, with the Croatian officially replacing Jupp Heynckes on July 1.
Apr 13, 12:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Borussia Dortmund end DFB-Pokal hoodoo with win over Eintracht Frankfurt
Dortmund end a run of three successive DFB-Pokal final defeats by beating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 to win the trophy at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
May 27, 20:57
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Croatia sack manager Niko Kovac
Croatia confirm the dismissal of manager Niko Kovac after their Euro 2016 qualification hopes suffered a blow.
Sep 9, 13:56
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Niko Kovac slams lacklustre Croatia
Croatia boss Niko Kovac slams his troops for a lack of heart in their Euro 2016 qualifying defeat away to Norway.
Sep 7, 00:44
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Croatia deducted one point in Euro 2016 qualifying for racist incident
Croatia are deducted one point in Euro 2016 qualifying due to a racist incident involving their supporters.
Jul 23, 16:30
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On this day: Wayne Rooney runs Croatia ragged
Eleven years ago today, Wayne Rooney scored twice as England recorded a 4-2 win over Croatia at Euro 2004.
Jun 21, 08:00
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Preview: Croatia vs. Italy
Sports Mole previews the Euro 2016 qualifier between Croatia and Italy.
Jun 10, 19:45
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Croatia coach Niko Kovac apologises for fans behaviour
Niko Kovac apologises for the behaviour of Croatia fans after Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy was temporarily suspended.
Nov 17, 09:39
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Niko Kovac slams 'shameful' Croatia fans
Croatia boss Niko Kovac slams the "hooligans" who marred his team's 1-1 draw with Italy by throwing flares on to the field at San Siro.
Nov 17, 01:39
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Team News: Daniele De Rossi earns 100th Italy cap in Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia
Daniele de Rossi wins his 100th Italy cap against Croatia in their Euro 2016 qualifier at the San Siro.
Nov 16, 19:16
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Live Commentary: Italy 1-1 Croatia - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of the Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Azerbaijan.
Nov 16, 19:13
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Italy, Croatia qualifier under threat from flash floods
Croatia manager Niko Kovac says that their Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy could be called off due to a waterlogged pitch at the San Siro.
Nov 15, 17:27
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Preview: Italy vs. Croatia
Sports Mole previews the Group H Euro 2016 qualifying clash between Italy and Croatia at the San Siro.
Nov 14, 16:08
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Result: Argentina squeeze past Croatia
Goals from Cristian Ansaldi and Lionel Messi turn it around for Argentina as they beat Croatia 2-1 at Upton Park.
Nov 12, 21:46
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Nikica Jelavic retires from international football
Hull City's Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic retires from international football with immediate effect.
Oct 11, 15:19
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Result: Croatia ease past 10-man Malta
Croatia ease past 10-man Malta thanks to goals from Luka Modric and Andrej Kramaric.
Sep 9, 21:41
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Niko Kovac positive despite Croatia elimination
Croatia coach Niko Kovac insists that his team has enjoyed a positive World Cup despite their early exit from the competition.
Jun 24, 11:41
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Niko Kovac congratulates Mexico on qualification
Croatia coach Niko Kovac congratulates Mexico on their qualification from Group A alongside Brazil.
Jun 24, 05:57
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Javier Hernandez praises Rafael Marquez
Mexico and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez praises teammate Rafael Marquez for his performance against Croatia on Monday night.
Jun 24, 02:32
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Match Analysis: Croatia 1-3 Mexico
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Mexico's 3-1 win over Croatia in Group A this evening as El Tri book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Jun 23, 23:37
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Live Commentary: Croatia 1-3 Mexico - as it happened
Relive Mexico's 3-1 win over Croatia as they book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup at the expense of their European counterparts.
Jun 23, 20:00
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Ivan Rakitic calls for "perfect game" against Mexico to qualify
Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic calls on his side to produce the "perfect game" in their crucial clash against Mexico to secure qualification for the second round.
Jun 22, 10:03
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Niko Kovac hails Mario Mandzukic return
Niko Kovac hails the impact of returning striker Mario Mandzukic in Croatia's 4-0 victory against Cameroon in Manuas.
Jun 19, 06:21
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Niko Kovac: Mexico clash is our "cup final"
Niko Kovac urges his Croatia team to forget about beating Cameroon 4-0 and focus on the "cup final" that is Monday's clash with Mexico.
Jun 19, 03:47
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Match Analysis: Cameroon 0-4 Croatia
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Croatia sent Cameroon crashing out of the World Cup courtesy of a 4-0 victory in Manaus.
Jun 19, 01:36
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Result: Cameroon crash out of World Cup with heavy Croatia defeat
Cameroon crash out of the World Cup as they lose heavily to Croatia in their Group A clash as Alex Song is sent off in the first half while Mario Mandzukic bags a brace.
Jun 19, 00:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Ivica Olic strike hands Croatia lead over 10-man Cameroon
Ivica Olic hands Croatia the lead at the break in their World Cup clash over 10-man Cameroon while Alex Song is given a straight red card.
Jun 18, 23:49
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Live Commentary: Cameroon 0-4 Croatia - as it happened
Relive Croatia's 4-0 win over 10-man Cameroon as the African side are dumped out of the World Cup having been swept aside in Manaus.
Jun 18, 22:00
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Croatians boycott press over nude pictures
Croatia manager Niko Kovac warns the press that they face a media silence from his squad in protest at nude pictures of some players being published online.
Jun 16, 23:15
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Niko Kovac promises to stick to attacking approach against Cameroon
Niko Kovac insists that Croatia will look to dominate the game when they take on Cameroon on Wednesday.
Jun 16, 23:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Cameroon vs. Croatia
Sports Mole previews the Group A meeting between Cameroon and Croatia in Manaus.
Jun 16, 21:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nikica Jelavic: 'Croatia are better than Cameroon'
Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic expects his side to claim all three points against Cameroon, claiming that they are better "in every position".
Jun 15, 09:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Luka Modric an injury concern for Croatia with foot problem
Luka Modric is an injury doubt for the remainder of Croatia's World Cup campaign due to a foot problem.
Jun 13, 21:17
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Croatia's Niko Kovac blasts lack of respect
Croatia manager Niko Kovac claims that side were not shown any respect during their defeat against Brazil.
Jun 13, 00:10

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