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The DT of Croatia refused to vote in 'The Best': explosive discharge against FIFA and anger over elimination with Argentina


Zlatko Dalic wrote a letter to complain about the little recognition his players received and again criticized the refereeing before the Scaleneta.

At the The Best gala, Argentine soccer experienced a historic day


Yes, one more.

All the Argentines who were in the race to obtain a prize ended up taking it.

Lionel Messi was awarded as the best player, Emiliano Martínez was crowned as the best goalkeeper, Lionel Scaloni displaced Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti and was named as the best coach.

As if that were not enough, Tula and his hype, representing the Argentine fans, also won in their category.

But, logically, not all ended up satisfied with the awards.

Precisely, the coach of a rival of the Argentine National Team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup was the one who raised his voice with a certain tone of anger.

Zlatko Dalić, technical director of the Croatian national team and rival of the Argentine National Team in the semifinals, aimed with everything against FIFA.

The 56-year-old Bosnian, being the coach of a country, had among his powers to vote for The Best awards, but he gave up doing so and with this gesture ignited the controversy.

Zlatko Dalic shot with everything after The Best gala.

(AP Photo/Andre Penner)

"I am disappointed with FIFA's attitude towards the Croatian national team. Based on everything we have achieved, we deserve more respect from the governing body of world football than we have received. We are the only team to have been in the top four in the cycle between the World Cup and this League of Nations. We occupy the front pages worldwide, winning the best team in the world, Brazil, and, together with France, we are the only team that has won two medals in the last two World Cups," he said, in a letter published on the website of the Croatian Football Federation.

For his part, Dalic also emphasized what was the crossover between




on December 13, in which Lionel Messi gave an authentic football exhibition.

"I feel that we did not have the respect that we deserve. Both in the schedules that we had and with the quality of refereeing, especially in the semifinals, they made me feel that they disrespected the Croatian team. I firmly believe that both our performance on the field and our conduct outside makes us worthy of the same respect that we show our rivals every game", he commented hated.

Luka Modric, the only nominee

Luka Modric, veteran Real Madrid player and Croatian emblem, was the only player of this nationality to appear on the list of The Best.

Of course, added to his great presence in the Spanish team, he enjoyed a World Cup at a very high level.

But Dalić considered that there were other players who deserved to be there and that they were not taken into account.

Luka Modric was the only Croatian selected for the award.

(REUTERS/Lee Smith)

"After all that, look at the list of the 14 players for The Best for best player. Apart from Luka Modric, where are the other Croatian players? Is there really no room for Mateo Kovacic? Where is the name of Gvardiol "He entered the best eleven in both the World Cup and the Bundesliga. And Livakovic doesn't deserve to be one of the five finalists for best goalkeeper after everything he did in Qatar?", closed the DT.

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Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-02-28

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