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Vlatko Markovic, the president of the HNS, expressed his feelings on Coatian immigrant and a rising footballer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He said that letting Croatians slip through our fingers should not happen to our country, especially a player that would have been so proud to play for us, and one of such great talent.

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Ne raèunamo li igraèe koji su roðeni u Bosni i Hercegovini (te Prosineèkog i Vasilja, èija su mjesta roðenja ”sluèajno” u Njemaèkoj), Mirko Joziæ je u nacionalnu momèad uvrstio èetvoricu reprezentativaca iz dijaspore (braæa Kovaè, Šeriæ, Šimuniæ). Vlatko Markoviæ meðutim žali što meðu njima nije i aktualni reprezentativac Švedske Zlatan Ibrahimoviæ (Ajax).
Radi se o sjajnom napadaèu i nikada si neæu oprostiti što nema hrvatsku putovnicu. Mater mu je Hrvatica, a otac slovenski Bošnjak. Deèko sam kaže da je on posavski Hrvat. Takvo što nam se više neæe dogoditi. Sada još pomnije pratimo naše mladiæe u dijaspori, posebno u Skandinaviji. Veliku pomoæ obeæao nam je i naš veleposlanik u Švedskoj Branko Caratan — kazao je Markoviæ.
I've heard nothing but good things about Ibrahimovic and it is a shame he will not be sporting the checkered top in his carrer.
 

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If I may say something,

Zlatan, who's born in Sweden, would have played for BiH if he didn't play for Sweden already. So not for Croatia. Not to spoil anything for you guys or anything, but this is what he said himself (I know a guy that 'knows' Zlatan since he's been playing for Ajax). His parents are divorced and he has no contact with his Croatian family anymore, which he regrets a lot. But he always says that he is Bosnian...

Anyway although your federation has succes with keeping an eye on Croats from abroad, it still sucks when talents are overlooked. 'We' know the feeling.

Ciao :)

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If you haven't heard anything but good things you probably didn't hear much about him this past year, his first 5 matches were ok but he completely sucked the rest of the season.
 

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Maybe you have trouble reading, he refered to himself as a "posavski Hrvat" while speaking to Markovic earlier this week.
 

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Actually.....he told swedish newspapers 1-2 years ago, that he would play for Sweden or Bosnia. He never mentioned Croatia.

And it´s natural that he chooses Sweden, where he is borned and raised.
 

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Maybe he did, but he refers to himself, according to Vlatko Markovic, as a posavian Croat,(same as Markovic) his mother was Croatian. The whole point of this post was to highlight Markovic's expression over Ibrahimovic.

I don't know what Zlatan said in earlier interviews, the one he gave on Sunday he called himself Croatian, hence Markovic's aforementioned statements. Do neither of yuo know how to read Croatian?
 

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Yeah we had a similar converstaion on the Serb board about this issue. If he was born in Sweden then of course he will chose them. As boksic said, it is a natural decision.

I didn't even know that he had Croatian blood in him until I read it here.

Where was Petric born?
 

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Zinidine Zidane´s grandmothers uncles wifes cousins stepmother was an halfcroatian immigrant from marocco who moved to france.

Can he play for Croatia?:eek: :rolleyes: :D :D :D












According to this Markovic guy, it sounds like Zlatan was stolen by the swedes. Bull****......he was never interested playing for Croatia, whatever Markovic says.
 

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Ero said:
Do neither of yuo know how to read Croatian?
NO...mate!

My interpreter had her "day off":tongue: ;) :cool:
 

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According to Boksic's logic, Tomas, Zivkovic, Simunic, Prosinecki, R. Kovac, N. Kovac, Stanic, Seric and Vasilj aren't eligable for Croatia.

My post was exlusively regarding Markovic's interview, and he spoke to Zlatan first hand, none of us did.
 

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Do neither of yuo know how to read Croatian?
LOL! maybe better than you, if you say this article's goal is "to highlight Markovic's expression about the guy", well then sorry i must disagree because according to my knowledge of Croatian the article's essence is the Croatian regret of "losing" Zlatan to Sweden which makes no real sense! OR you copied too little.

Markovic said that letting Croatians slip through our fingers should not happen to our country, especially a player that would have been so proud to play for us, and one of such great talent.

And as you can see my comment has got to do with just that, Zlatan didn't even consider playing for Croatia, although he could since he does remain half Cro. I commented about that. There's nothing to be so touchy about.

*gone*
 

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Vlatko Markoviæ meðutim žali što meðu njima nije i aktualni reprezentativac Švedske Zlatan Ibrahimoviæ
hajde opet procitaj majke ti :rolleyes:

My comments were my own, based on what I've read lately and the article in Vecernjak, posted above. Vlatko Markovic was once a footballer, coach and has been president of the Croatian Football Federation for a number of years. He is certainly no stranger to controversy and wouldn't in his right mind give false information to the press. He spoke to Zlatan, who refered to himself as a Croat. My statements were based on this information.

So, it boils down to Markovic's word who actually spoke to player in question, or your insistance that it is all based around suspect information. I know which one I'd choose ;)
 

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I'm sick and tired of hearing this argument of where he was born.

If he's part of our narod then yes he can play, it's perfectly fine and legal.

It bothers me because if players were not allowed to play for Cro who weren't born there the same could be said about 90% of the posters who frequent this forum.
 
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Good Luck in Korea/Japan with Sweden!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, nije lud decko. Igra u svjetski klubu Ajax iz Amsterdama. Sigurno moze nesto pokazati u reprezentaciskoj vrstu sa Svedskom. Za Hrvatsku nebi mogao zaigrati, zato nebi imao mjesta. Bosna i Hercegovina nije se plasirala se na SP - 2002, i slabe rezutalte ima.
 

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Decko sam kaze da je Bosanski Svedjanin

Vlatko Markoviæ meðutim žali što meðu njima nije i aktualni reprezentativac Švedske Zlatan Ibrahimoviæ

Indeed, as i said before, it's about the regret of not having Zlatan in the Croatian squad. This sentence expresses that very well, thanks for advising me to read it again. As for putting my credibility to the test, just leave that and those inappropriate rolleyes. Markovic did speak to him obviously I don't doubt that, heck, so did a guy I know and just check those other thousand interviews with him (which you haven't, right?). You don't have to overreact only because someone 'from that other board' :eek: gives a serious comment.
 

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thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind ;)
 
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